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.

Library Services

The library provides valuable information to researchers, scholars, students and the community at large on a wide range of subjects. The library also collects local daily newspapers and has developed the newspaper index: an index to the museum and other related articles of the following newspaper the Post, Times of Zambia and Zambia Daily Mail.

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.

Storytelling is a constituent of folklore/folk life and is the art of portraying real or fictitious events in words, images and sounds. Stories are told for entertainment purposes, and often to teach lessons and uphold morals.

Opening Hours: 09:00 - 16:30 hours daily except New Year & Christmas days.

Admission for Zambians: Adults/Children: ZMK 5.00/0.50 Non Zambian: Adults/Children: USD 5.00/3.00.

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.

Contact us

Find us or contact us using any of the following details:

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

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  • Phone : +260 211 220192
    Fax : +260 211 220204

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