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Mafwe Living  Museum

Category: Living Museum

The Living Museum offers visitors an interesting insight into the life of the Mafwe. The Living Museum consists of a traditional village and its surrounding fields on a beautiful hill with a view on the Kwando River. The Mafwe present their old, almost forgotten culture in traditional dresses.

The actors of the Mafwe Living Museum demonstrate and describe everything with great dedication and the guide translates into English. Almost every offered program is interactive, because it is also great fun for them when the visitors try to weave a traditional net or taste some of the offered meals.

A visit to the Living Museum is an unforgettable experience!

  Mafwe Living Museum


  • Established: 2008
  • Members / Staff: 21
  • Role:  Interpretation / Living History Group, Traditional (Ethnographic) Open-Air Museum

Entrance Fees / Opening Hours

  • Hours: Open every day from 08:30 - 17:00
  • Entrance fees:  Depending on program. 3 programs from N$ 85.00 - N$ 280.00 per person.




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Curator: Polla Steyn
Cell No.: +264 81 129 9061


The museum will open to the public in early 2020. Currently, the museum hosts exhibitions during cultural events.


C/o Bismarck/Blohm Street, Windhoek, Namibia


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