Scientific Society Swakopmund

Swakopmund Museum

The Swakopmund Museum

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The Swakopmund Museum was founded in 1951 by dentist Dr. Alfons Weber. It is the largest privately run museum in Namibia. On display are various types of indigenous plants, animals, minerals, an archaeological exhibition, the transport system of old and a variety of cultural historical objects. One of a kind and educational is the exhibition “People of Namibia.” This focuses on the traditional heritage of the different ethnic groups of Namibia. HERE you will find an overview of the exhibits of the Museum.









The museum shop offers a large variety of books, postcards and souvenirs. You can even send your post from here!

Interesting local videos are shown at the Swakopmund Museum upon request between 11:00 and 13:00. We have new informative videos available. Alongside the German video about Swakopmund (Swakopmund 1892-1915 by Immo Böhlke) we show the interesting film “South West Africa in Pre-colonial days” and the natural history films: “The Namib Desert Coast”, “The Dorob National Park – a beauty once lost can never be regained” and “Ecotourism and Namibia’s wetlands: Supporting livelihoods”.

NEW temporary Exhibition! Christine Marais: Pictures from Namibia's fauna and flora


Tickets to visit the Rössing Uranium Mine can be bought at the museum reception. These tours are offered every first Friday of the month.

The Museum is situated between the lighthouse and the beach. It is open daily from 10h00 to 17h00.

Entrance Fees

Adults: N$ 30,00
Students & pensioners: N$ 25,00
Children/Students: N$ 10,00
Adult Groups of 10: N$ 25,00 per person
School Groups: N$ 5,00 per student (1 teacher gets free entry for every 10 paying students)
Guided Tours
We offer guided tours. To book your informative tour call: +264-64-402046. Guided tours cost N$40 per Person

Rössing Tours:

Adults: N$ 40,00
Children/Students: N$ 30,00________________________________________________