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A good place to spend an hour or more. Covers the history of the town as well as the history of... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
Nice Museum

The Museum had a lot of really interesting items. You can walk through pretty quickly or spent more... read more

Reviewed June 16, 2018
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The Swakopmund Museum 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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Strand Street, Swakopmund, Namibia
+264 64 402 046
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Good to see how noble the Namibian nation are on their heritage. The people are friendly and the museum neat and well maintained. Worth a visit.

Thank 444Erica2014
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A good place to spend an hour or more. Covers the history of the town as well as the history of the local African people

Thank Budjuggler
Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

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.

Thank Christina N
Reviewed June 10, 2018

We were visiting Swakopmund during a two week tour of Namibia. We had travelled for 6 days including the flight day and needed a quiet one relaxing while others in ourvtravel group sought out high octane activities. We had heard about this small private museum...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed May 29, 2018

The museum is small but packed with historical artifacts from both the German colonization of the area and anthropological information. There are interesting dioramas and replicas of period rooms both residential and commercial. There is a good display of minerals and gemstones of Namibia.

Thank odysseusChicago
Reviewed May 25, 2018

This is a lovely little museum with plenty to see and all well displayed. Very interesting and very good value. We loved the old ox wagon.

Thank jillamy47
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

The Swakopmund museum is one of the most beautifully displayed museums I have yet visited! The attention to detail and the very apparent love and dedication to the displays is endearing, interesting and insightful! Because it is a small museum, it's easily navigated with a...More

Thank MelanieDT
Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

Good range of displays, centred on a load of taxidermy of local animals (bizarre). Nice intro to the area for nor mch money - worth an hour or so of your time whilst in town.

Thank Alice W
Reviewed April 19, 2018

The Swakopmund Museum is truly worth a visit. It is amazingly supplied with information about the local animals, birds, reptiles and sea creatures, plus the local geological and mineral specimens. In addition, it has the most wonderful carriages, army equipment and uniforms and vehicles of...More

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Reviewed April 15, 2018

Speaking of tribes and cultural Norms has been altered to make it look seemingly to look fun. who ever the owner is,He is not embracing africans heritage rather to make money for his European folks, who come to know about Africans yet do not get...More

Thank Kavi I
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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.