The Scientific Society Swakopmund is the governing body of the Swakopmund Museum and Sam Cohen Library. Included are the beautifully renovated national heritage buildings Otavi Railway Station and the Omeg House. The Scientific Society Swakopmund collects, preserves and exhibits cultural goods and scientific objects. It serves furthermore as a platform to share scientific information through lectures, excursions, information distribution and publications such as the regular “Berichte-Reports”. The Society was founded in 1968 and is managed by a board of directors.