Exhibitions & Programs

Zambia is a signatory to the UNESCO Convention of 1972, concerning the protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage. The convention raised concerns such as the need to focus on children as future custodians of the world heritage.

The section displays archaeological remains, which bear testimony to human evolution and cultural development in Zambia, and dates back to about 3.0 million years ago. One of the most fascinating exhibits is the cast of Kabwe (Broken Hill) 

Sir Evelyn Hone served as the last Governor of the then Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) prior to attainment of self rule in 1964. He was presented with the insignia of Knighthood by Her Majesty the Queen of England on 8th April, 1959.

The history section displays Zambia's historic development from pre-colonial, through colonialism/struggle for independence, to post-independence era. The display combines a complexity of objects, archives, paintings and oral histories.

Bomb fragments which were found in Kavalamanje area in Luangwa Districtin 1978. They were used by the Rhodesian soldiers during the struggle for the independence of Zimbabwe, then Southern Rhodesia right inside Zambia killing Zambians on their own soils.

Zambia has a rich material cultural heritage, both tangible and intangible that is shared among the 73 different ethnic groups. This shared heritage marks as a distinguished tag of national identity.

The Temporary Exhibition gallery exhibits a diverse creative works of various Zambian artists. The underlining abilities behind the creative pieces of art awaken the sense of perception of the visitors and enable them to appreciate contemporary way of Zambian life.

Imbusa objects, sometimes referred to as sacred emblems are unique masterpieces of art and education, embedded in the indigenous way of life of the Northern Zambia, employed to venerate aspect of growing up.

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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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