*Kristall Galerie – Crystal Gallery

Museum Swakopmund

*Kristall Galerie - Crystal Gallery

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Kristall Galeries Swakopmund Namibia


This awe-inspiring natural wonder is estimated to be about 520 million years old. Weighing 14,100kg. It is the only cluster of its kind that has been found and preserved for display. This is the largest of the spectacular collection of “Earth Keepers”, minerals and gems to be found in the Kristall Galerie, including a wide variety of quartz crystals, a rainbow array of Tourmalines and many other impressive exhibits.  World's Largest Know Quartz Crystal

The Kristall Galerie is, in my opinion, one of Namibia’s “Must Sees”, and I am constantly amazed at how many tourists arrive in town and are unaware of the fascinating treasures this attractive building houses.
Your journey into the Kristall Galerie will take you through the “cave” which is a replica of the original Otjua Tourmaline Mine with its stunning collection of magnificent crystals.
Young and old enjoy searching for treasures in the “Scratch Pit” that contains an assortment of tumbled semi-precious stones waiting for your discovery. My mates enjoyed their initiation into the “world of stones” tremendously. And, after choosing the best and brightest in the “scratch pit” later surprised us all at how many minerals and gemstones they could identify by name.
There’s a Jewellery Boutique having exquisitely crafted fine jewellery in 14ct and 18ct gold and cut stones. And, in the Craft Area you can watch the fashioning and finishing of various gift items using gemstones.
You can enjoy a light meal in the Coffee Shop and watch informative videos.
Finish off your visit with a stroll through the Gem Shop that offers you a wide choice of hand-crafted sculptures, exquisite gift items, semi-precious stones, raw materials and crystals for collectors.
Below you can see a small selection of photos of various mineral samples. The ‘Illusionary” stone on the left is Pietersite, named after the late Sid Pieters who was the discoverer of this mineral, and also one of the first people I met when I arrived in Namibia in the mid 70s. There are only two known deposits in the world. So, this could be your only opportunity to see this attractive stone. The Pyrite samples below are excellent and unusual examples.
The Kristall Galerie invites you to visit their display with an appropriate saying,
“Let us introduce you to a world of magic and€“ God’s Hidden Treasures.”

Kristall Galerie Map

Physical Address:

Tobias Hainyeko / Theo-Ben Gurirab Ave

PO Box

358 Swakopmund







+264 64 406084

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