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Swakopmund Museum: Tours & Tickets

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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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Strand Street, Swakopmund, Namibia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The museum is at the outer side of Swakopmund and is absolutely worth visiting. It contains a lot of historical artifacts from the earlier settlers and how they moved about in Namibia (mainly by ox car). The museum is packed and you could spent 2...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Learned a lot about the German Colonial, Native Indigenous Tribes and the natural history of Namibia. The museum was clean and easy to self-navigate. The staff was also quite friendly.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum showcases a few interesting exhibits and facts , specifically related to Swakop .Interesting timeline exhibit for the town history.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Travelgeeza
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 18 August 2019 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 29 August 2019

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

Reviewed 18 August 2019 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 13 August 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 7 August 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 31 July 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 30 July 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
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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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