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Swakopmund Museum

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

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For History Buffs

My visit to the museum was a great one! I was there for over an hour!! The highlights for me was the Archaeology section upstairs which I recommend for y'all to see first. I... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 September 2016
MaryTheresa M
Rehoboth, Namibia
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Rehoboth, Namibia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

My visit to the museum was a great one! I was there for over an hour!! The highlights for me was the Archaeology section upstairs which I recommend for y'all to see first. I loved all the colonial artifacts which are very well preserved and displayed. It's interesting how the have everything from postal history to artillery and china but... More 

Thank MaryTheresa M
Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

nice visit with some historical objects, nice exhibition about life during the German colonial times

Thank andrejoho
Walvis Bay, Namibia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

For a smallish museum quite a bit of Namibian history, culture and fauna is covered. It would appear that some renovations are currently underway which detracts from the ambiance of the museum

Thank 989richieb
Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

The lady & gentleman at the entrance were very friendly. The entrance fee is N$30. When we were there, the cafè was closed for renovations but should be open sometime by end of September.

Thank Dineo P
Kent, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Although there is too much for my liking on the German history of the area, it is a good local museum. It packs in a surprising range of displays, good in themselves but limited as space and money are limited. Worth a visit if you have time.

Thank Pippa65
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We took an hour out to visit the museum and were pleased we did. The museum does not open until 10am and is remarkable value at ZAR 60 for 2 seniors. We spent an hour there and learned various interesting facts about the people and animals of the area. There are some excellent stuffed animal exhibits as well as information... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Old fashioned museum, mainly focussed upon the colonial experience, but good artefacts and useful descriptions.

Thank FuzzyDunlopez
Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

In this very special small town of Swakopmund they still have a very strong German heritages in language, names of streets and shops etc. It is like being in a German resort. Tu understand the history and background, the Swakopmund Museum is a must to visit. According to some documentation provided, they claim to be the largest privately run museum... More 

Thank Rolf L
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

I found the museum fascinating, especially the 'People of Namibia' section. We got so immersed in the museum that we lost track of time and ended up not getting to all the other things we wanted to do that day. It was worth it, though. I suggest you go as early as possible.

Thank LeanneFeris
Omaruru, Namibia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Kept a lot of the history of Namibia in the early days, so found it very interesting the whole collection overall in Museum. In walking distance from center of town on main beach and a must for visitors to visit.

Thank nita994

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