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National Museum of Namibia

Robert Mugabe Ave City Centre, Windhoek, Namibia
+264 61 293 4362
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Where is the complete history?

a Modern building on the outside which already should give one the indication that the complete... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Heila R
Must see!

Great view of Christuskirche, garden and the parliament from the top floor! Learned a lot about... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ronaldo d
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  • Excellent13%
  • Very good29%
  • Average36%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible6%
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“three floors” (7 reviews)
“top floor” (10 reviews)
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Robert Mugabe Ave City Centre, Windhoek, Namibia
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+264 61 293 4362
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Reviewed 1 week ago

a Modern building on the outside which already should give one the indication that the complete history of Namibia, before South West Africa is not completely told as most feel it should be done. A great deal has been done to show mostly the history...More

Thank Heila R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great view of Christuskirche, garden and the parliament from the top floor! Learned a lot about Namibia.

Thank ronaldo d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This so called museum is not only an architectural disaster (...architect must have been drunk...) but also contentwise far away from real history. For the biggest part a self-adulation of SWAPO and their leaders. Little "real" and true information. If you want to see terrible...More

Thank Herwig A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good museum with loads of Namibian history. Several floors to explore. Restaurant at the top with great views.

Thank golfer0162
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

This sleek museum gives one a great picture of modern Namibian history. Well laid out and free of charge.

Thank Lisa B M
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

The National Museum is in an odd building that must have cost a lot. But its content is important. Namibia suffered from a very tough form of colonialism in the early twentieth century. Then it's liberation movement joined in the war in nearby Angola, allied...More

1  Thank Tosca08
Reviewed 9 September 2017

The museum tells a story of the struggle for independence. A good museum it would be, but the strangely far east - like almost communist art gives it a funny and non-namibian feeling.

Thank Mojca K
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Arrived during their published times of business only to find it closed. Went back an hour later and found it openThe 'museum' was not worth the visit with incomplete displays/information. Had lunch at the restaurant, nothing spectacular but also nothing to complain about. Sitting outside...More

Thank Ivan L
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Very well presented displays of the struggle to achieve nationhood from colonial times through various occupations and privations leading to patriotic portrayals of first government by indigenous peoples. Good cafe with fantastic views on top floor.

Thank DMVG
Reviewed 1 September 2017

You cannot define it a beatiful building (recently built by a North Corean Company)- The glass elevator is nice 'cause panoramic and the restaurant on thr rooftop as well . Interesting the history of Namibia and the their fight for independence. A bit autocelebratory like...More

Thank davrobert
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colleenkeramin
12 March 2017|
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Response from Steven M | Reviewed this property |
One of the problems with the TripAdvisor site is the constant confusion of the independence memorial museum with the nearby national museum --- these are two different museums!
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