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Swakopmund Museum

Strand Street, Swakopmund, Namibia
+264 64 402 046
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We squeezed a visit to the museum on an already busy day so we couldn't really do it justice as... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Daniel T
London, England, United Kingdom
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Very interesting and insightful.

Excellent displays and a lot of good information. Easy to access with stroller. Very clean and well... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Marsulize v
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Strand Street, Swakopmund, Namibia
+264 64 402 046
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We squeezed a visit to the museum on an already busy day so we couldn't really do it justice as there's so much to read. The section explaining the various different tribes in Namibia was very good.

Thank Daniel T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent displays and a lot of good information. Easy to access with stroller. Very clean and well kept. Such an amazing experience.

Thank Marsulize v
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We looked forward to learning about Swakopmund. The museum tries but obviously needs funds and the exhibits a good clean.

Thank Nande B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a good hour and a half in Swakopmund’s little museum and loved it. In particular enjoyed the exhibits on the local people of Namibia, and had a wide range of other exhibits.

Thank Monica J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Must have been the most interesting place we visited while in Swakop. Highly educational for young and old. A must see.

Thank Franz Q
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Don't be put off by rather large display of stuffed animals in the main room, turn right and go into the room focused on the humans and the tribes of Namibia. Allow a good amount of time. N$20 entry fee for adults - plus donation...More

Thank AHZambia
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The collection at this small museum is eclectic, resulting in a "grandmother's attic" effect. Nevertheless, anyone would likely find a portion of the collection to be of interest. The stuffed wildlife were particularly well done; I also enjoyed the vintage automobiles. Admission is modest. You'll...More

Thank Peter G
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Gives a very good insight to the history of the area and has some fascinating old photos showing how the Namib was first discovered by intrepid farmers

Thank Barry T
Reviewed 26 October 2017

We spent an hour around this museum - it was a little amateurish but interesting nonetheless. Gave a good background to the area and how the town came about. Worth a visit.

Thank daftmare
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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

This is one of the small museums that I ever saw, that have basically covered all the interesting history of Namibia nature lifestyle. Really interesting old weapon, wagons old pharmacy too much to mention. It will not take a lot of your time, but worth...More

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Regina M
22 December 2014|
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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.