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 The historical documents can be viewed at a fee.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.


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  I loved this little museum: you feel as you are back to school but is good because you can learn more of Namibia.
    The most interesting part is the one... read more

    avatar thumb Travelaround59
    18th February 2023

    star rating  We were appalled by the unreflective way in which the period of colonisation was presented. It is high time to have a lively discussion and also to think about how... read more

    avatar thumb 976sibylles
    14th December 2022
  • star rating  In a building of just "quite a moderate" size, I would give much credits to the curators of this museum for making the most of the available floor space with... read more

    avatar thumb Myo M
    6th December 2022

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

    11th October 2022
  • star rating  We would have gone to the aquarium on our free day in Swakopmund but unfortunately it was closed on Mondays, so we opted for the museum instead. In the end... read more

    Michael W
    14th September 2022

    star rating  We wished we had more time here. It is a small museum packed full of fascinating exhibits about a wide range of topics, all very well laid out and explained.

    13th August 2022

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