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Digital Resources

To raise more awareness on the presence of detention camps in Kenya and the brutal history of the colonial period, we have created a number of digital assets to help interpret, understand and visualize this past.

These assets include 3D models, maps, video/audio interviews and documentaries (with more coming soon). It is our hope that they contribute towards a greater understanding of colonial history by enabling us to visualize and make accessible previously suppressed/hidden narratives.

To use any of these assets, email us info@museumofbritishcolonialism.org


3D Models

A collection of interactive 3D models visualizing various structures found within detention camps in colonial Kenya.


Oral History Interviews

Interviews with Mau Mau veterans and survivors of the Emergency period in Kenya.


Field Work Diaries

A compilation of field work videos showing the Museum’s team visit former detention camps in Kenya. Evidence obtained from field work form one of the primary sources for the digital reconstructions.


Interactive Map

An interactive map showing location of detention camps spread out across Kenya


Operation Legacy - Documentary

Operation Legacy was a British Colonial Office program to destroy or hide files, to prevent them being inherited by its ex-colonies. In 2009, a group of Kenyan war veterans sued the British government in order to reveal the truth about what really happened in Kenya between 1952-1960.

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