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Swakopmund Museum

Strand Street, Swakopmund, Namibia
+264 64 402 046
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Great museum

nice museum , having a bunch of all different stuff like stuffed animals , stones old machines... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
peter D
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Ghent, Belgium
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So much presented in a small space

Really enjoyed the museum, there is so much all fit in to a relatively small space. Very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Christopher V
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Moab, Utah
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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 exhibition, the transport system of old and a variety of cultural historical objects. One of a kind and educational is the exhibition “People of Namibia.” This focuses on the traditional heritage of the different ethnic groups of Namibia.
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Strand Street, Swakopmund, Namibia
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+264 64 402 046
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"natural history"
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"german history"
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"couple of hours"
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"interesting place"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

nice museum , having a bunch of all different stuff like stuffed animals , stones old machines, shop rebuilds , some ( disappointing) prehistoric room, a niceview of ethnic tribes, etc etc Gives you a 1 hour walkaround at Chea proces iT’s not a modern...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed the museum, there is so much all fit in to a relatively small space. Very interesting combination of history, ethno-cultural studies, biology, and geology. Well worth a visit. The teens both found displays that really caught their attention.

Thank Christopher V
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We saw the museum whilst on a walk and decided to pop in. Some interesting displays, especially about the history of the Swakopmund area. If you have an hour to spare, it’s worth a visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Thoroughly enjoyed my visit to this museum. Very comprehensive and very well presented. Stayed there much longer than planned and was very well entertained, never mind educated!

Thank Philip S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good museum for its size. It covers local cultures in an informative and interesting way. Most exhibit labels and information are translated into German and English. There are video showings, transport, archaeology and wildlife sections too - so something for everyone!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In my life i never worried about what happened before my life time but i can say i look forward to visit more museums and will always remember the friendly person greeted us

Thank tertialesch
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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.

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Reviewed 17 June 2018

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

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Reviewed 16 June 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
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Reviewed 10 June 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

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Response from Sandwichharbour | 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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