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Swakopmund Museum

Strand Street, Swakopmund, Namibia
+264 64 402 046
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Nice museum, with an interesting collection on various themes.

Nice museum, with a pretty large Military history collection and on the first German settlers. it... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2017
Breda, The Netherlands
Good on a slow day

This museum is down near the waterfront and near a craft market. It displays the Germanic history... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2017
Jennie W
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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 26 August 2017

Nice museum, with a pretty large Military history collection and on the first German settlers. it won't take you hours (unless you watch the interesting, but long documentary) to visit. The staff here was very friendly and helpful, the museum was taken good care of.

Thank michiel_breda
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

This museum is down near the waterfront and near a craft market. It displays the Germanic history and influence of the area well. The stuffed animals are a good indication of how big the animals actually are up close. I feel that the two skulls...More

Thank Jennie W
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

This museum has a bit of everything... information on the natives and their lifestyles today and yesterday, stuffed animals that represent the wild life in Namibia, an eclectic collection of cars, typewriter, and other odds and ends. Entrance is a nominal ND 100 and set...More

Thank Samosababa
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Very interesting and informative. Was a bit of hassle when I had to change my babies diaper. No facility available. Not even a table in the bathroom. Ended up changing it on the floor in the bathroom.

Thank Marsulize v
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

An interesting museum covering just about everything Namibia. Well presented displays, with English, Afrikaans and German descriptions. You can easily spend 2-3 hours here. Children will definitely enjoy the displays. Entrance fee N$30 for adults and N$10 for children under 15. Special prices for groups,...More

Thank Nelius V
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

I popped in here for a short visit on the recommendation of our tour guide. It a small museum but very informative about the history of Swakopmund and the Namib Desert. Definitely worth a visit to gain an insight into the area. What is refreshing...More

Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Spend around two hours in the museum.... Great antique stuffs available to witness... Great place to visit for history lovers... The information about the uranium deposition in the country was quite attractive information for me... Overall great visit... The entry charges was 30 N$...

Thank Dipil V
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 12 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
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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.