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Nairobi railway museum, Nairobi

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See an innovative handcar moved by a modified bicycle at Nairobi railway museum, a museum of the East African railways adjacent to a key railway station. View curious items on display like tortoise calculators, wooden box and Bakelite phone sets, brass bells, and a Kenya-Uganda Railway water filter. You can tour vintage steam and diesel engines and wooden passenger coaches in the spacious yard and check out the 1923 Tanganyika Railways locomotives used in the Hollywood classic movie "Out of Africa." You must make an appointment to see operational steam locomotives, as they are occasionally used for tourist excursions. See a model miniature railway inside the building and a bicycle trolley. Before you head to Nairobi, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Nairobi road trip planning website, to make sure you see all that Nairobi has to offer, including Nairobi railway museum.
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  • Only a small museum hidden in the city. It’s a bit of an effort to get to and also a bit run down. You pretty much just do an at your own pace tour and wander around yourself reading and viewing...  more »
  • This is a fascinating place - and should not be missed by visitors to Nairobi - the memorabilia and photographs of the extraordinary endeavour that building this railway represented , and the...  more »
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  • It's has cool stuff! You can know quite a lot about the beginning of Nairobi from here.
  • I like the old engines. If you are a student who has interest in machines better visit.

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