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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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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
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.
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
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
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
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
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