Museums in Kenya

Photo: Nairobi National Museum

Museums in Kenya act not only as tourist attraction but also as research and educational centers. The largest of them all is the National Museum of Kenya, situated in Nairobi.

The National Museums of Kenya (NMK) is a state corporation established by an Act of Parliament, the National Museums and Heritage Act, 2006 no. 6 of 2006. 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.  This is for the purposes of enhancing knowledge, appreciation, respect and sustainable utilization of these resources for the benefit of Kenya and the world, for now and posterity.

Photo: Karen Blixen Museum in Nairobi

More info on Kenya’s museums and their activities can be found in: