The Swakopmund Museum was established in 1951 and up until today is the largest privately-run museum in Namibia. Our exhibits include indigenous plants, animals, minerals, archaeological finds, the first transport system in Namibia, and a variety of other interesting historical objects. The unique educational exhibition “People of Namibia” introduces visitors to some of our different ethnic groups and their culture.

Activities: You can decide between a self guided tour or a guided tour. You can book the guided tour in advance with Nadine Phiri at or 064/ 402046.    

The Museum hosts multiple cultural events, movie nights and public lectures. For detailed schedule and information please visit our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages or visit our events calendar.

The Museum Shop offers a large variety of books, postcards and souvenirs. Once your Postcard is ready, make use of our Historical Post box to send it!

star rating  Interesting and informative. - I loved this little museum: you feel as you are back to school but is good because you can learn more of Namibia.
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18 Februar 2023

star rating  Very informative - A good opportunity to learn more about Namibia's history, culture and nature. A pity that most of the South African involvement is mostly absent. It is definitely worth a visit

21 Juni 2022

star rating  Aquairum - Interesting and well-presented. Ideal for adults, children and families. Lots to see and experience. Reasonable price.

11 Oktober 2022