Exhibitions & Programs

Temporary Exhibitions

In addition to the permanent exhibitions, temporary exhibitions on particular themes and topical issues are set up in the temporary exhibition gallery from time to time

David Livingstone Gallery

The Gallery presents the story of Dr David Livingstone. The main themes include Livingstone's early life, his missionary work at Khuruman, his early travels to Lake Ngami and the upper Zambezi River, his Trans-African journey on which he became the first white man to see the Falls known to the local people as Musi-oa-Tunya or Shuungu-na-mutitima, which he named "Victoria Falls".

The gallery takes the visitor on a fascinating journey through the history of Zambia from 1550 to 2001. The exhibition pays attention to the earliest historical evidence, focusing on the origins of the people in Zambia, early chiefdoms and Kingdoms, early contacts with the people of the outside world, European explorations and missionary activities in Zambia.

The theme echoes the present imbalance in the country's development endeavours. Most people trace their origins from villages, although many now live in towns.

The gallery exhibits a variety of Zambian animals and plants shown in their natural habitat, including insects, other invertebrates, frogs, reptiles, fish, birds, mammals and plants.

The gallery describes the story of human evolution and cultural development in Zambia from Stone Age to Iron Age. Exhibits show shifts in prehistoric technology and its application in food procurement production and preparation.

About us

The National Museums Board of Zambia is a statutory body created through an Act of Parliament, Chapter 174, of the Laws of Zambia with the principal role of collecting, documenting, preserving and presenting Zambia’s movable heritage for public benefit, education and enjoyment. It is mandated to establish, develop and sustainably manage museums in Zambia.

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  • Address : National Museums Board Secretariat, Kwacha House, Cairo Road, P O Box 50491, Lusaka 10101, Zambia

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