One of the greatest things about taking a trip is getting to see new places, learning about new cultures and of course, enjoying a break from the routine and returning, refreshed. Kupferquelle Resort offers the perfect getaway with its choice of beautifully decorated chalets and camping sites set in serene natural surroundings, catering to your every comfort while you explore the area. For families and individuals alike, Kupferquelle Resort has everything to make your stay perfect, while being easily accessible for sightseeing in Tsumeb.
There is a long list of tourist activities in Tsumeb. Of these, the most popular are Lake Otjikoto, Etosha National Park, The Hoba Meteorite, Tsumeb Art & Crafts Centre, Tsintsabis and the Tsumeb Museum.
Today, we are visiting the Tsumeb Museum on Main Street.
Founded in 1975 by Ms.Ilse Shatz in an old German school, and now run by the Namibian Scientific Society, this fascinating museum is a loving tribute to the relics of Tsumeb. The museum is now a national monument and offers an insight into a bygone era with local treasures on display. For geology and history enthusiasts, the museum is a must-see. Visitors can learn about Tsumeb’s mining industry and its history. If interested, you can also visit a mine via the museum.
The museum describes the history of local tribes in one section. In another, it speaks of the country’s history starting from the German colonisation to freedom. In another room, there is geological history. There are plenty of photographs and stories on the wall to make it interesting.
In the Ethnology Room, there is a display of ancient Bushman artefacts along with other exhibits that showcase tribes like the Owambo, Herero, Himba and white settlers. The Khorab Room has relics from the German and Union of South Africa troops. There are extensive displays of Namibian stamps.
The highlight of the museum is the renovated canons, rifles, guns and ammunition boxes restored through the years from the Otjikoto Lake. This was dumped in the lake during World War I by retreating German soldiers who did not want to surrender the arsenal to the enemy.
You will also enjoy the mineral display room, which displays a dazzling array of minerals from the area and semi-precious gemstones.
If you are taking kids along, you are in for a nice surprise. There is a train outside the museum!
After your trip, if you feel energetic, the Arts and Crafts Centre is nearby. Here you can treat yourself to a display of art from local artisans. At the end of the day, a warm welcome awaits you at the Kupferquelle Resort, where you can take a dip in the Olympic sized swimming pool to wash away the day’s dust. Whatever it is, we promise you a memorable stay!