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Livingstone Museum:
The Oldest Museum In Zambia

Livingstone Museum is the oldest museum in Zambia and has on exhibit interesting items. Among these are the local traditional fire guns used for witchcraft, traditional aero plane, local mappings depicting the entire Livingstone City and many more.


By definition, a museum is typically a permanent institution open to the public and in the service of society. It exists for the purpose of preserving, interpreting, protecting and managing of historical relics and the country’s heritage. Livingstone Museum fits that description excellently.

The Museum has also a collection of David Livingstone's memorabilia on display and this is where you will get to know the full life story of the Scottish explorer from his childhood.

History Of Livingstone Museum

Initially, Livingstone Museum was known as the Rhodes Museum, in memory of John Cecil Rhodes. It then changed to the Rhodes Livingstone Museum and finally, Livingstone Museum.

Livingstone Museum

The collections of Livingstone Museum are pre-history (archeology) and natural history. Some of the museums historical collections are from the Broken Hill Mine in Kabwe and N’gombe Ilede in Siavonga.

The museum offers programs and activities that are suitable for adults and families including children for purposes of study, education and enjoyment.

A visit to the Livingstone Museum is a glimpse in the past if you wanted to have a look at Zambia’s history from the 1550s to the present. The museum is a window into the country’s historical past and culture.

If you happen to be in Livingstone City, add a visit to Livingstone Museum to make your visit complete.



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