Swakopmund Museum

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Swakopmund Museum
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Swakopmund Museum is 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.” It focuses on the traditional heritage of the different ethnic groups of Namibia.
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S M
London, UK117 contributions
Quirky little museum that covers the history of Swakopmund
Apr 2021
This is a small museum right next to the Swakopmund beach. It shows a glimpse of life in the early 20th century. Many of the items were collected by its founder, a German doctor. There are some stuffed animals and a period Landrover. You can also learn about the history of the different peoples in Namibia. It is well worth an hour's visit.
Written 25 April 2021
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Shamiso C
4 contributions
Gorgeous!
Jan 2021
The shark fish were cool! The view of the ocean from the upper part of the museum was great. Such a low price for a nice experience! Would go back again
Written 6 March 2021
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Basil2021
13 contributions
Everything about Namibia is here
Jan 2021
I was impressed! Only 2 US dollars for entrance, and you see everything - animals and nature, history, people and their activities, uniforms, arms, money and documents, geological items, uranium hall. Souvenirs of course. Very pleasant German owner. Baie dankie))
Written 9 February 2021
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Shimnik
Delft, The Netherlands6 108 contributions
For those who like history
Jan 2021 • Solo
It is a very nice museum! If there is a rainy day in Swakopmund, I would recommend to consider visiting it. The entrance is just 30N$. You would easily spend an hour wondering around. The museum has a few interesting expositions: history of Swakopmund and Namibia in general, a hall dedicated to people living on the territory of Namibia, animals, birds, plants, insects, reptiles, some exponats from XIX and XX century...
Written 4 January 2021
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Erwin
Antwerp, Belgium3 068 contributions
Interesting
Dec 2019
Founded in 1951 by dentist Dr Alfons Weber, this museum is the largest private run museum in Namibia. It accommodates displays related to zoology, geology, archaeology and technology as well as present and historical exhibits of Namibian culture.
Entrance fee 30N$/pax
Daily open from 10:00---17:00
Written 3 November 2020
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699liezela
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa30 contributions
Nice oversight
Feb 2020
What a lovely experience. Well worth a visit especially if you are interested in history. Takes about 40min to walk through
Written 20 February 2020
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dines66
Woy Woy, Australia18 contributions
Worth a visit while in Swakupmond
Oct 2019
Swokumund proved to be an interesting stop. Spent a few hours in the Museum and really enjoyed the whole experience. There’s a super Biltong shop across the square.
Written 18 February 2020
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DonnaP067
Northfield, OH168 contributions
Nice collection
Feb 2020 • Friends
If you want to learn something about Swakopmund and it’s country Namibia, please stop by. There is an excellent collection of animals, butterflies and insects. There is a history section on the people who settled the area and how the town continues to make efforts to grow and prosper.
Written 12 February 2020
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Theresa L
Cape Town, South Africa3 contributions
Intersting place to visit
Nov 2019
the museum was a very interesting place to visit and very informative , I cannot remember what we paid but it was not a lot and very cheap.
Written 12 February 2020
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thwait
Johannesburg, South Africa8 contributions
Lovely quaint museum
Feb 2020
Really enjoyed spending a couple of hours here. Some fascinating insights into Stone Age archeology as well is more modern exhibits. Well worth a visit.
Written 9 February 2020
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