The Railway Museum exhibits old steam engines approximately 10 in number which were built between 1923 and 1955 and presents the historical growth of Kenya narrating the tale of the country’s evolvement; indeed, it is the rail road that developed Kenya to the country it is today.
Nairobi Railway Museum Day Tour covers the Railway Station and the Railway Museum, panoramic views of the modern city Centre, the colorful city market, Parliament buildings, Kenyatta International Conference Centre; the landmark of Nairobi (KICC) and The 7th Memorial Park Bomb-blast.After a hearty breakfast, you will be picked up from your city hotel for your 3 Hours tour, drive to the Kenya Railway Museum, located off Uhuru Highway in the City Centre, represents the historical growth of Kenya through the construction of the railway line from Mombasa to Kisumu. The museum consists of the Main Gallery (collection of smaller items), the Museum Resource Centre (library and photographic section), the Auditorium, and an Outdoor Collection of Steam Engines build at the turn of the century. The carriages are full of historical photographs and relics from the time when railway construction workers first arrived in Nairobi. Two steam locomotives have been restored to working order and can be seen in the railway workshop near the museum.Also on display is the carriage used during the hunt for the man-eating lion of Tsavo. The lion waited until the hunters were asleep in the carriage before dragging them away.A visit to the Railway Museum is a fascinating encounter with the story of Nairobi’s humble beginnings. There after you will be transferred back to your city hotel.