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“Nairobri Gallery” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Nairobi Gallery
Ranked #25 of 118 things to do in Nairobi
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Melbourne, Australia
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152 reviews
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“Nairobri Gallery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

Well worth a visit just for the building but I did not spend long there as I am not into art!.It does show many pieces of Art from the country side and is rather large. There is a fee which is quite reasonable.

Visited June 2014
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“The Murumbi collection is impressive”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

We were directed here by Alan Donovan of African Heritage House outside the city. The downtown collection is extensive, well organized and laid out, and very well explained. Begin, however, at Alan's home--book lunch (or wine) on the room terrace and be guided through his collection with the insight only he can provide. Then ask Alan to set up your tour of both the archives and gallery downtown--your experience will be five rather than four stars and you will truly learn to appreciate the diversity of African craft and art.

Visited July 2014
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Bussum
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“Nice combination of art and history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

Historical sight in the centre of Nairobi. Little bit difficult to find because Nairobi Gallery is not mentioned on the map. Look for Old PC building corner Uhuru Highway/Kenyatta Avenue.
Our friendly and professional guide Xmos gave a very good and interesting explanation about history, traditional and modern art in Kenya and other African countries.

Visited April 2014
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“Murumbi gallery is really cool”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2014

Spent 4 hours at the gallery checking out the artefacts in the Murumbi gallery. The museum guide was quite helpful and informative. There are several rooms in this house that detail Murumbi's life. They have not put the stamps on show but there are many other artefacts that are original. The cloths from around Africa are really beautiful, the model of his living room and his collections are quite interesting. There is a collection of old original books, coins, beads and even tribal weapons. Very interesting gallery.

Visited March 2014
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Penvenan, France
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“Well worth a visit.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2013

We were lucky enough to get Alan Donovan as our guide because one of his friends was there at that moment. What an interesting man who put everything into context.

The building lends itself to the thematic nature of the collections, including the modern art for sale room which we understood will only ever have the best artists of the moment on a rotating basis.

An hour and a half just flew by and we came away with a much better understanding of just how little old art still exists. I was fascinated by the Venetian glass and it's monetisation.

Don't forget to tell your driver, if you have one, that there is private parking and a separate entrance past the no entry road sign.

Visited December 2013
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