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

12th November 2019 @ 18:00Lecture: Coastal deserts with a close look at the namib desert
19th November 2019 @ 18:00 Public Talk: Full Circle German-Namibian / Namibian-German
26th November 2019 @ 19:00Film: Sonenalle (1999)


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

  •   This is a great little museum stuffed with all kinds of treasures! We loved the old photos and artifacts carefully and lovingly documented and displayed by the folks in the... read more


      It's not a really big museum but it contains great details and artifacts one can be amazed at. A must vist place if you are in Swakopmund.

  •   As we arrived in Swakopmund it was around noon on a saturday. After check in in our lodge we went in to town. In Swakopmund they still hold on to... read more


      Really interesting place where you can learn more about the early settlers who came to Namibia. Well worth the entrance fee - you can spend a good couple of... read more

  •   The museum is at the outer side of Swakopmund and is absolutely worth visiting. It contains a lot of historical artifacts from the earlier settlers and how they moved about... read more


      Learned a lot about the German Colonial, Native Indigenous Tribes and the natural history of Namibia. The museum was clean and easy to self-navigate. The staff was also quite friendly.


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