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Address: Strand Street, Swakopmund, Namibia
Phone Number: +264(0)64 402046
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The museum is located on the seaside and very accessible for everybody. The entrance fee is very affordable and there is a lot to see. They have a good variety of exhibitions that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Charlotte P
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Klerksdorp, North-West, South Africa
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Klerksdorp, North-West, South Africa
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

The museum is located on the seaside and very accessible for everybody. The entrance fee is very affordable and there is a lot to see. They have a good variety of exhibitions that cover a wide range of topics - from stones to medicine, wild animals and plants, clothes and pottery - there is something that would interest every mom,... More 

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Swakopmund, Namibia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

This is my favourite place to enjoy brunch on a Saturday. We always sit outside because we have two small dogs that also enjoy the view of the beach, playground and people. The item on the menu that I like the most is the Jet Setter breakfast. A fresh roll with smoked salmon, onion and horse radish; a croissant with... More 

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Sun City, Arizona
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125 reviews 125 reviews
63 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Let's face it, Swakopmund is small, and there is not much to do there, so why not try a visit - and you will be surprised by the diversity of exhibits (natural history, taxidermy, history, geology, etc.) that are fairly well displayed with good labeling. An inexpensive admission fee makes your visit painless, and you will learn more about the... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

In the end we (myself and my two boys) were delighted we were dragged by my wife to the museum. There is an awful lot going on but it has something for everybody. Definitely a place that needs revisiting (like any museum) but even if you went in with the intention of doing the main hall only and did it... More 

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Houston, Texas
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59 reviews 59 reviews
20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

For a tourist with a serious interest in history, this museum is the crown jewel of the nation. There is nature, European settlers' history, African natives' history, and films detailing the exploration and settlement of the area. Left to my own devices, I would have stayed more than 2 hours here.

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Luanda, Angola
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This museum gives you a knowledge about the history of this small city. The battles they had. Animals, African tribes, etc.

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Budapest, Hungary
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

By all means have the visit to the museum in your itinery. It is worthwile. Here you go back in history and see how the first German settlers arrived, the way they have adjusted to the new live, the way they have lived and worked and how they kept up the cultures of their roots. Interesting old staff is the... More 

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Barcelona
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

back round and history of Swakopmund is very interesting and courfull. Location is near by sea and new hotel.

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New York, NY
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I'm rating this Very Good as I compare it to other small, localized museums - not against the larger world of museums writ large. For what it is, the Swakopmund Museum is quite good. It has a large collection of photos and documents and other relevant items, and it paints a very clear and informative historical narrative of the region... More 

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Manzini
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Not being a museum buff, I thought I would be bored - so wrong! The museum was fascinating and we will go back, we had been in over an hour and it was closing time, although we were not being hassled to leave , but only fair that we did. Value for money.

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