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National Archives

Moi Avenue, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 20 2228959
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This centrally located collection contains historic photographs, Kenyan crafts and paintings.
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  • Average23%
  • Poor2%
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Moi Avenue, Nairobi, Kenya
Nairobi Central Business District
+254 20 2228959
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

Nairobi Archives is a nice place within the city. It is a good landmark in case you do not know places around, you will always find your way from here.

Thank Veroniq254
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Its a jewel of information right in the middle of the city, easy to access from any hotel in the central business district

1  Thank twofifty
Reviewed 10 May 2017

We really enjoyed touring through and examining the displays. There were classes of school children being guided through the exhibit by their teachers. The kids were really engaged in what was being taught. And they were so well behaved!

Thank lynnP1113XD
Reviewed 29 April 2017

It was refreshing to see real photos of Wangu Wa Makeri , Waiyaki Wa hinga and other Kenyan Heroes we read about in History. You get to read the last letter that Dedan Kimathi wrote. Our guide Okumu was very knowledgeable and passionate about History....More

2  Thank Christine M
Reviewed 27 April 2017

A dark but small historical museum in the city center. No interactivity / screens so not really suitable for children.

Thank Niklas K
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This place has a rich bank of Kenya's history. Its a place I always pass by when in town. You can find a lot of historical information that you wouldn't be able to find in any other place

Thank Mark O
Reviewed 14 March 2017

National Archives located along Moi Avenue near Ambassador Hotel. In-front the building you see Dedan Kimathi statue was torched by the colonial rule. Inside the building there is an art gallery contains all ancient of art collection from different communities of Kenya and Africa. The...More

1  Thank _chiku1955
Reviewed 7 March 2017

The place so silent giving you a moment to think of the history of the country and the great people of Kenya and other countries in Africa.The many books and pictures are so detailed.If you love reading history this is the place.

Thank qudrahnizar
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The National Archives is located along Moi Avenue in Nairobi City Center. The place is very calm and cool despite the heat outside. Here you will get to learn more about Kenyan culture, Current and past public figures like the late Prof. Wangari, Tom Mboya,...More

2  Thank Kenyanbackpacker
Reviewed 31 January 2017

We were pleasantly surprised by the National Archives. The collection is small, but well organized and diverse. Signage is good (English only, sorry) We spent 2 hours there and really enjoyed it.

1  Thank BTVWriter
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