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Know more about Kenyan history at The National Archives

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National Archives is situated right in the middle of the city and a visit to this place gives a taste of Kenya’s history. It has a vast collection of documents and reference materials. It’s mainly used by students as well as researchers, but the ground-floor atrium and gallery display an eclectic selection of contemporary art, historical photos of Nairobi, cultural artefacts, furniture and tribal objects. The Kenya National Archives building also houses the Murumbit is currently the largest Pan-African art gallery in Africa and it contains ancient art collections from different regions and communities of Africa. The collected artefacts were acquired by the government of Kenya after a concessionary arrangement was agreed upon with Joseph Murumbi, who had initially turned down several huge offers to buy his collections by overseas bidders. Gallery which contains African artefacts that were collected in the 19th century.

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Opening hours:
Monday to Friday: 08:30 to 17:00 hours
Saturday: 08:30 to 13:00 hours

Charges: The exhibitions are open to the public at a small fee of Ksh 50 for citizens and residents, and Ksh 200 for non-residents. If you would like to use their library services, they also charge a membership fee of Ksh 200.

Address: Moi Ave, Nairobi City, Kenya

Contact: +254(0)20 2228959"

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