The Sam Cohen Library

The Sam Cohen Library was officially opened in 1977. Preserved in this reference library and archive is a rich collection of photos, books and other publications which are available for a fee.

The Swakopmund Museum

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

Upcoming Events

11th February at 18:00“We actually need to collect everything!” African artefacts in colonial collections and restitution demands in Namibia.

Museum Open Times

Monday – Sunday10:00 – 17:00

Sam Cohen Library Open Times

Monday – Friday08:00 – 13:00
15:00 – 17:00
Every 2nd Saturday of Month09:00 – 13:00

What Visitors say about us

  •   If you want to learn something about Swakopmund and it’s country Namibia, please stop by. There is an excellent collection of animals, butterflies and insects. There... read more


      the museum was a very interesting place to visit and very informative , I cannot remember what we paid but it was not a lot and very cheap.

  •   Really enjoyed spending a couple of hours here. Some fascinating insights into Stone Age archeology as well is more modern exhibits. Well worth a visit.


      It was a very nice experience for me, I enjoyed it a lot. Nice and friendly service. Learn about the past it’s very interesting

  •   So educational, entrance fee is also affordable! If you are interested in the history of the area and the indigenous tribes it's a must visit. They even allow you to... read more


      Short and a little bit of everything about Swakopmund in less then 1h. Worth the moderate fee and the time. They don’t accept credit cards though.


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