Swakopmund Museum, Swakopmund

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#1 of 15 in Museums in Namibia
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. Work out when and for how long to visit Swakopmund Museum and other Swakopmund attractions using our handy Swakopmund vacation planner.
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  • August 10, 2017
    This museum has a bit of everything... information on the natives and their lifestyles today and yesterday, stuffed animals that represent the wild life in Namibia, an eclectic collection of cars, typ...  more »
  • August 3, 2017
    Very interesting and informative. Was a bit of hassle when I had to change my babies diaper. No facility available. Not even a table in the bathroom. Ended up changing it on the floor in the bathroom.  more »
  • August 3, 2017
    An interesting museum covering just about everything Namibia. Well presented displays, with English, Afrikaans and German descriptions. You can easily spend 2-3 hours here. Children will definitely en...  more »
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  • August 5, 2017
    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.
  • April 13, 2017
    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!
  • June 29, 2017
    Very educational, informative and fun to visit. The dentists' chair freaks me out though.
  • August 14, 2017
    Place to visit once in your life time
  • March 10, 2017
    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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