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Nairobi Railway Museum

Nairobi, Kenya

Address Station road next to Uhuru Highway
Floor area unfortunately not known yet  
Museum typ Exhibition
  • Model Railway
  • Model Ships
  • Railway Technique

Opening times
08:00 - 17:00 Normally 7 days a week, including Public Holidays

Status from 03/2022
Non-Resident: 600/=($10); Resident: 500/=($ 8)
Non-Resident student: 300/=($5); Resident student: 200/=($3);
Non-Resident Child: 100/=($2); Citizen adult: 200

Tel.:+254-724-38 09 75  eMail:info  


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Location / Directions
S1.293000° E36.822100°S1°17.58000' E36°49.32600'S1°17'34.8000" E36°49'19.5600"

The railway museum is situated at the north-west end of Nairobi station and can be seen from the Uhuru Highway where it crosses the main line.

Description The museum was established in 1971 by the then East African Railways and Harbours Corporation to preserve and display relics and records of the railways of East Africa from their inception to the present day. In addition to the collection of steam locomotives and rolling stock, there is a large display of smaller exhibits and models.

The Museum is still rail-connected, allowing restored locos access to the main line for working steam excursions.

With the privatisation of Kenya Railways, the Museum and exhibits have been transferred to the guardianship of the National Museum of Kenya. The curator of the museum is now Maurice Barasa, an anthropologist by training and who brings expertise in museum management. His father was a stationmaster on Kenya Railways, so he has a family connection with his new duty. He is keen to see more steam tourist trains and will have meetings with Rift Valley Railways in due course, about making formal arrangements for steam operation and promotion.

Museum Exhibits

Kenya Uganda Railway
* 327 Vulcan Foundry ED1 2-6-2T (EAR 1127)
* 87 Karamoja Beyer-Garratt EC3 4-8-4+4-8-4 (EAR 5711)
* 2401 Vulcan Foundry EB3 4-8-0
* 2409 Vulcan Foundry EB3 4-8-0
* 5505 Beyer-Garratt GB 4-8-2+2-8-4
* 393 Nasmyth Wilson EE 2-6-4T (EAR 1003) plinthed in Jamhuri Park, Nairobi

Tanganyika Railway
* 301 Beyer Peacock DL 4-8-0 (EAR 2301)

East African Railways
* 1315 North British 4-8-4T converted from 4-8-2T * 2921 Masai of Kenya North British Tribal Class 2-8-2
* 3020 Nyaturu North British Tribal Class 2-8-4
* 3123 Bavuma Vulcan FoundryTribal Class 2-8-4
* 5918 Mount Gelai Beyer-Garratt Mountain Class 4-8-2+2-8-4
* 5930 Mount Shengena Beyer-Garratt Mountain Class 4-8-2+2-8-4
* 6006 Sir Harold MacMichael Beyer-Garratt Governor Class 4-8-2+2-8-4
* 3205 Fowler 0-6-0 diesel shunter
* 3505 Barclay 0-6-0 diesel-hydraulic shunter

Magadi Soda Company
* Hugh F Marriott 0-4-0ST


Fra Wikipedia, den frie encyklopedi:
Nairobi Railway Museum er et jernbanemuseum i Nairobi, Kenya, beliggende like inntil Nairobi jernbanestasjon. Museet ble åpnet av East African Railways and Harbours Corporation i 1971, men drives i dag av Kenya Railways. Museets sporområde er sammenkoplet med jernbanens operative nett, og samlingen inneholder blant annet tre damplokomotiv som ved spesielle anledninger benyttes til utflukter. I den senere tid (januar 2011) har museet også åpnet en modelljernbane. presents here one of the many museum pages. We try to bring data for your direct information about all that is relevant. In the list (link above right) you find the complete listing of museums related to "Radio & Co." we have information of. Please help us to be complete and up to date by using the contact form above.



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