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Swakopmund Museum

Strand Street, Swakopmund, Namibia
+264 64 402 046
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This is one of the small museums that I ever saw, that have basically covered all the interesting... read more

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An interesting hour

Situated near the sea front & the lighthouse. This is a private museum and well work a visit. It... read more

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The Swakopmund Museum run by the Scientific Society Swakopmund. It is the largest privately run museum in Namibia and a favourite amongst locals and guests. On display are various types of indigenous plants, animals, minerals, an archaeological exhibition, the transport system of old and a variety of cultural historical objects. One of a kind and educational is the exhibition “People of Namibia.” This focuses on the traditional heritage of the different ethnic groups of Namibia.
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Strand Street, Swakopmund, Namibia
+264 64 402 046
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This is one of the small museums that I ever saw, that have basically covered all the interesting history of Namibia nature lifestyle. Really interesting old weapon, wagons old pharmacy too much to mention. It will not take a lot of your time, but worth...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Situated near the sea front & the lighthouse. This is a private museum and well work a visit. It covers animals, printing & typing machines, & geology.

Thank BELMONTIpswich
Reviewed 1 week ago

We dropped in here about 40 minutes before closing, to kill some time more than anything. We were pleasantly surprised how really interesting it was. Worth having a look.

Thank Craig45
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum was very interesting. Old fashioned in its displays but gave a good insight into the early history of Namibia. I particularly liked the medical/dental exhibition. Also the old wagon that was on display was very interesting

Thank Ann S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love museums and the Swakopmund Museum did not disappoint. A wonderful and interesting place to visit. Well done to the curators.

Thank TracyJS
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very informative for people interested in history. Collection of artifacts quite good. Covers history as well as contemporary issues such as exhibits of various cultures in Namibia as well as desert fauna and flora and marine life in the area

Thank Koos B
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Very interesting museum, amazing history lessons. Great way to spend a cloudy morning. Lots of restaurants located close by too

Thank elrine1
Reviewed 15 September 2017

A traditional little museum with lots of artefacts from German colonial times. An informative display about the various people groups of Namibia too.

Thank IndigoWhirl
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Did not take credit cards. Interesting small museum. Unusual and quirky exhibits including a dental office. Not crowded.

Thank Lisa B M
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Really enjoyed a quick visit to this museum of local human and wildlife history. Great collection of interesting artefacts of colonial life and stuffed animals. Worth a visit

Thank randog
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Response from Sandwichharbour | Reviewed this property |
It is not expensive. The exhibition was put together with lots of love for Namibia and Namibians. It i located at the Mole, a little beach with a nice little promenade, I liked it.