National Museum

National Museum Of Kenya

National Museums of Kenya (NMK) is a state corporation established by an Act of Parliament, the Museums and Heritage Act 2006.

As history dictates, we wouldn’t learn or know about our ancestors if it were not for history. 

National Museum of Kenya is a multi-disciplinary institution whose role is to collect, preserve, study, document and present Kenya’s past and present cultural and natural heritage. This is for the purposes of enhancing knowledge, appreciation, respect and sustainable utilization of these resources for the benefit of Kenya and the world, for now and posterity.

National Museums of Kenya mutual concern for the welfare of mankind and the conservation of the biological diversity of the East African region and that of the entire planet demands success in such efforts.

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


Visiting Hours: 08:30am – 05:30pm

The museum is opened from Monday to Sunday. All year round including public holidays and weekends.

Night Tours

Exclusive for organized groups for a minimum of 10 people, a request can now be made through advance bookings for night tours.
The Museum will be open between 6:00pm – 10:00pm except when there is a privately held function.

National Museums Of Kenya 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. Apart from the normal visits, the museum saw it fit to have night tours but there is a criteria to be met for this to happen. Also they do have a combined ticket package where you save by visiting both the museum and the snake park.


Non-Resident Rate: Adult: Kshs. 2,000 Child: Kshs. 1,000

Resident Rate: Adult: Kshs. 1,000 Child: Kshs. 500

Citizen Rate : Adult: Kshs. 500 Child: Kshs. 250


Minimum 10 pax

Guide fee per 10 pax maximum- Non-Resident/Resident: Ksh. 2,000 Citizen: Ksh. 1,000


Discounted joint tickets are available for purchase at Nairobi National Museum that include admission to the Snake Park.

Citizen Adults Kshs. 300 (save Kshs. 100)

Children below 16 years Kshs. 150 (save Kshs. 50

Resident Adults Kshs. 600 (save Kshs. 400

Children below 16 years Kshs. 300 (save Kshs. 300

Non-Resident Adults Kshs. 1,500 (save Kshs. 900

Children below 16 years Kshs. 1,000 (save Kshs. 200)



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Understanding Kenya’s history, nature & Culture

  • Learn the history of Kenya
  • Meet Ahmed the elephant
  • Take photos
  • Visit the snake park 
  • Learn the rich heritage of Kenya

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