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The Sam Cohen Library

The Sam Cohen Library was officially opened in 1977. The reference library and archive host a a rich collection of photos, books, publications and newspapers dating back to 1898. The historical documents can be viewed at a fee.


The Swakopmund Museum

The Swakopmund Museum is the largest privately run museum in Namibia. It was founded in 1951 by dentist Dr. Alfons Weber. The Museum accommodates various displays including zoology, geology, archaeology and technology as well as present and historical exhibits of Namibian culture and people.


Events


Museum Opening Times

Monday – Sunday10:00 – 17:00

Sam Cohen Library Opening Times

Monday – Friday08:00 – 13:00
15:00 – 17:00

What Visitors say about us

  • star rating  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

    986istvanb
    21st June 2022

    star rating  Impressive, nice museum of Swakopmund and Namibian history. You can learn a lot about the city, region, its culture, traditions and history. Many real historic items to see. Worth visiting!

    ZDA77
    7th May 2022
  • star rating  This museum may not be the newest and greatest but it sure covers a wide breadth of information and has a little something for everyone. Want to learn about the... read more

    avatar thumb Elana K
    20th December 2021

    star rating  This museum may not be the newest and greatest but it sure covers a wide breadth of information and has a little something for everyone. Want to learn about the... read more

    913elanak
    20th December 2021
  • star rating  This is a small museum right next to the Swakopmund beach. It shows a glimpse of life in the early 20th century. Many of the items were collected by its... read more

    aaV3397HU
    25th April 2021

    star rating  This is a small museum right next to the Swakopmund beach. It shows a glimpse of life in the early 20th century. Many of the items were collected by its... read more

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    25th April 2021

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