Livingstone Museum collections

The Museum holds the national collections in Archaeology, Ethnography, Art, History and various branches of Natural History.

Biggest Happenings

One of the biggest events to have taken place in Livingstone was the United Nations World Tourism Organization Conference that took place in Livingstone, Zambia and Victoria Falls Town of Zimbabwe, from 24th to 29th August 2013.

Refreshment Centre

The centre offers refreshments in the form of soft drinks and bottled water and serves as a resting place after a walk around in the galleries.

Livingstone Museum Craft Shop

The craft shop offers a wide variety of traditional Zambian handicrafts including basketry, paintings, woodcarvings, jewellery and other souvenirs.

Research Collections

The museum holds extensive reference collections in the fields of its specialty. These are accessible to researchers on  request.

Museum Archive

The museum has an archive with over 8000 records which include primary records of the colonial government, explorers such Dr. David Livingstone and his companions, early cartographic maps, note books, diaries and newspapers from as far back as 1906 when the first newspaper in the country was produced.

Education and Guided tours

The museum has a vibrant education department vested with the duty of ensuring that heritage information is disseminated to the public for their enjoyment and education.

Livingstone Museum Contacts

The Director,

Livingstone Museum,

P.O Box 60498,



Telephone: +260 213 324429/323566

Fax: +260 213 320495

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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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