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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  • It was our first trip to Namibia. This museum is very well done. Very informative for those who don't know the history of this young country. 
    It was our first trip to Namibia. This museum is very well done. Very informative for those who don't know the history of this young country.  more »
  • While there is a lot of socialist kitsch, minor errors in the descriptions and an odd way of curating the lot it was still very informative. Naturally the view is one-sided, concentrating on SWAPO... 
    While there is a lot of socialist kitsch, minor errors in the descriptions and an odd way of curating the lot it was still very informative. Naturally the view is one-sided, concentrating on SWAPO...  more »
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  • Nice place to learn more about the heritage of Namibia. After the tour one can relx while having nice lunch at the restaurant that is in the 4th floor. Their food is really nice to complement the well informed historic displays one would have seen in the museum. Would recommend that one should visit this place...
  • Best view of the city, All you want to know and more about Namibian cultures. Restaurant amazing.

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