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To learn more about life, nature and culture in Kenya, visit the Nairobi National Museum. The museum is located near Museum Hill, a 10-minute drive from the city centre. In addition to the museum, which was beautifully renovated in 2005, you will be able to visit the botanical gardens, a nature trail, shops and restaurant facilities.
The museum was founded in 1910. At the time, the collection was displayed in the Nyayo House; however, that facility became too small. In 1929, the collection moved into the current monumental building, set amidst plenty of green. It is a beautiful spot to learn more about this fascinating country. Until 1963, the museum was called the Coryndon Museum in honour of Sir Robert Coryndon, Governor of Kenya. After the country’s independence, it was renamed the National Museum.
“The huge bird collection ranges from hornbills to the standard-winged nightjar”