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Swakopmund Museum

Strand Street, Swakopmund, Namibia
+264 64 402 046
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Nice colonial town

Nice colonial town. You can spend half a day exploring the town, and do some tours in the desert or... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2017
Rotterdam, Nederland
Really interesting!

Well worth a visit. Spend quite some time going through all the different exhibits. Really varied... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
Elma H
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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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Reviewed 24 July 2017

Nice colonial town. You can spend half a day exploring the town, and do some tours in the desert or go kayaking in Walvis Bay. Do be carefull at night, it's said not be safe after sunset.

Thank Tissa010
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit. Spend quite some time going through all the different exhibits. Really varied and covering the European and local history. Very nice shoppe with post cards and really funky posters. Very friendly lady at the desk. Gorgeous train exhibits.

Thank Elma H
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We were delighted to find a real museum after the disaster in Windhoek with the so-called national museum. Exhibitions are of a high standard and one will learn as much as you like.

Thank Stephanus B
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

We wanted to learn a little bit about the history of Namibia and its German history. The museum is large and had all sorts of sights to see from plants to animals to native cultures to minerals and a new Uranium room. A good way...More

Thank Staryskys
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

The museum is well organized in all its part and give a giod picture of the history of the country. Outside we found also representation of traditional life style

Thank pupso1973
Reviewed 4 June 2017

This Hide away from either the east wind or cold winter weather deserve a visit, rich in Namibian culture and nature history. Learn about the different cultures and ethnic groups. A life long learning experience.

Thank Tish B
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Namibia is beautiful, we would recommend taking in the natural beauties instead of staying in a 'city'. For the less thrill seeking travelers this city has little to offer.

Thank MisterBram
Reviewed 29 May 2017

This beachfront museum is packed with interesting and sometimes quirky exhibits about many aspects of Namibia's culture and natural history. It would benefit from an update to some of the displays, but it is certainly worth a thorough look around.

Thank tandc_11
Reviewed 23 May 2017

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...More

Thank Jack K
Reviewed 21 May 2017

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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Regina M
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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.