museum holds a wide variety of most reputed collections
relating to culture, history, and art hailing from
East Africa and Kenya. This museum interprets Kenyan
heritage for stimulating learning and appreciation.
Nairobi Museum is a huge facility with many educating
sections, which is the best educational center and
one can easily spend all day here.
is a guide in the entryway that offers all the information
about each and every section of the museum. Upstairs
in the people section, are displays of the cultures
of various tribes in Kenya. Also, the museum contains
dinosaur fossils found in Kenya.
the museum there is a cafe /restaurant with a large
balcony that offers a great and breathtaking jungle
view. It also has touristy shops selling local handmade
jewellery, African artifacts and souvenir items.
is an enormous statue of a dinosaur just at the
entrance to the museum which is always a hit with
children. Another major tourist attraction within
the grounds is the Snake Park which has just been
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Visit to Nairobi National Museum & Snake Park
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Snake Park Tour | Nairobi Museums of Kenya
recently renovated Nairobi National Museum is a
good place to learn more about Kenya's history and
culture. The construction of the present Museum
Hill site began in 1929 after the government set
aside the land for it.
Museum was officially opened on September 22, 1930,
and named Coryndon Museum, in honor of Sir Robert
Coryndon, one time governor of Kenya and a staunch
supporter of the Uganda Natural History Society.
With the opening of the museum, the society moved
its extensive library into the Museum complex.
of this collection made the foundation collection
for what is now the Herbarium. In the early forties
and fifties, the late Dr. Louis Leakey made a public
appeal for funds to enlarge the Museum's galleries.
The result was the construction of all the present
galleries to the right of the main entrance.
were named in honor of the Nairobi community members
who made their contributions for the construction.
Today, one finds the Mahatma Gandhi Hall, the Aga
Khan and the Churchill Gallery among others. In
the early sixties the Nairobi Snake Park was built
with the aim to educate the public about snakes
and the common reptiles of Kenya. The Snake Park
continues to be a big attraction in the Museum.
1964, the Coryndon Museum changed its name to the
National Museums of Kenya. Beginning from 1969,
the Museum expanded its services and assets beyond
Nairobi, and established museums in Kitale, Meru,
Kisumu, Lamu and Fort Jesus in Mombasa.
addition, the Institute of Primate Research is also
closely associated with the Museum. Each of these
regional museums has its own identity and develops
its own programmes, and is run under the office
of the Director for Regional Museums, Sites &
the post 1969 period, the Museums have grown and
diversified. The Leakey Memorial building was opened
in 1976 and houses the administration, archeology
and paleontology departments. The building also
houses an auditorium with a sitting capacity of
roughly 300 people which serves to hold different
Museum functions. Also during this period, research
and development programmes were developed and initiated.
included cooperation with the University of Nairobi
and the Institute of African Studies, specializing
in ethnography and cultural anthropology. The Education
department initiated programmes for the thousands
of school children who visit the Museums every year.
The Casting Department sells casts of important
fossil discoveries to Museums worldwide, both for
study and for exhibition.
exhibit fossils excavated within East African river
valleys, which is believed to be the origin of human
kind. The Kenya National Museum also displays a
variety of stuffed bird species and displays diverse
Kenyan culture. There are three Pillars of Kenya’s
National heritage i.e. Nature,
Culture and History.
Under the Nature Pillar, there are 5 exhibitions.
Ecology of Kenya
Cycles of Life
Cycles of Life History of Kenya
Cycles of Life Kenya Before 1850