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.


26 June 2021 – POSTPONED! “Welcoming the Whales” Catamaran Cruise


We are happy to inform you that the Swakopmund Museum, Sam Cohen Library and Archives are open again on Mondays from July 2021.

Museum Open Times

Monday – Sunday10:00 – 17:00

Sam Cohen Library Open Times

Monday – Friday08:00 – 13:00
15:00 – 17:00

What Visitors say about us

  • star rating  This is a small museum right next to the Swakopmund beach. It shows a glimpse of life in the early 20th century. Many of the items were collected by its... read more


    star rating  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

  • star rating  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


    star rating  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

  • star rating  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


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


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