Swakopmund Museum, Swakopmund

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Head to Swakopmund Museum to find an eclectic collection of artifacts that will help you understand the history of the town and the whole of Namibia. Located just beneath a lighthouse, the small museum boasts a wide range of items, from stamps and war medals, to dental instruments from the colonial era. You'll also stumble upon a reconstructed colonial home interior, a reminder of the town's rich German heritage. By using our Swakopmund day trip planning tool , you can arrange your visit to Swakopmund Museum and other attractions in Swakopmund.
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  • Must have been the most interesting place we visited while in Swakop. Highly educational for young and old. A must see.  more »
  • 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 f...  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • This is a small but beautiful museum. If you are interested in the history of Swakopmund this should be your first stop. The museum contains a treasure trove of orginal Swakopmund artifacts and we visit it every time we go to Swakopmund. My favourite exhibit recreates one of the first pharmacies in Swakopmund. There are also very interesting natural history exhibits. Visitors can expect a very warm welcome from the reception staff who are always friendly and helpful.
  • If you have some time to kill, definitely plan to visit this museum. It's got a little bit of everything in there, and very educational for the kids. Small entrance fee, and clean premises. What a welcome surprise!
  • Very educational, informative and fun to visit. The dentists' chair freaks me out though.
  • Place to visit once in your life time
  • Surprisingly good, varied displays in both time and subject. Everything from a dentists room and apothecary through printing equipment, local people, rocks, toy cars to stuffed animals.

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You won't have trouble finding accommodations that suit you in Swakopmund, as the popular seaside resort town boasts a variety of lodging options. Budget-conscious tourists can stay at one of the backpacker hostels and lodges, or choose a cozy room in a guesthouse or bed and breakfast. You'll find a number of upscale hotels lining the town's Atlantic coastline, while travelers looking for more privacy can also consider renting an apartment or bungalow.
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