Located in the Sperrgebiet, Oranjemund has an enticing history and is beloved for its secluded ambiance and rich history. Its construction in 1936 was solely to serve the diamond mining industry. It was truly an oasis in a desert, with all amenities at your fingertips. Theater, recreation, sports facilities, derby’s, schools, locally grown food, medical services, free houses, water and electricity, the list goes on and on.
The recent opening of Oranjemund’s borders has attracted many visitors. By curating the sights and stories the town and area have to offer, the Museum will play a crucial role in bringing them to the public.
Our small local museum called Jasper House has under gone a complete renovation to tell the stories of the town and its people in light of the opening up of Oranjemund. Namdeb Diamond Corporation, OMDis, and OMD 2030 – a community-based organisation – have partnered with StART Art Gallery to make a visually compelling and cohesive display of almost 3000 artefacts.
Oranjemund aims to diversify its economy as well as build a viable tourism sector with this joint project.
This charming museum has six themed rooms with sections that cover the social history of Oranjemund and the evolution of CDM mining practices, in addition to the natural history of the Tsau//Khaeb (Sperrgebiet) National Park.
With that said, the museum is not only for visitors from abroad, but also for locals keen on learning more about Namibia’s rich local history.
The new facility that we have created is open for everyone to enjoy.