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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

  •   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

      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.

    thwait
    2/09/2020

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