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

  •   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.


      If you want to learn about the fauna and flore of Namibia, you won't be desappointed.
    Very nice collections from minerals to objects from the colonial time.
    It is also... read more

  •   A surprising full (of exhibits) museum just off the waterfront in Swakopmund. Apart from features on the geology and flora/ fauna of this part of Namibia, there are 2 key... read more


      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


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