Swakopmund Museum, Swakopmund

4.3
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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 looks a little inconspicuous and slightly dusty. But this is deceptive: it's really big, you should definitely plan more than 1 hour. The exhibition offers a good insight into the German colonial period in Namibia, gives information about the individual ethnic groups such as Damaras..., you learn a lot about the flora and fauna of Namibia... Really interesting, you should visit!
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  • In Swakopmund There is not a lot to do, it is a small town where you can walk, but it doesn't really have anything special. Walvis Bay is a short 30 minute drive from here and you can do some trips to spot seals, flamingos and pelicans. You'll also go canoeing where seals come very close. Nice, a nice experience. Book it on time. We did it at Pelicans Tours and that was a good experience. In Swakopmund itself there is not much to experience.
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  • Cute little Museum. With quite a bit of information about Namibia and its past. Worth a stop
  • Excellent museam, full of interesting exhibits and facts about Swakopmund and Namibia in general. This was great value for money and worth every cent spent. By far this is the very best museum that I've seen in the whole of Namibia. This was well worth the visit.
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