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Kenya Sights

Nairobi National Museum

  • Museum Hill, off Chiromo St. Map It
  • Nairobi

Updated 12/02/2014

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On Museum Hill off Chiromo Road, this interesting museum has good reproduction rock art displays and excellent prehistory exhibits of the archaeological discoveries of Richard and Mary Leakey. When working near Lake Turkana in the 1960s, the Leakeys discovered the skull and bones of Homo habilis, believed to be the ancestor of early humankind. Their findings established the Rift Valley as the possible Cradle of Humankind, although both South Africa's Sterkfontein

Caves and Ethiopia's Hadar region claim the same distinction. There are also excellent paintings by Joy Adamson, better known as the author of Born Free, and a good collection of Kenya's birds and butterflies. The Kenya Museum Society takes guided bird walks every Wednesday morning at 8:45. There are some good craft shops and a museum shop, and it's worthwhile popping in to the Kuona Trust, the part of the museum that showcases young Kenyan artists.

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Museum Hill, off Chiromo St., Nairobi, 00100, Kenya

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020-374–2161; 020-374–2131

Sight Details:

  • Ksh 1200
  • Daily 8:30–5:30

Updated 12/02/2014


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Apr 6, 2013

Kenya's Rich Heritage

The Nairobi National Museum will offer you with Kenya's rich heritage, the museum is also well known as a unique events venue, for the appreciation of Kenya's heritage amidst workshops, cocktails, conferences and other functions. African Servalcat Safaris Ltd. P.O Box 4628 00100 GPO Nairobi-Kenya. Tel:+254 (0)20 2587644 Mobile: +254 722 691988,+254 733 904294 Website:

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