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Walvis Bay Museum

Since its inception the museum functioned mainly as a display centre with no full time curators at hand. However in later years, the Municipality of Walvis Bay appointed a librarian as part time curator who worked in the museum during the morning hours (8:00 – 13:00 pm) only. The Municipality of Walvis Bay appointed the first full time curator in October 2008. The museum became an institutional member of the Museums Association of Namibia in 2001. The curator entered the museum’s collections for the first time on the Museum-D (Museum Depot) online database in February 2010. Our museum is currently undergoing a gradual transformation process in terms of the upgrading of existing exhibitions, the making of new displays and the building up an educational resource centre for the benefit of the public.

Administration

Like all other municipality run museums the Walvis Bay Museum is managed by the Walvis Bay Municipality as a section falling under the Division for Economic Development. This classification was determined by the municipality’s restructuring committee. Administratively it is classified as a regional museum controlled by a local authority. 

Collections

The museum collections and exhibitions are made up of both culture history and natural science collections. So in terms of its wide range of exhibition themes it could be also be categorized as a general museum. Culture history collections are history of Walvis Bay, ethnology objects, 19th century home ware items, textiles, war memorabilia, archive material, Namib archaeology, maritime history and visual art collections such as paintings. The natural sciences specimens consist of gemstones, rocks, minerals, animal bones, animal skins, sea shells and marine fossils.

Services offered

Facilitating educational programmes, exhibitions, guided tours for local and international tourists, preservation tips for the public, participation in the annual Erongo Region Trade & Tourism Expo, research projects, etc.

Walvis Bay Museum

Information

 

Opening Hours

  • Mo - Fr: 9:00 - 16:30
  • Mo - Fr: 9:00 - 17:00

Contact

  • Miss. Antoinette Mostert Curator
  • Lower level Public Library, Municipality of Walvis Bay
  • Nangolo Mbumba Avenue
  • P/Bag 5017 Walvis Bay
  • Tel: 064-2013273
  • Email:

Location

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Information

The Windhoek City Museum will introduce you to some of the places, stories and memories that give our city its unique identity. Our museum is not only a `Knowledge Bank’; it also encourages visitors to give their input and views on issues that concern us all as residents of the city. Our museum is, therefore, also a forum where people can share their different views and, perhaps, play a role in shaping the future of Namibia’s capital city. After walking around our museum we hope that you will take time to relax with a cold drink at the Jazz Café, our secret diamond hidden at the back of the building.

The museum contains six galleries with permanent displays and one gallery that is used for temporary exhibitions.
Opening Hours: 08h00-16h00 Monday to Friday

Contact

Curator: Aaron Haufiku Nambadi

Tel: 061 290 2502/3450
Cell: 081234 00 34
Email:
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/cowmunicipality
Instagram: @cowmunicipality
Twitter: @cowmunicipality
Website: http://www.cityofwindhoek.org.na/

Location

Street Address: C/o Robert Mugabe Avenue and Schweringsburg street, Windhoek, Namibia

 

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