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Swakopmund Museum

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

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very interesting museum right by beach

This small but very interesting museum is a great place to spend a couple of hours and covers history, geology, animals and more of Namibia. Would be an excellent place to go if... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kate S
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ventured in to escape East wind but also to have a look at what was in museum. Lots of information about many different aspects of the community and country and it cost $30 Namibian. They also have toilets and a gift shop type area. I bought a book about the animals

Thank Jack K
Herndon, Virginia
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This museum offers many details regarding the history of the area. There are archeological aspects of the area as well as the details of settlers. I enjoyed my time and would highly recommend visiting this museum if you are in the area.

Thank Sheila S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small but very interesting museum is a great place to spend a couple of hours and covers history, geology, animals and more of Namibia. Would be an excellent place to go if the weather was bad, but fascinating even if it wasn't!

Thank Kate S
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

The people was very polite.... is interesting to know the begining of swanopmund and/or namibia... interesting

Thank Juan M
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5 reviews
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

It is kind of a hodge lodge of lots of random stuff but the descriptions are good and there is a lot to look at. There is a whole room about the Namibian people and their cultures, which was very interesting and informative. Would recommend if you just have like an hour or so to kill.

Thank Clara M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

A big diversity in displays here. From animals to post office supplies to local cultures. All in all a nice visit and lots of information!

Thank LeidsHertje
England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This museum is a tardis - has much more in there that you imagine when you first enter. Not a modern interactive type of museum so perhaps not so great for kids although they would love the stuffed animals! loads of information about Namibian peoples, wildlife, geology etc. Some rather odd exhibits but that all added to the charm. We... More 

Thank drmary145
White Rock, Canada
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

Considering that we certainly travel to learn about different cultures around the world; I think that it is totally worthy to visit this museum to know more about Namibia history. Well preserved; recommended to visit.

1 Thank npppan
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Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

This is a private museum with excellent and very informative displays. It is surprisingly big on the inside covering a variety of subjects. This is for the curious and the mindful.

1 Thank Frik L
Devizes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

We were recommended to visit this museum and were not disappointed. It is a charming plae with some good displays which are well described. We particularly enjoyed the botanical and geological sections and seeing the ox cart! As OAP's the entrance was 25 Namibian dollars each - very good value. There is a good little book and gift shop attached... More 

1 Thank Margaret1917

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