About Nairobi National Museum

Considered as Kenya's prized jewel, this world-class museum is truly a perfect representation of Kenya’s rich and colorful culture, history, natural beauty and captivating contemporary art within one location. Initiated in 1910, the museum has undergone many changes to contain the awe-inspiring collection that it is today. Visit the National Museum to travel back in time through Kenya's captivating history.

Must See

Birds of East Africa hall containing hundreds of stuffed bird specimens, Cradle of Humankind exhibition includes a collection of what many experts refer to as the 'most important human fossils in the world', Cycles of Life room is a tribute to Kenya's numerous tribes, Visit the adjoining Snake Park.

How to reach

Nairobi National Museum is located at the Museum Hill, approximately a 10-minutes drive from the Nairobi city center, accessible both by public and private means.


  • You can select tours either in English or French.
  • There’s no charge for guide services, but a tip to be given.
  • Make exciting memories! Click pictures of the elephant fossil on the way to the Snake Park. 
  • Visit the peaceful and quiet Botanical Garden. Enjoy the peace!

Visit Time

Sunday:       8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Monday:      8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday:      8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Thursday:     8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Friday:          8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Saturday:      8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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Entrance Fee


Adult/Child: KSh 1200/600

Combined ticket with Snake Park (Adult/Child): KSh 1500/1000

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Time you can spend

3 hours


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