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The Living Museum of the Damara

The Living Museum of the Damara close to Twyfelfontein is the first traditional Damara project in Namibia and the only one of its kind. The possibility to experience the traditional Damara culture in this form exists nowhere else in Namibia or in the world.

Traditional dances of the DamaraTraditional dances of the Damara

The unique experience of historic Damara culture

Together with the Bushmen the Damara belong to the oldest nations in Namibia. Their original culture was a mixture of an archaic hunter-gatherer culture and herders of cattle, goats and sheep. Due to their loose social structures the Damara were not able to defend themselves against aggressors during the colonization of Namibia. This is one of the reasons why their culture has to a great extent fallen into oblivion.

The Living Museum - A place for old and youngThe Living Museum - A place for old and young

Lost culture of the Damara

Within the framework of the Living Museum of the Damara an attempt was made to reconstruct the ‚lost culture’ of the Damara. Here the visitors have the unique opportunity to get to know the fascinating traditional culture of the Damara, thus contributing to the preservation of the culture as well as to a regular income for the Damara community that built the museum.
 
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Map

Damara Map

Living Museums overview

For more information about the Living Museums please click on the logos!

Juhoansi Living Museum

Mafwe Living Museum

Damara Living Museum

LittleHunters Living Museum

Mbunza Living Museum

Ovahimba Living Museum