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“Get caught up in all kinds of Namibianisms” 3 of 5 stars
Review of National Museum of Namibia

National Museum of Namibia
Robert Mugabe Ave City Centre | P.O. Box 1203, Windhoek, Namibia
612934362
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Ranked #10 of 12 Attractions in Windhoek
Type: Museums
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Windhoek, Namibia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Get caught up in all kinds of Namibianisms”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

This can be quite an awe-inspiring trip to take for any Namibian or beyond border visitors. You really 'get Namibia' when you take your time browsing through the extremely unique yet diverse cultures of this beautiful country.
Only snags and hiccups? The monotonous recurring moan of "Donations Please" - which was targeted solely on the poor tourists (poor as in shame, not financially stricken). Otherwise it's a great experience, if you're not from here make sure you take a local with you for proper edutaining excursion.

Visited September 2012
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Ghent, Belgium
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Good to start Nambia with”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

It's free, but when you walk to the exit the man at the desk asks you to write down your name and he appreciates it that you give a donation. We had no problem with that.
It was our first day in Namibia, so it was interesting to learn a bit of Nambia, before we traveled through the country.
The setting was a bit amateuristic, but ok.

Visited September 2011
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Niagara
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28 attraction reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Spend your time on the Owela section”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

This museum is housed in two sections - the historical and political section in Alte Feste, and the anthrolopological/natural history section in Owella. The Alte Feste section was a disappointment. Run-down, boring, and devoted primarily to glorification of the rebel movement (and its leaders) leading to independence. The old historical photographs are interesting though, particularly the gruesome ones of the execution of the old king. The Owela section (a couple of blocks down the street) was more interesting, particularly the gallery showcasing Namibia's fascinating ethnography. Beware though - I ran to the Owella to get there before closing at 5pm, and it was already closed by 4:45pm! Worth a visit, especiallyl as the museums are free.

Visited July 2012
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Why not?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

Free! Gives you a nice overview of works from contemporary Namibian artists in all media.

Visited June 2012
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“Warm welcome to African arts”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

Really enjoyed the helpful information given by Overjoy: nice young lady with a great smile

Visited May 2012
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