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Nairobi Museums - Exploring Nairobi History and Culture

Traditionally Nairobi is a Maasai land. Initially it was called as the highland swamp Ewaso Nai'beri, which means the place of cold water. Nairobi has risen from an uninhabited swampland to an interesting modern city that is today one of the largest cities in Africa. Nairobi is one of the Kenya's principal economic, administrative, and cultural centers, which is the fastest growing city in Africa.

Nairobi is Kenya's capital city, the largest amongst the rest, and also a commercial and travel hub. Most of the country's commercial and travel activity occurs in Nairobi. There is also different side of Nairobi which is the educational and cultural part, as Nairobi is also a home to a number of libraries and museums. There are several excellent museums in Nairobi to visit.

The National Museum of Kenya is a place that exhibits traditional Kenyan culture and is a perfect site to learn more about the history of Nairobi. The second is the Nairobi Railway Museum that showcases Kenyan railway history, is the Nairobi Railway Museum. The main Nairobi Railway Station is a Museum devoted to the history of Kenya's Railroads. One can explore the history of the famed Kenya/Uganda at this spot. Many historic engines and rolling stock from the original colonial railway are on display here

Another fascinating historic facility here is the famous Karen Blixen Museum, which is on the outskirts of the city. Karen Blixen's house, located in the fashionable suburb that bears her name, has been turned into a museum in her honor. The Ramoma Rahimtulla Museum of Modern Art is the leading exhibition spaces in Kenya for contemporary African art.