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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  • The museum is small but packed with historical artifacts from both the German colonization of the area and anthropological information. There are interesting dioramas and replicas of period rooms both...  more »
  • This is a lovely little museum with plenty to see and all well displayed. Very interesting and very good value. We loved the old ox wagon.  more »
  • The small museum is located right on the beach next to the lighthouse. A visit is worthwhile in any case. There are many pictures and exhibits from the colonial era and Namibia.
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  • Amazing exhibition, coming from South Africa I would say superior to most if not all such museums there. Truly worthwhile to visit
  • Has not changed much in the last few years, since I last visited. Really cool to revisit all the old scenarios(shout out to the old timey pharmacy). Would definitely go again.
  • Has quite a lot on display, from old mining equipment, to stuffed animals and even a complete 1940s dentist cabinet! Which makes it a bit confusing but still well worth a visit.
  • Great history collection. A must visit!
  • Food is just on point and the waiters are so much kind loving and cheerful
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