Swakopmund Museum
Swakopmund Museum
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Swakopmund Museum is 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.” It focuses on the traditional heritage of the different ethnic groups of Namibia.
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Shimnik
Delft, The Netherlands6,456 contributions
Jan 2021 • Solo
It is a very nice museum! If there is a rainy day in Swakopmund, I would recommend to consider visiting it. The entrance is just 30N$. You would easily spend an hour wondering around. The museum has a few interesting expositions: history of Swakopmund and Namibia in general, a hall dedicated to people living on the territory of Namibia, animals, birds, plants, insects, reptiles, some exponats from XIX and XX century...
Written January 4, 2021
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ZDA77
Warsaw, Poland12 contributions
May 2022 • Family
Impressive, nice museum of Swakopmund and Namibian history. You can learn a lot about the city, region, its culture, traditions and history. Many real historic items to see. Worth visiting!
Written May 7, 2022
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Elana K
6 contributions
Nov 2021
This museum may not be the newest and greatest but it sure covers a wide breadth of information and has a little something for everyone. Want to learn about the history and traditions of the local Namibian people? Want to learn about local animals? Want to see some wild old dental tools and pharmacy goods? Yep, they've got that too. Stop in and for a few US dollars you can take a break from the beach and learn a few things. Staff was friendly and welcoming and I particularly enjoyed the big country timeline in one of the back rooms.
Written December 20, 2021
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699liezela
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa33 contributions
Feb 2020
What a lovely experience. Well worth a visit especially if you are interested in history. Takes about 40min to walk through
Written February 20, 2020
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Pernilla S
4 contributions
Feb 2018 • Solo
This is really "a museum in a museum", representing the glorification of the German Schutztruppe, and the German settlers.
Written February 15, 2018
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npppan
White Rock, Canada166 contributions
Jan 2017 • Couples
Considering that we certainly travel to learn about different cultures around the world; I think that it is totally worthy to visit this museum to know more about Namibia history. Well preserved; recommended to visit.
Written April 10, 2017
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cc-in-cc
39 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
This is a great little museum stuffed with all kinds of treasures! We loved the old photos and artifacts carefully and lovingly documented and displayed by the folks in the museum society. Thank you!
Written November 20, 2019
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RMFHerts
Herts70 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
We saw the museum whilst on a walk and decided to pop in. Some interesting displays, especially about the history of the Swakopmund area. If you have an hour to spare, it’s worth a visit.
Written August 6, 2018
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Christina N
Washington DC, DC38 contributions
Jun 2018 • Friends
The Museum had a lot of really interesting items. You can walk through pretty quickly or spent more time reading. It is small, but has many artifacts.
Written June 16, 2018
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anandabose02
Jaisalmer, India108 contributions
Feb 2016 • Friends
1. What an awesome museum this is.
2. Has almost 6-7 sections covering the complete history and development of Namibia.
3. Wild animals, butterflies, Insects and the animal kingdom section is truly awesome.
4. the discovery of oil section, the vintage cars section, the armies and their dresses section is particularly brilliant.
5. To scale model of the train is also note worthy.
6. The 2 lovely ladies at the souvenir section were really warm and welcoming. Just loved the whole experience.
7. Located bang next to the Atlantic ocean and the lovely promenade.
8. The reception with the two lovely ladies also sells a variety of souvenir and Ostrich Eggs paintings which are a true reflection of Africa. and they are very very reasonably priced.
Written January 16, 2017
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