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Kenya's Museums & Monuments
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The National Museums of Kenya (NMK) is a multi-disciplinary institution whose role is to collect, preserve, study, document and present Kenya’s past and present cultural and natural heritage. The National Museums of Kenya manages many Regional Museums, Sites and Monuments of national and international importance alongside priceless collections of Kenya’s living cultural and natural heritage.  

Kenya's National Museums and Monuments include:


Oloolua Forest Trail
Oloolua Forest TrailThis unique eco-system is one of the very few existing and well preserved forests in Kenya.
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Tambach Museum
Tambach Museum is located in Tambach Town, Elgeiyo/Marakwet County, approximately 42 kilometres from Eldoret Town.
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Nairobi National Museum, Snake Park and Botanical Gardens
Nairobi National Museum, Snake Park and Botanical GardensNairobi National Museum was initiated in 1910. The museum closed for refurbishment in 2006 and re-opened in 2008 as a World Class Museum complete with shopping and dining facilities.
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Nairobi Gallery
Nairobi Gallery Built in 1913, this Old PC's office building was fondly referred to as 'Hatches, Matches and Dispatches' because of the births, marriages and deaths that were recorded here.
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Uhuru Gardens
Located along Langata road, Uhuru Gardens is a national monument and Kenya’s largest memorial park. 
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Karen Blixen Museum, Nairobi
Karen Blixen Museum, NairobiBuilt in 1912, Karen Blixen Museum was home to Danish Author, poet and Artist- Karen Blixen.
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Olorgesailie
OlorgesailieLocated along Magadi road, an hour's drive away from Nairobi, Olorgesailie pre-historic site museum is world renown as the "hand axe factory", attributed as the only place in the world with the largest number. 
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Kisumu Museum
Located in Kisumu town, Kisumu Museum presents Western Kenya’s rich cultural and natural heritage. 
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Kapenguria Museum
Kapenguria Museum Kapenguria Museum is a landmark in Kenya’s history as this is the location where six of the most influential leaders in the struggle for independence were detained. 
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Desert Museum, Loiyangalani
Desert Museum, LoiyangalaniThe Desert Museum is located in Loiyangalani, on the Eastern shores of Lake Turkana popularly known as the Jade Sea. 
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Koobi Fora Museum, Turkana
Koobi Fora Museum Situated along the Eastern shores of Lake Turkana is Koobi Fora Site and Museum, a World Heritage Site also popularly known as the Cradle of Mankind.
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Kenyatta House, Maralal
Kenyatta House, MaralalBuilt in 1959, and a National Monument, Kenyatta House commemorates the place where negotiation for the country's independence took place. 

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Kitale Museum
Established in 1974, Kitale Museum was previously known as Stoneham Museum named after Lieutenant Colonel Hugh Stoneham, who founded the museum in 1926. 
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Gede Ruins, Malindi
Gede Ruins, MalindiGede ruins are remains of a Swahili town. It traces its origin to the Twelfth Century and was rebuilt with new town walls in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries. 

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Rabai Museum
Built in 1846 and known as the first Church in Kenya, Rabai Museum, popularly known as Krapf Memorial Museum, is attributed to the beginning of Christianity and education in Kenya. 
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Fort Jesus Museum (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Fort Jesus Museum (UNESCO World Heritage Site)Located in Mombasa Island, Fort Jesus Museum was built to secure the safety of Portuguese living on the East Coast of Africa.
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Lamu Museum
Lamu MuseumLamu Museums are located in the North Coast, a World Heritage Site and one of the most beautiful & serene locations on the African continent. 
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Nairobi National Museum, Snake Park and Botanical Gardens
Nairobi National Museum, Snake Park and Botanical GardensNairobi National Museum was initiated in 1910. The museum closed for refurbishment in 2006 and re-opened in 2008 as a World Class Museum complete with shopping and dining facilities.
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