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  Located on the seashore of Swakopmund, Namibia, is a clean and well organized museum that focuses on the early days of the Namib community. Included are various desert dwelling... read more

17 April 2023

star rating  A lot to see in not a big museum 🙂 - 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

Myo M
6 Dezember 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.

13 August 2022