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“Have lots of time on your side”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of National Archives

National Archives
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US$38.00*
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Nairobi Walking Tour
Ranked #20 of 119 things to do in Nairobi
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Owner description: This centrally located collection contains historic photographs, Kenyan crafts and paintings.
Nairobi, Kenya
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217 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Have lots of time on your side”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

A great place to find records, but be prepared to spend a lot of time there. The staff are extremely helpful.

Visited July 2014
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“The Kenya Archives - Kenya's history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

A great place to learn about Kenya's history and culture, its very educative.

They don't allow taking photos for commercial use unless given special permission, photos for personal use are allowed, hence a camera would be ideal to document the trip.

Its a short visit, therefore children would not get easily bored.

Visited July 2014
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Hsinchu, Taiwan
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“Good to wander through when passing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

It's on the intersection between Kenyatta Avenue and Moi Avenue, which is among the two largest streets in Nairobi. Fee for non-residents are 200 KSH, which is remarkably low compared to other museums around here.

There's a hodgepodge of stuff inside, mainly art pieces and some introductions to their political leaders. Spent around an hour wandering through. Not especially enlightening, but hey it's there and it's cheap.

Visited June 2014
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“is this a tourist location seriously??”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

there is nothing there for an adventure lover, just a building in the middle of nairobi town, it is like making a library a tourist location

Visited May 2014
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“Worth a visit...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2014

Worth a visit to have a closer look at Kenyan and African history. The collection of artifacts show tribal culture and the events leading up to independence from Colonial Britain. The archives is housed in what was once a bank. Impressive building, but time has stood still for fifty years here. Old, tired,dusty is the best description but still a good option. Entry fee of 200 shillings per person.

Visited February 2014
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