• Contact Information

    • Name:

      Grootfontein Museum
    • Postal Address:

      P.O. Box 1118
    • Location:

      The Old Fort, Ericson Street
    • Telephone:

    • URL:
    • Director:

      Mr.M. Prickett
    • Year founded:

  • Collections

    • Type of repository:

    • Types of source material:

      Archival records
      Ecclesiastical records
      Government records
      Personal papers
    • Size:

      about 1900 exponates(Books included) on about 600 m2 area
    • Holdings:

      Documents and artefacts about the activities and movements of the Boers prior to the establishment of the German Rule. Artefacts relating to the founding of Grootfontein and the establishment of the community around the settlement. Household Articles - Medical insruments - Archaeological + Geological finds - Geol. Instruments - Mineral collection - Photographic equipment - Maps - Mining Equipment - Farm Machinery - A complete Wagon Builder's workshop - Extensive Display about the life of the Himba tribe living in the North West of Namibia - Library of old Engineering and Mining books and year books of Namibia print.

    • Receiving new material?

    • Languages:

      German, English
  • Access Conditions

    • Access conditions:

      Privately run-therefore access times limited to: Tuesdays 16 to 1800 hrs, Wednesday 9-1100 hrs, Friday 9 to 1100 hrs. On special request any normal day time , phone above Tel no.

    • Finding tools:

      Accession lists or registers
    • Copier available?:

  • Repository publications:

    • Newsletter Namibia Scientific Society. vol I-IV 1999
    • The Travels of Dr.George Hartmann. in German in installments