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“Hidden Gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Railway Museum

Railway Museum
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US$119.00*
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Half-Day Nairobi City Tour
Ranked #19 of 119 things to do in Nairobi
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London
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

In the cramped area of downtown Nairobi there is a little hidden gem. An amazing space that is crammed, not very well displayed, little museum that shows the history of the East African Railway. It's a but muddled, and jumbled but there are some stand out pieces inside. The railway carriages sit a bit forlorn on the tracks, but you can get up close and personal with them. Worth picking your way through to see a slice of Kenyan history. Half a day will do it justice, and take a snack, no cafe or toilets here.

Visited February 2014
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“Queens Chair!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

Sat on the Queens chair! The pictures and artefacts you will see there are simply amazing. You got to go see the trains from the olden days!

Entry fee also friendly!

Visited September 2013
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Olney, United Kingdom
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“Need a bit more money spending”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2014

I am not a railway enthusiast but this museum appears to have a vast quantity of locomotives, carriages and memorabilia. The static displays or locomotives look good but could benefit from some and injection of cash to renovate some of them. Still worth a visit

Visited March 2014
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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Kenya Railway Museum”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2014

The museum offers an island of tranquility in the sea of noise that is Nairobi. You are free to clamber aboard the locomotives and carriages of a bygone era. There are some great stories of colonial era mishaps and adventures from the soldier eaten by a lion to sitting on the front of the train from Mombasa to Nairobi.

Visited January 2014
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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Not a railway fan, but love this place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2014

Having visited, I now understand the colonial history better and how the railroad related to it. I asked for someone to guide me among the cluttered artifacts. The guide was fantastic! On Thursday afternoon we were the only ones there. Very hard to find behind the Polytechnic University and past a restaurant row of typical Kenyan food. Take a taxi.

Visited February 2014
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