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 really lovely to get well acquainted with the murals of those whose blood waters Namibia’s freedom, seeing some of the exhibits was hard (slaves chained up) but it’s an unfortunate part of...  more »
  • During our free day, we visited this museum. There is no entry fee and the place is great. You learn the history of Namibia and it's great people.  more »
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  • The view from the top is excellent!
  • When l was there it was awesome 😃😃😃😃
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