National Museum & Heritage

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Overview

 

From: USD$ 80

 
The Nairobi National Museum is only 20 minutes from the Central Business District.

Museums are places of discovery, contemplation and learning on culture, history, arts and nature.

Brief Background
The Museum was initiated in 1910 by a group of enthusiastic naturalists under the then East Africa and Uganda Natural History Society [currently the East African Natural History Society (EANHS)], who needed a place to keep and preserve their collections of various specimens. The first site for the Museum was at the present Nyayo House, which later became too small and a larger building was put up in 1922 where the Nairobi Serena Hotel stands today.
In 1929, the colonial government set aside land for a Museum construction at Museum Hill which was officially opened in 22nd September, 1930 and named Coryndon Museum in honour of Sir Robert Coryndon, one-time Governor of Kenya. In 1963 after independence, it was re-named the National Museum of Kenya (NMK).
On October 15th 2005, the Nairobi Museum closed its doors to the public for an extensive modernization and expansion project the outcome of which was an impressive and magnificent piece of architecture that puts it in competition with other world- class Museums. The Museum later re-opened in June 2008 as the Nairobi National Museum, and continues to draw visitors from all walks of life in appreciation of Kenya’s rich heritage.

 

Main Attraction

The Museum hosts both temporary and permanent galleries that attract learners and tourists alike.

Visitors can visit the following permanent galleries:

  • The Cradle of human kind gallery;
  • The Story of mammals;
  • The History of Kenya;
  • Cycles of life gallery;
  • Numismatic exhibition and
  • Asian African Heritage exhibition gallery respectively.

Included

  • Price is based on per vehicle
  • Pickup from your hotel or preferred pick-up point in Nairobi and drop-off to your drop-off point
  • Visit to The National Museum & Heritage
  • Professional English speaking guides.
  • All vehicle expenses and driver’s allowance.

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