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.


We are very sorry but due to the essential savings, the Swakopmund Museum, Sam Cohen Library and Archives will be closed on Mondays until end of June 2021.

Museum Open Times

Tuesday – Sunday10:00 – 17:00

Sam Cohen Library Open Times

Tuesday – Friday08:00 – 13:00
15:00 – 17:00

What Visitors say about us

  •   The shark fish were cool! The view of the ocean from the upper part of the museum was great. Such a low price for a nice experience! Would go back... read more


      I was impressed! Only 2 US dollars for entrance, and you see everything - animals and nature, history, people and their activities, uniforms, arms, money and documents, geological items, uranium... read more

  •   It is a very nice museum! If there is a rainy day in Swakopmund, I would recommend to consider visiting it. The entrance is just 30N$. You would easily spend... read more


      Founded in 1951 by dentist Dr Alfons Weber, this museum is the largest private run museum in Namibia. It accommodates displays related to zoology, geology, archaeology and technology as... read more

  •   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.


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