Culture & History

Nairobi National Museum

Built in 1929, the Nairobi National Museum is the flagship museum for the National Museums of Kenya, housing celebrated collections of Kenya’s History, Nature, Culture and Contemporary Art. It has, throughout the years, grown into an institution of both regional and international importance. The museum has become a leading centre of excellence, housing the finest museum collections and exhibits in the world. As a custodian of the country’s national and cultural heritage, the principal mission of the National Museums of Kenya is to “collect, document, preserve and enhance knowledge, appreciation, management and use of these resources for the benefit of Kenya and the World.” Nairobi National Museum also features one of the world’s most important collections of early human fossils, all of which have been discovered in Kenya, including the ‘Black Skull’ found in August 1985 which, at 2.5m years is the oldest skull ever found in East Africa.

Karen Blixen Museum

“I had a farm in Africa, at the foot of the Ngong Hills….”

The Karen Blixen Museum in the suburb of Karen will take “Out of Africa” lovers a step back in time to breathe the spirit of the writer and the lives she immortalized. The Museum, originally built in 1912, was the home of the Danish author Baroness Karen Blixen and was converted into one of the National Museums of Kenya in 1986. The Museum house remains a serene environment that seems to belong to the past, surrounded by a tranquil gardens and indigenous forest, with splendid