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  Amazing - 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
14 September 2022

star rating  Gorgeous! - The shark fish were cool! The view of the ocean from the upper part of the museum was great. Such a low price for a nice experience! Would go back... read more

6 März 2021

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