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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  • Nothing more to do. Founded in 2014. During our visit no other visitors and also misses a lot. No further clear storyline. Far-reaching Glory
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  • If you want to spend some time in Windhoek as part of a trip to Namibia, don't miss the museum. The history of Namibia is presented. Unfortunately, on one point or another, the explanations are somewhat sparse. Admission is free.
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