Nairobi National Museum is the main institution of the National Museums of Kenya situated on Museum Hill, off Kipande Road in Nairobi.
In order to store and preserve their collections of varied specimens, a group of naturalists affiliated with the former East Africa and Uganda Natural History Society founded the Museum in 1910. For both educational and recreational purposes, the facility currently holds renowned collections of Kenya’s history, nature, culture, and contemporary art.
The Museums’ grounds also house Snake Park, a Nature Trail, Botanical Gardens, and a State-of-the-Art Auditorium that occasionally accommodates performances, movie screenings, and other activities. Visitors can also take advantage of a variety of dining and shopping options in the commercial wing.
Attraction Points at the Museum
Both temporary and permanent exhibitions at the museum draw both visitors and students. The Cradle of Human Kind, The Story of Mammals, The History of Kenya, Cycles of Life, Numismatic Exhibition, and Asian African Heritage Exhibition are among our permanent galleries.
1.Gallery of the Cradle of Human Kind.
Visitors can get up close and personal with prehistoric people and tools at the Cradle of Humanity gallery. The East African bird diversity is shown in the Bird’s Gallery, which is organized into family groups such raptors, waterbirds, and sunbirds. This aids visitors in visualizing the various ways that birds adapt to their surroundings and diet.
2. Mammal Stories Gallery.
Three themes, namely evolution, locomotion, feeding adaptability, and defense mechanism, are used to tell the narrative of mammals, from enormous elephants to bats and shrews.
3. The gallery for Kenyan history.
The History of Kenya gallery provides information on the antebellum and colonial eras, interactions between the communities, the war for independence, and Kenya’s eventual independence.
4. Gallery of Life’s Cycles.
The Cycles of Life Gallery depicts the various social interactions and cultural practices that take place during the various periods of a man’s life, including childhood, adolescence, maturity, and ancestry. Students get to encounter with cultural artifacts from other communities.
6. Exhibition of Numismatics
The history of banking, the use of digital technologies in trade, and other aspects of commerce are all exposed in numismatic exhibitions. Displayed with numerous historical and present-day currencies are interactive banking programs that enable young children to learn the finest saving techniques. The Museum seeks to interpret Kenya’s rich legacy and provides visitors with a one-stop shop to sample the nation’s rich heritage for both educational and recreational purposes. Visitors can also enjoy a range of food and shopping options, as well as tranquil botanical gardens, in addition to the Museum.
The Opening Hours Of The Museum
Admission to the Nairobi National Museum is free Monday through Sunday from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm throughout the year, including weekends and federal holidays.
Night tours at the Nairobi National Museum
A request can now be made through prior reservations for night tours, but only for organized groups of at least 10 persons. Except when there is a private event, the Museum is open from 6 pm to 10 pm.