National Museum of Namibia, Windhoek

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Learn about Namibia’s rich history, from ancient, eye-catching rock art to the epic struggle for independence in 1990 at National Museum of Namibia, a museum with two display centers located in Alte Feste and Owela, some 600 m (1,968 ft) apart. Admire the tall, modernist arch with a statue of Namibia’s first president in Robert Mugabe Avenue, and understand the history behind the country's colonial and UN-mandated prison system. Housed in Windhoek’s oldest surviving building, an old German fort dating back to 1890, the museum details the history of the nation's liberation struggle. A collection of photographs and documents detail early resistance against colonialism, while Owela has over 1.5 million fossils, geological specimens, and ethnographic artifacts. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to National Museum of Namibia and many more Windhoek attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Windhoek travel route planner.
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  • The history of Namibia and its struggles are graphically depicted within the walls of this museum. There is a restaurant on the top where you can even order mopane (dried worms)! Not for us! The...  more »
  • This is fantastic museum over the history of the area before it become a real nation some 20 years ago. A lot fotos from the past years and the gerilla wars.  more »
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  • The view from the top is excellent!
  • When l was there it was awesome 😃😃😃😃

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