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Owela Museum

Robert Mugabe Avenue, Windhoek, Namibia
+264 61 256 580
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Many people simply visit Windhoek as a stop over before Etosha or Soussesvlei, but the history is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Boston, Massachusetts
via mobile
Highly informative free anthropological and natural museum

This is a very old school, stuffy museum with a natural and anthropological sections. Both sections... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
Bojan T
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Robert Mugabe Avenue, Windhoek, Namibia
+264 61 256 580
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Many people simply visit Windhoek as a stop over before Etosha or Soussesvlei, but the history is so rich and importabt. The Owela museum has rich, deep information on the humans that make up Namibia, cultures, and current challenges. There is so much to read...More

Thank lnmoschella
Reviewed 19 October 2017

This is a very old school, stuffy museum with a natural and anthropological sections. Both sections are small, natural section rather poor too, although it features a preserved Welwitschia plant which is difficult to see in the wild due to its protected status. The anthropological...More

Thank Bojan T
Reviewed 9 September 2017

We visited this museum on our first day in Namibia - and were glad we did. The place is packed with interesting information, dioramas and exhibits on the country and its people, with specific exhibitions on the Himba, Nama and San communities. We spent a...More

Thank salamanisku
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Make the time to visit and learn a little about the tribes making up the peoples of Namibia. Well presented displays and dioramas although lighting left a little to be desired. But an earnest and thoughtful display and free although with the invitation to make...More

Thank DMVG
Reviewed 23 August 2017

If this museum was located anywhere else I would give it a 1 star. Messy and poorly maintained museum with no lights and no air conditioning so very stuffy. It shows different ethnic groups in Namibia and some African animals. It was not easy to...More

Thank melbgirl123
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Owela meseum, this is interesting places that you can enjoy due to the history of the platform. I recommend it ad the best of all ages and abilities and it got nice views of the nurture conservation area. It teaches you how's the Namibian, people...More

Thank mateas masodi B
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Had fun, with a friend. They have really gone an extra mile to make the place and everything about it real life. They have statues made from foam and they look so real, also collected original tools used by our people in the back days....More

Thank Sindandara K
Reviewed 18 September 2016

This is a museum which gives you a good overview on Namibia's recent history and the independence struggle in particular. However it gives a single sided perspective. There are also mistakes in the paintings. An Impala plane for example was not in the Cassinga attack.

Thank WillemHWindhoek
Reviewed 1 July 2016

There are very few museum in Central Windhoek, and the owela, 10 minutes walking on the same street than the national Museum, IT'S A NICE OPTION. The building is not pretty and has a poor condition. inside information has information about some animals and the...More

Thank agusticassa
Reviewed 10 February 2016

I really enjoyed my visit to this museum, the displays were informative and interesting. I particularly enjoyed reading about the history of the elephant's evolution, and the construction of the Nama huts. There are also some shocking infographics about the decline of the rhino and...More

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