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Swakopmund Museum

Strand Street, Swakopmund, Namibia
+264(0)64 402046
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Ranked #5 of 10 attractions in Swakopmund
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Windhoek, Namibia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I have seen many museums around the world and this is one of the least exciting. Nowadays I only go to see one single piece, it is the model of a ship built by the POWs in the camp Andalucia. In general one can stay that a visit is okay on a rainy day if nothing else is on, but... More

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Auckland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We popped into the museum and were pleased we did. Lots of interesting history on Namibia and Swakopmund - particularly all the info on the different ship wrecks in the area. Well worth a visit if you want to learn a bit more about Swakopmund and it's not expensive. If you want to take photos though an extra donation is... More

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Germany
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The museum has a wide collection of stuffed animals (mammals, insects, reptiles), it informes about wildlife, landscape, climate and ecosystems of Namibia. Furthermore the core is the german history of Swakop. There is a lot of samples from households, boats, workshops and so on. It is very agile. The exhibition about the tribes and people of Namibia in the second... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Somewhat old fashioned museum but really interesting and informative. Lots to see and learn about the flora, fauna and social history of the area. Small local craft market outside.

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Windhoek
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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I love this museum at all. It's a very old style museum that in a very small area it tell you all the story of Namibia. The collection is a collage of many different things from the old German medallion to the story of the first Namibian railway. This museum is worth a visit. You must really visit it.

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Harpenden
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

It's a surprisingly big and comprehensive museum for such a small town. Photos, vehicles, uniforms, models, stuffed animals etc. If you have half an hour or an hour to spend, it's well worth a visit. Staff are helpful and welcoming.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Loved this. Old-fashioned building and to some extent also the exhibits, but they are very nicely judged. The older exhibits give a great insight into German influence in Namibia and a newer section shows Namibian tribes as they have been and are. Highly recommended for all age groups.

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Somerset West, South Africa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Defnitely not your best museum, but while you are in Swakopmund, why not have a look at the history of Namibia. very good museum for a small town. Very friendly staff.

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Upington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Well balanced museum, we spend two hours inside and learn a lot. A must see in Swakopmund, well situated near the light house.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

If you are even the slightest bit interested n history, you will love the Swakopmund Museum. The exhibits are grouped into areas of interest and the descriptions are short, imaginative and to the point - it is an educational experience, ideal for both adults and children. e.g the old chair used by travelling dentists, complete with amusing old photographs and... More

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