Create Your Trip To Meru to experience Meru Museum
About Meru Museum
Meru museum originated in 1974 in an old historic building that originally the District Commissioner’s office since the colonial days. The building housing the Meru museum, served as an administrative node in the Mount Kenya region during the colonial era. The museum was a joint effort by the Meru Municipal and County Councils, together with the National Museums of Kenya, aiming to create an attractive and formative center useful to the local people and to visitors.
The numerous displays in the meru museum illustrate aspects of the cultural and diverse history of the Meru people. Two rather unusual amenities of the Meru museum are a garden of indigenous medicinal shrubs and herbs together with a theatre. A compound of traditional huts has been constructed on the grounds, these are included in tours of the museum. The exterior is made up of an outdoor platform for dancing and musical programs along with sales kiosks.
The exhibitions are fundamental in stimulating awareness of and appreciation for the meru cultural heritage and that of other communities. It serves as an introduction to the region for visitors and tourists.