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Karen Blixen Museum

The Karen Blixen Museum in Nairobi was set up in 1985 in M’Bogani House, the main building of Karen Blixen’s coffee farm at the foot of the Ngong Hills. The Museum is part of the National Museums of Kenya and is situated in the residential neighbourhood of Karen, 15 km outside Nairobi City.

Apart from the farmhouse itself, there is a kitchen in a separate building and a coffee-drying plant in the woodland. Karen Blixen’s rooms and kitchen have been renovated. Furniture that belonged to Karen Blixen and her husband is on display, along with photographs and other items. A bronze cast of Harald Isenstein’s bust of Karen Blixen, made in 1935, has been donated by the sculptor’s heirs.

OPENING HOURS: 09.30-18.00 daily, all year.

The Museum provides guided tours, but visitors can also look round the rooms by themselves. Special arrangements by appointment. The Museum does not have a café, but there is a good restaurant nearby.

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