These are the Karen blixen Museum rates as of November 2017.
|CITIZENS||RESIDENTS (WITHIN EAST AFRICA)||RESIDENTS (OUTSIDE EAST AFRICA)|
|16 YEARS AND ABOVE||200||600||1200|
|CHILDREN BELOW 16 YEARS BUT ABOVE 3 YEARS||100||400||600|
Having looked at the Karen blixen Museum rates, it would be in order to know more about the museum. The current location of the Karen Blixen Museum was the home of a woman by the name Author Karen. She was a Danish national and lived there with her Swedish husband Baron Bror Von Blixen Fincke. It is easy to see that the name of the museum was taken from the name of wife and husband.
The farm is located at the foot of the Ngong Hills and today it is a museum and one of the major attractions in Nairobi. The Karen Blixen museum rose to fame when the Oscar award winning movie ‘Out of Africa’ was realized. The movie is based on Karen’s an autobiography with the same title.
The Karen Blixen Museum has a long history and as it stands today, its building begun long before the break of the First World War by Swedish Engineer Ake Sjogren. In 1917, the Karen family bought the museum and the current museum was their farm house on the 4500acre farm. In 1921, Baron left after their marriage failed and the farm ownership was left in the hands of Karen. For the next 10 years, Karen lived here until when she left for Denmark in 1931.
The farm was bought by one Remy Marin who sub divided the farm into 20 acre pieces for development which years later, created the posh suburb of Karen. In 1935, the farmhouse was bought by Lt.Col.G.Lyold, a British army officer who lived here until he passed on in 1954. Thereafter, it was taken over by the Officer’s daughter. Somewhere between, the farm became the possession of the Danish government.
When Kenya gained her independence from Britain in 1963, one of the gifts she received was the current Karen Blixen Museum from the government of Denmark. It was turned into a college of nutrition by the Kenyan government and the current museum was the Principal’s office.
After it went viral during the shooting of ‘Out of Africa’ film, the Kenya National Museums acquired it in 1986 and the Museum was officially opened the same year. Today it one of the places you have to visit if you are in Nairobi.
Why visit Karen Blixen Museum
The story of the Karen Blixen Museum spans years and tells of the struggles that most settlers passed through while trying to set up profitable farms in Africa. This is clear as the family disintegrated following successive failures. Karen tries to run it herself and is also not successful forcing her to go back to her home country.
It is these same stories you come to appreciate as you go to this museum. While Karen may not have succeeded in farming, she indeed succeeded in writing and her one of her works, ’Out of Africa’, was appreciated worldwide. The current location of the museum was the setting of this story and the film that was to follow.
Location and Entry
As the name suggests, the Karen Blixen Museum is located in the Karen Suburb of Nairobi just off Ngong Road. It is open to the public everyday from 9.30PM -6.00PM. On display are various artifacts and nearby is a shop selling postcards, souvenirs and ‘Out of Africa books’. The tour is guided and you will be able to enjoy your tour.
Remember that Kenya National Museum rates apply(Same as the Karen blixen Museum rates ) .
If you are through with this attraction, there are other attractions nearby such as the Nairobi National park, Nairobi Safari walk, the animal orphanage, the Bomas of Kenya and the Kazuri beads and pottery factory.
If you need more information, contact the
Karen Blixen Museum
Cell: +254 20 8002139