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

1 – 31 October 2020Everyone is welcome!
50% discount on Saturdays in Swakopmund Museum

20 October 2020Documentary Film: Seeds of profit
29 October 2020Presentation: Temminck’s ground pangolin 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

  •   What a lovely experience. Well worth a visit especially if you are interested in history. Takes about 40min to walk through


      Swokumund proved to be an interesting stop. Spent a few hours in the Museum and really enjoyed the whole experience. There’s a super Biltong shop across the square.

  •   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


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