The Nairobi National Museum

The Nairobi National Museum, a treasure trove of African artefacts, including hominid fossils unearthed by Kenya’s renowned Leakey family, and tribal portraits painted by Born Free’s Joy Adamson, was established in 1910. 

Built in memory of Sir Robert Coryndon – its pre-independence name – and in honor of his love for nature, it was relocated to its current site in 1930, and completely refurbished between 2005 and 2007. 

It is home to an extensive ornithological collection, geology gallery, and prehistoric gallery tracing the evolution of the earth and mankind. 

The snake park, which shares a compound with the museum, is a living exhibit of all the indigenous species of reptiles to be found in Kenya