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Swakopmund Museum

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Well documented and interesting

Well laid out and interesting.Great place to bring kids but will interest adults as well.Clearly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Illustrious history

Great place to spend a couple hours at. Its a quaint place with bits and pieces of Namibian... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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 1 week ago

This museum has tons of information on Swakopmund, both its natural characteristics and the development of the town. It's got tons of information on the animals and plant life in the region and several older artifacts from the history of the town, including vehicles, printing...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well laid out and interesting.Great place to bring kids but will interest adults as well.Clearly marked out spaces with information well displayed.

Thank GeraldineS601
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really cool museum with a lot of interesting and different exhibits! It covers the history, culture, nature, geology and much more of Namibia in a very entertaining way. Absolutely must see, even if you're in Swakopmund only for the action.

Thank Freddy10249
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to spend a couple hours at. Its a quaint place with bits and pieces of Namibian history, put together quite haphazardly. Some artifacts were well curated and others less so. Place could do with a little makeover and clearer layouts to maximize the...More

Thank rachxsy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited this museum, and I was amazed at all the history that was behind Swakopmund and Namibia in general. Good display of very old artifacts, history of each tribe in namibia. Really enjoyed our visit here. plus take time to speak to the...More

Thank nicosaayman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent hours looking around this eclectic collection of stuff - like poking thru your grandmothers attic, but with explanations. Manages to walk the tightrope between the masses of info from white settlers and the small amount from the native tribes.

Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed 11 October 2018

We only popped into this museum as we had an hour to spare, but wished we'd been able to stay longer. The museum offers a fascinating insight into the local human and natural history of the area, all very nicely presented. There was an interesting...More

Thank William K
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Really well varied selection of items on display here from animals to a whole chemist shop to transport to clothing and so on. Spent quite a while wandering around in here. Something for everyone.

Thank Lyndy J
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

This museum is well worth a visit and be prepared to spend a few hours (3) taking in all the exhibits. The mobile dentist of yesteryear is a great example of how technology has moved on and the history of the early settlers and their...More

Thank Graham J
Reviewed 1 October 2018

a great deal of effort has gone into making this museum an interesting place to visit. Very cheap entrance fee and well worth a second look.

Thank NBBrinton
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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.