The museum belongs to a different time period in the history of Kenya; Karen Blixen Museum is a colonial house, where Baroness Karen Blixen lived with her husband. The Museum is famed for the “Out of Africa” film, an account of Karen Blixen’s life in Kenya, as per the autobiographical book.
The museum was built in 1912, and bought by the couple in 1917, and it became the farm house for their 4,500 care farm, of which 600 acres was used for coffee farming. After the couple’s marriage failed, they divorced and Karen was left in charge of the farm house, until her return to Denmark in 1931.
In 1964, the house was purchased by the Danish government and granted to the Kenyan government as an independence gift. The then farmhouse was established as a museum in 1986 by the National Museums of Kenya.
The museum continues to captivate visitors inspired by Karen’s life story.