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“Spend your time on the Owela section”

National Museum of Namibia
Ranked #9 of 49 things to do in Windhoek
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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.

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Reviewed July 5, 2012

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

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Reviewed June 11, 2012

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

Thank christiane f
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Reviewed February 13, 2012

I didn't realise the contribution the UN had made to the peaceful restoration of makoority rule in Namibia until I visited the museum.

Thank MackersBelfast
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Reviewed January 20, 2012

The museum received very little attention for a long time and has been closed for extended periods of time. In desperate need of makeover

Thank ColdAvis
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