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National Museum of Namibia

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Address: Robert Mugabe Ave City Centre, Windhoek, Namibia
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+264 61 293 4362

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Very costly building with elevators

3 floors of museum: first floor 19th century + german colonization. 2nd & 3rd floor independence war against apartheid regime. The interesting thing is, that in contrary to... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Sao Paulo, SP
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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

3 floors of museum: first floor 19th century + german colonization. 2nd & 3rd floor independence war against apartheid regime. The interesting thing is, that in contrary to Zimbabwe, there is no big mentioning against white minority x black majority, but showing the constitution of Namibia, to unite all persons with similar goal.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised by the exhibit, it was informational and graphic at times. I got good visuals of Namibian history and all the horrible things that happened.

Thank Ronisha B
Tromso, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The building was interesting from an architectural point of view. The exhibition inside gives an overview of Namibia’s history of anti-colonial resistance and it’s struggles towards independence. But all I saw were mostly photographs and some graphic paintings depicting the Cassinga massacre. I believe this place could have been better if they added more detailed description.

Thank Lance_Kerwin
Renkum, the Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This modern highrise displays in detail and in general the history of Namibia as it has become nowadays. Some parts of the museum give you the feeling you are in Russia or Eastern Europe, but it is worth spending 2 hours there, to get a better understanding of the independence struggle and further development of Namibia.

Thank Klaas S
Bern, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Impressive layout and items to look at, especially the murals, but if you don't know much about Namibia's history, you'll leave with more questions than answers. Some parts are like a giant photo album with no real captions. If you do go, be sure to stay chronological if you can.

Thank Swiss-whiskers
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit just for the views from the external lifts. The explanation of the history was very limited so we didn't get as much as we should have from the visit. TVs may have helped if they were working Such a shame

Thank TonyRoJo
Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is in an oddly stark building prominently located in Windhoek that has stunning views of the city from the restaurant on the 4th floor. Inside, however, the museum is confusing and propagandistic in nature. There are very well done murals showing montages of images from the struggle. While the photos and paintings show prominent leaders and events in... More 

Thank Ian V
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We saw this from the Hilton and decided to visit. The museum was closed but we were able to go up to the 4th floor restaurant with amazing views of Windhoek. Perhaps because it was late, there were no guides or information on the monument. The elevators allow for good views of the city.

Thank Tembeka
Outjo, Namibia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

For cultural and history background. What a great experience. Lots to see and lots to learn. Very proud to say we have such a beautiful Heritage.

Thank steenfam2017
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

An outstanding architectural structure, not all Namibian are fond of this building..but its a road mark in Windhoek

Thank Tish B

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