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There is a curated image of the bushman and it looks real, the place is very informative and the... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2018
Windhoek, Namibia
Highly informative free anthropological and natural museum

This is a very old school, stuffy museum with a natural and anthropological sections. Both sections... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
Bojan T
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Robert Mugabe Avenue, Windhoek, Namibia
+264 61 256 580
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 9 July 2015

A quaint museum hidden away on one of the main roads in Windhoek. The exhibits are very informative although a bit exhaustive at times. The exhibit about the busmen was particularly nice as well as the Nama hut. Would make more sense for the Owela...More

2  Thank QuintenK_13
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Reviewed 25 September 2015

Despite an rather old fashioned air in part, the ethnographic displays were useful displays of Namibia's peoples and traditional society. The natural history side also looked a bit dated but hard to say as the lights were not working. Namibia and ithe museums in its...More

1  Thank Radix7
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Reviewed 3 August 2018

There is a curated image of the bushman and it looks real, the place is very informative and the display is top

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Very interesting ethnological and natural history museum. The dioramas are interesting not only in their content, but as a history of museum display... They are very old school! That being said, if you have the patience and ignore the lack of lighting in much of...More

Thank zimbobaby
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Many people simply visit Windhoek as a stop over before Etosha or Soussesvlei, but the history is so rich and importabt. The Owela museum has rich, deep information on the humans that make up Namibia, cultures, and current challenges. There is so much to read...More

Thank lnmoschella
Reviewed 19 October 2017

This is a very old school, stuffy museum with a natural and anthropological sections. Both sections are small, natural section rather poor too, although it features a preserved Welwitschia plant which is difficult to see in the wild due to its protected status. The anthropological...More

Thank Bojan T
Reviewed 9 September 2017

We visited this museum on our first day in Namibia - and were glad we did. The place is packed with interesting information, dioramas and exhibits on the country and its people, with specific exhibitions on the Himba, Nama and San communities. We spent a...More

Thank salamanisku
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Make the time to visit and learn a little about the tribes making up the peoples of Namibia. Well presented displays and dioramas although lighting left a little to be desired. But an earnest and thoughtful display and free although with the invitation to make...More

Thank DMVG
Reviewed 23 August 2017

If this museum was located anywhere else I would give it a 1 star. Messy and poorly maintained museum with no lights and no air conditioning so very stuffy. It shows different ethnic groups in Namibia and some African animals. It was not easy to...More

Thank melbgirl123
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Owela meseum, this is interesting places that you can enjoy due to the history of the platform. I recommend it ad the best of all ages and abilities and it got nice views of the nurture conservation area. It teaches you how's the Namibian, people...More

Thank mateas masodi B
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Had fun, with a friend. They have really gone an extra mile to make the place and everything about it real life. They have statues made from foam and they look so real, also collected original tools used by our people in the back days....More

Thank Sindandara K
Reviewed 18 September 2016

This is a museum which gives you a good overview on Namibia's recent history and the independence struggle in particular. However it gives a single sided perspective. There are also mistakes in the paintings. An Impala plane for example was not in the Cassinga attack.

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