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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  • The restaurant was the only redeeming quality. The oryx quesadillas were so good we went back again for a second visit. The gift shop also is lovely with very authentic and rare items. The museum itse...  more »
  • This museum was excellent. It focusses on visual displays of the troubles in Namibia, the art was excellent. Take the time to go to the top floor and look at the view!  more »
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  • THE WORST MUSEUM EVER This is not a real museum, no facts are displayed nor are they correct, pictures are taken completely out of context. This whole place was build and funded by north Korean party. The ideology of dictatorship is clearly expressed in the whole concept of the museum. Anyway, it is an interesting concept and could be used as a bad example. Propaganda at its finest.
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