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Swakopmund Museum

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Address: Strand Street, Swakopmund, Namibia
Phone Number: +264(0)64 402046
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History of Namibia

The Swakopmund museum has tried to maintain a location where one can read and learn about the Namibian culture, history etc. If you find yourself in Namibia with no-one to give... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Windhoek, Namibia
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Windhoek, Namibia
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49 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The Swakopmund museum has tried to maintain a location where one can read and learn about the Namibian culture, history etc. If you find yourself in Namibia with no-one to give you a little back-ground on Namibia, you can definitely try the museum to fill the void.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We went here because it's one of the standard places you go to when you're visiting Namibia. In the Lonely Planet we read that you either love this place or hate it; we didn't like it so much. The city centre is quite small, not so special and you really have to search for nice places to have lunch/dinner/drinks. Maybe... More 

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Lone Tree, Colorado
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This is a fairly large museum with lots to see, but doesn't take too much time. Displays include information on animals, human history (in all its diversity), marine history, and geology - perhaps more that I can't remember. Everything is clearly marked and well described. We had a great time wandering around. Barely anyone was there, which may not always... More 

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jakkalsfontein, west coast. south africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Lots to see in this museum, don't be put off by the exterior. Could be updated and refreshed. Allow at least 2-3 hours

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Interesting museaum, divided into sections, with a lot to read and a good collection of interesting objects.

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Kirchlindach, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The Museum brings you back 100 years and a chat with the Supervisor gives insight in the thoughts and culture of the community of German origin still living in Swakopmund

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Swakopmund
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is best way to learn more aboyt Swakopmund and all it's secrets. Fun for kids and adults. They also have a wonderful gift shop.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

For only N$20, you could genuinely walk around this museum for hours inspecting all the great things on show. Displays include information about Namibian plants and wildlife, the history and development of Swakopmund, currencies, vehicles and information about Namibian tribes to name just a few. There are genuinely so many things to see and learn about here, it's well worth... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This is a very large museum with many different exhibits, ranging from wildlife, to native peoples, to its role in WWI. I would definitely recommend this as an activity to do in Swakopmund, and be sure to allot a couple hours for it as it is huge. But it is well worth the time and is quite informative.

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Darwin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

An extensive collection of artefacts from many periods since Namibia became inhabited, including Stone Age tools are exhibited. An enjoyable couple of hours spent to escape the winter cold.

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