National Museum of Namibia, Windhoek

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Learn about Namibia’s rich history, from ancient, eye-catching rock art to the epic struggle for independence in 1990 at National Museum of Namibia, a museum with two display centers located in Alte Feste and Owela, some 600 m (1,968 ft) apart. Admire the tall, modernist arch with a statue of Namibia’s first president in Robert Mugabe Avenue, and understand the history behind the country's colonial and UN-mandated prison system. Housed in Windhoek’s oldest surviving building, an old German fort dating back to 1890, the museum details the history of the nation's liberation struggle. A collection of photographs and documents detail early resistance against colonialism, while Owela has over 1.5 million fossils, geological specimens, and ethnographic artifacts. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to National Museum of Namibia and many more Windhoek attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Windhoek travel route planner.
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  • Worth a visit as it contains over 3 floors the history of Namibia. The building is very modern and worth a visit on its own. Very quiet when we visited and it’s free! The 4th floor has a restaurant... 
    Worth a visit as it contains over 3 floors the history of Namibia. The building is very modern and worth a visit on its own. Very quiet when we visited and it’s free! The 4th floor has a restaurant...  more »
  • Exhibition a little bit old fashioned, but worth a visit to get a clear view on the colonization and independance of the state of Namibia (take an hour to one hour and a half). One of the highlights.....  more
    Exhibition a little bit old fashioned, but worth a visit to get a clear view on the colonization and independance of the state of Namibia (take an hour to one hour and a half). One of the highlights.....  more »
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  • Nice museum about Namibia’s history. Modern and beautiful building and rooms given to Namibia by North Korea and inaugurated in 2014. Free entrance and nice view from the top. There’s a restaurant on the top, but I didn’t try it. It’s not that big, so you can visit it in around one hour. It’s worthy a visit while in Windhoek.
  • The museum is free, but donations are welcome. The exhibits are well detailed, but some sections had no lighting.

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