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About Karen Blixen Museum

Karen Blixen Museum is the original Kenyan home of Danish author Karen Blixen; author of the book 'Out of Africa', which was made into a Academy-nominated film in 1985 of the same name.

Following Karen Blixen's departure from Kenya in 1931, the estate has changed ownership several times, until it was purchased by the Danish government in 1964 and given to the Kenyan government as an independence gift. The estate was initially used as the principal's residence for the College of Nutrition, but following the autobiographic movie 'Out of Africa' in 1985, it was turned into a museum the following year.

The museum helps put Blixen's movie into context, and much of the movie scenes were filmed here on location. There are a few items that still feature inside the home from Blixen's period in Africa, with some rooms restored to their former state.

The museum is open daily from 9:30 to 18:00. Admission is Ksh 800 and Ksh 400 for children under 16 (prices are less for residents).

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Karen Blixen Museum is 2.4km from the centre of Langata , the nearest airport 11.8km (Wilson Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling