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Swakopmund Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 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...more
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Reviewed yesterday

prices affordable, drinks galore, near beach, safe enviroment, secure place for the whole family, interesting place for relaxation

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jayceemolale
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been in a museum 18/08/2019. the old lady, who sold us a tickets at 16:15 , told that a museum will be closed at 17:00 But at 16:45 she and a guy (probably security) switched off the light in a museum and started...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank marina-skutina
NadineK1675, Manager at Swakopmund Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I am sorry to hear of your impression. This must have been a once-off situation, but I will take it up.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The weather turned a bit, so we popped into the museum for an hour. What a little gem, really interesting and what a great history this town has. The guy running it now has recently moved there from Hamburg, it just added to the peculiar...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed August 13, 2019 via mobile

We had a pleasant stroll around the museum which gave us a quick overview about Namibias and Swakopmunds history. I definitely recommend a visit when you are in Swakopmund.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank AlexanderR356
Reviewed August 7, 2019

It was a great surprise to enter the building and see how large it was inside, and the variety of displays it held. There is everything from brewery history and geological information and specimens, through to taxidermy animals and historical German and indigenous artifacts. I...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank KrissyD_13
Reviewed July 31, 2019

I was in a rush with only 45 minutes to complete my visit so I focused on the very good collection of minerals. This is very much an old-style museum with limited explanations and a lot of exhibits in a fairly small space. The best...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Jules060617
Reviewed July 29, 2019

Whilst on an escorted tour of Namibia for 2 weeks and staying in Swakopmund for 2 nights, I decided to go and explore this costal town. It is quite risky when going on your own as locals including those in the tribal markets will often...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank sourosircar
Reviewed July 24, 2019

Must see to understand our history and full in love with Swakopmund and the Coastal Towns of Namibia. Something you will never ever forget

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sharon K
Reviewed July 15, 2019

A most interesting place to visit. Entrance fee was very reasonable. Had some wonderful things on display and we felt this was time well spent. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Beryl d
Reviewed July 12, 2019

The Swakopmund Museum is centrally and easily accessible and one receives a warm welcome. It is a very comprehensive museum covering geology and minerals, animals, insects, plants,mining and the diverse ethnic and cultural make-up of Namibia . Everything is well displayed. However what is glaringly...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from NiMaDy | Reviewed this property |
It is not expensive. The exhibition was put together with lots of love for Namibia and Namibians. It i located at the Mole, a little beach with a nice little promenade, I liked it.
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