Why become a KMS Member?

By supporting KMS with your membership, you are helping to preserve and promote Kenyan history, culture and artifacts. At the same time you’ll have fun Know Kenya More Course in the company of people who enjoy the same interests as you.

What you get as a KMS member

Did you know as a KMS member you are entitled to free entry to all national and regional Museums, prehistoric sites and monuments around Kenya?

The National Museum of Kenya is the custodian of Kenya’s natural and cultural
heritage that manages three World Heritage Sites, twenty two museums and over
two hundred sites and monuments across the country. The three World Heritage
Sites are Fort Jesus, Lamu and Kaya Forest, all located in the Coast province. The sites and monuments open to the public include Gedi Ruins, Hyrax Hill, Jumba la Mtwana, Kariandusi, Koobi Fora, Mnarani, Olorgesailie, Rusinga Island, Songhor, Takwa-Manda Island and Thimlich Ohinga, Tom Mboya Mausoleum, Kanam Prehistoric Site and Simbi Nyaima in Kisumu.

Other member benefits include:

Online Application Form

Annual Membership Fees

Visitors (valid for one month)
Ksh 800
Single resident of Kenya
Ksh 1,750
Family resident of Kenya (includes children under 18)
Ksh 2,500
Student (one membership card)
Ksh 300
Upcountry
Ksh 1,200
Business membership Kenya (8 cards)
Ksh 6,000
Overseas membership
USD 50
Membership is valid for one year from date of payment:

Payment Options:

  • Mpesa Paybill No: 400800, Account No: 6571570019
  • Cash – KMS Office and shop only
  • Cheque – payable to: Kenya Museum Society
  • Visa Card – at KMS Shop only

Please note:

  • Membership applications are considered only after full payment is received.
  • When using your KMS membership to gain entry to NMK Museums & archeological sites, you must also provide your personal identification card.
  • Corporate members using membership cards should provide their organization job identification.
  • KMS membership is not transferable.