Lüderitz planning maritime museum


Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 10:15
For many years the old building in which the power station of Lüderitz was housed in the bygone era of the town deteriorated and became a tourist attraction of sorts.
Beautifying and upgrading parts of it to house a maritime museum is, however,  now planned for the old building with the eye on attracting more tourism to the southern harbour town of Namibia. 
Developers said the museum, slated to open in 2019, will be housed in an old power station following renovations. Besides housing, the new museum, the old building will also serve as a new research centre for the Namibia University of Science and Technology. 
During a recent visit to Lüderitz, the Founding Father of the Namibian Nation, Dr Sam Nujoma, attended a presentation about the project. The promoter is Angel Tordesillas, a former fishing company executive. Lüderitz was booming a century ago because of the discovery of diamonds in the desert adjacent to the town.