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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  • A must pop in experience. Find out more about the different cultures and tribes of the country, see how olden day pharmacy and dental rooms looked, see different modes of transport and antique equipment ranging from cameras to currency to army costumes and weapons. A definite must stop and visit when in Swakopmund
  • A little to pricey for my liking, the should have a lower price for locals. Needs more, very basic.
  • Worth a visit though they might want to reconsider the use of 'they' and 'them' when describing indigenous people.
  • Very good to visit. Fantastic collection and very educational - collection of Namibia's German colonial history, mineral specimens, indigenous fauna and flora
  • Great place to visit, Small museum. Has many native wildlife exhibits and old historical machinery and old German equipment.
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