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

  •   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.

  •   The museum showcases a few interesting exhibits and facts , specifically related to Swakop .Interesting timeline exhibit for the town history.


      prices affordable, drinks galore, near beach, safe enviroment, secure place for the whole family, interesting place for relaxation

  •   I have been in a museum 18/08/2019. the old lady, who sold us a tickets at 16:15 , told that a museum will be closed at 17:00 But at 16:45... read more


      The weather turned a bit, so we popped into the museum for an hour. What a little gem, really interesting and what a great history this town has. The guy... read more


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