Kare Blixen Museum

Karen Blixen Museum

The Karen Blixen Museum is part of the national museums in Kenya that depicts the story of a Danish decedent author by the name Karen Blixen. In her honour here home was turned into a museum where visitors go learn about her story. She is the author of the famous book “ Out Of Africa” that was made a movie winning an Oscar.

Its mandate goes beyond managing the museums in Nairobi but also many Regional Museums, Sites and Monuments of national and international importance alongside priceless collections of Kenya’s living cultural and natural heritage. As an institution that must respond to the growing needs of the society, NMK is striving to contribute in a unique way to the task of national development. READ MORE

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Visiting Hours: 09:30am – 06pm

The Museum is open to the Public every day (9.30 am to 6pm) including weekends and public holidays. Visitors are encouraged to be at the Museum by 5.30.

Karen Blixen Entry Fees

Non-residents adults pay Ksh.1,200 and non-resident children below 16years is Ksh.600. Residents and Citizens adults and children below 16 years pay Ksh.600, Ksh.400, Ksh.200 and Ksh.100 respectively.

Karen Blixen Museum was once the centre piece of a farm at the foot of the Ngong Hills owned by Danish Author Karen and her Swedish Husband, Baron Bror von Blixen Fincke. Located 10km from the city centre, the Museum belongs to a different time period in the history of Kenya. The farm house gained international fame with the release of the movie ‘Out of Africa’ an Oscar winning film based on Karen’s an autobiography by the same title.
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Highlights

Understanding the story behind

  • Learn the history of Karen Blixen
  • Watch the Born Free Movie
  • Take photos
  • The Museum was opened in 1986
  • Learn the rich heritage of Kenya

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