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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


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

  •   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

    Shimnik
    1/04/2021

      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

    208erwinh
    11/03/2020
  •   What a lovely experience. Well worth a visit especially if you are interested in history. Takes about 40min to walk through

    699liezela
    2/20/2020

      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.

    dines66
    2/18/2020
  •   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

    DonnaP067
    2/12/2020

      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.

    theresa690523
    2/12/2020

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