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National Museum of Namibia

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Address: Robert Mugabe Ave City Centre, Windhoek, Namibia
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+264 61 293 4362

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Spectacular Building; Good Museum

An amazing building (with possibly the best views of Windhoek) and good exhibits telling the story of Namibia's fight for independence in pictures. It's not complete, and more... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Calgary, AB
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Pleasanton, California
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is monument rather than a museum. Watch out for the traffic, if you walk to this place. If you have a bust program, I would skip it.

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Calgary, AB
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing building (with possibly the best views of Windhoek) and good exhibits telling the story of Namibia's fight for independence in pictures. It's not complete, and more descriptive panels would make the story clearer. It seemed like tablets were going to be added to many exhibits -- stands with power were newly set up.

Thank yycyycyyc
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7 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lifts are shabby, most of the interior is plastic and fake - its a maze of confusion. What a great shame the now derelict old fort next door that used to be where the museum was is falling apart. Regardless of history, a coffee machine look alike just isnt the same.

Thank namibman
Turin, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth an hour or two to see the displays. We ate lunch at the resurant upstairs Very interesting to understand the history and see what happened on the road to independence

Thank Joannehelm
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I only manged to visit one floor as the history is horrible history of the country. This museum tells the history well,it is a credit to the country.

Thank RandomJLondon
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

This is an EXCELLENT example of communist architecture (it was built by the North Koreans) and history-telling (it selectively covers pre-colonialism through independence). If you know nothing about Namibian (or SWAPO) history, this is a must-see. Also, it's FREE. And you can visit the restaurant on the top floor and eat traditional Namibian food, including mopane (worms) and a whole... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

3 floors of museum: first floor 19th century + german colonization. 2nd & 3rd floor independence war against apartheid regime. The interesting thing is, that in contrary to Zimbabwe, there is no big mentioning against white minority x black majority, but showing the constitution of Namibia, to unite all persons with similar goal.

Thank AnLo1956
New Orleans, Louisiana
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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised by the exhibit, it was informational and graphic at times. I got good visuals of Namibian history and all the horrible things that happened.

Thank Ronisha B
Tromso, Norway
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

The building was interesting from an architectural point of view. The exhibition inside gives an overview of Namibia’s history of anti-colonial resistance and it’s struggles towards independence. But all I saw were mostly photographs and some graphic paintings depicting the Cassinga massacre. I believe this place could have been better if they added more detailed description.

Thank Lance_Kerwin
Renkum, the Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

This modern highrise displays in detail and in general the history of Namibia as it has become nowadays. Some parts of the museum give you the feeling you are in Russia or Eastern Europe, but it is worth spending 2 hours there, to get a better understanding of the independence struggle and further development of Namibia.

Thank Klaas S

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