National Museum of Namibia
The National Museum is housed in three different locations in central Windhoek. The Owela Display Center houses the zoological and general scientific collection. Located on Lüderitz Street, it shares a building with the Windhoek Public Library. It is housed in the Alte Feste building on Robert Mugabe Avenue, next to the Independence Memorial Museum. The administration and the library of the national museum, created in 1963, are also located on Robert Mugabe Avenue, opposite the Alte Feste. The Alte Feste Museum houses the historical collection.
Independence Memorial Museum
The Independence Memorial Museum (IMM) is a historical museum located in Windhoek, the capital of Namibia. The museum focuses on Namibia’s anti-colonial resistance and national liberation movement. It presents these aspects through three galleries. The museum was inaugurated on March 21, 2014, the twenty-fourth anniversary of the country’s independence, by President Hifikepunye Pohamba. The Independence Memorial Museum is located on Robert Mugabe Avenue between the Christuskirche and the colonial citadel, the Alte Feste.
The Swakopmund Museum was founded in 1951 by dentist Dr. Alfons Weber, it is the largest private museum in Namibia. It is located between the lighthouse and the beach, and opens daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Here you will find exhibits ranging from zoology, geology, archeology and technology as well as current and historical exhibits of Namibian culture and people. The Swakopmund Museum Shop offers a wide variety of books, postcards and souvenirs. You can buy and send your postcards from the Museum’s mailbox. Local videos are shown at the Museum on demand between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
The Alte Feste
The Alte Feste (Old Fortress) is a fortress and museum in downtown Windhoek, the capital of Namibia. The building was designed by Captain Curt von François to serve as the headquarters of the Imperial German Schutztruppe (colonial military force) during the German colonization of South West Africa. The foundation was laid on October 18, 1890 by the private Schutztruppe Gustav Tünschel. The building was redesigned several times in the early years; its final layout was not completed until 1915. It consists of an inner courtyard with high walls and accommodation for the troops inside, as well as four towers. Alte Feste is the oldest building in the city.