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 The historical documents can be viewed at a fee.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  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

    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

    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!

    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

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