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Swakopmund Museum

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Address: Strand Street, Swakopmund, Namibia
Phone Number:
+264 64 402 046
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10:00 - 05:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 05:00

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Nice thing to do whilst visiting the beach

Went there with young children aged between 6 and 11. They thoroughly enjoyed it especially seeing the way things used to be done l'ont time ago....an old dentists chair... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Lusaka, Zambia
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Jaisalmer, India
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

1. What an awesome museum this is. 2. Has almost 6-7 sections covering the complete history and development of Namibia. 3. Wild animals, butterflies, Insects and the animal kingdom section is truly awesome. 4. the discovery of oil section, the vintage cars section, the armies and their dresses section is particularly brilliant. 5. To scale model of the train is... More 

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Thank anandabose02
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A small but really interesting museum, great info,friendly staff,be it with family or even solo this is a must for all and well worth the visit when coming into Swakopmund.

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Thank Wayne K
Swakopmund, Namibia
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the museum on a cloudy day, and were thoroughly impressed. One could spend a couple of hours simply reading all the interesting facts about the fauna and flora of Namibia, or be mesmerised by the beautiful crystals on display. We spent a good two hours wandering through the museum, yet still we didn't manage to read single... More 

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Thank SPvdMerwe
Lusaka, Zambia
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there with young children aged between 6 and 11. They thoroughly enjoyed it especially seeing the way things used to be done l'ont time ago....an old dentists chair, typewriter and car collections. Would recommend it for young and old. You can make it a quick visit or take time to look through and read all they have. Cost about... More 

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Thank roofus1010
Pretoria, South Africa
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is well stocked, and worth a visit. The display range covers archeology, wars, Namibian people, wild life, German artifacts, sea creatures, etc. I missed pre-colonial life coverage. Hope as the museum improves, this will be prioritised.

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Thank ThaboMok
Windhoek, Namibia
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These guys were great - especially with the kids. Loved the quad biking - it is a great family outing!

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Thank nicoledp114
Khorixas, Namibia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really surely like this resturent best food they have got and by barman Ruben really on point one can recogment best will still come back and owner s always around asking whether his customers r OK best no disappointment

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Thank mathys H
Bedford
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friendly & informative little Museum with plenty of historic, cultural, wildlife & Fauna displays (with multiple local/regional examples on display), a very nice way to kill a couple of hours in Swakopmund. There was a local school children visit taking place whilst we were there, which clearly displayed the Museums commitment to educating the younger generation to their cultural... More 

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Thank Ian D
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some interesting artifacts and displays depict the origins of Swakopmund and Namibia's history. Also on view is the various animals found in the vicinity. Maritime exhibits of particular interest.

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Thank Freshairviews
Cape Town
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very well-put-together museum with lots of information on the area's history, culture, archeological significance and findings, fauna and insect info, transport history etc etc. I especially enjoyed the apothecary and dentist setting reproductions. Swakopmund has truly so much to be proud of, and this museum is a valuable addition to its tourism offerings.

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