The National Museums Board is a statutory body created by an Act of Parliament, Chapter 174, of the Laws of Zambia. The Board’s principal role is to contribute to the national development effort through the establishment, development and management of sustainable museums for the preservation, presentation and promotion of Zambia’s movable 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)
As the latest entry into the National Museums Board, Lusaka National Museum is making strides in meeting its mandate of documenting Zambia’s cultural history. The museum has collections ranging from Ethnography and Art, Historical objects and Archaeological objects/specimens.
In traditional cultures, non wood forest resources such as monkey oranges have been employed in crafting utility items for daily use. A research was conducted by Lusaka National Museum entitled "Monkey Orange as an Interactive Tourism Resource".
In traditional cultures of Zambia, grass has been utilized in many aspects of everyday life of the people. Its utility value can be ranked as one of the most effective in sustaining both animal and human life.
Traditional foods are part of the local Zambian way of life. Most value systems around traditional foods such as sharing and celebrations reflect the hospitality well-being of the Zambian society. With development and rapid expansion of the hospitality industry, traditional foods can play a key role in emphasizing Zambia's hospitable value systems in the sector of Ethno-tourism thereby contributing to economic development.