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Swakopmund Museum

Open Now: 10:00 - 05:00
Open today: 10:00 - 05:00
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Could have spend much longer than we did

We only popped into this museum as we had an hour to spare, but wished we'd been able to stay... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
William K
Croydon, United Kingdom
Surprisingly good

There is a lot of stuff in here, well curated and presented, something for everyone. Well worth a... read more

Reviewed 4 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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All reviews stuffed animals interesting displays worth a visit natural history bit of everything colonial times colonial life eclectic collection german history couple of hours interesting place quick visit entrance fee namibian dollars on display take photos two hours
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Reviewed 2 days 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 6 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is a lot of stuff in here, well curated and presented, something for everyone. Well worth a visit.

Thank CecilGgibley
Reviewed 9 August 2018 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

Thank peter D
Reviewed 7 August 2018

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
Reviewed 6 August 2018 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.

Thank RMFHerts
Reviewed 6 August 2018

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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Regina M
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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.