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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  • If you are in Swakomund, you might as well stop by and take a 1/5 hour to hour to visit this quaint little museum. The high light for me was some of the super primitive artifacts- arrow heads and the ...  more »
  • tells a great story about the early days, well worth a visit to learn about how a living was made under fairly rough conditions.  more »
  • What it lacks in size it makes up for in quantity. The information available with each piece/artifact is filled with detail. Set aside at least 2 hours for a visit, it's worth taking the time. Very ne...  more »
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  • Very interesting history of German West Africa that became South West Africa and now Namibia. Lovely old world charm
  • Enchanting, small yet comprehensive museum. Totally worth visiting!
  • 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.
  • Very peaceful 😘😘😘I really loved being there.
  • A very informative stop. Give yourself about 2 hours.

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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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