Zambia National Museum
Zambia National Museum
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  • Fortune_Madhuku
    Harare Province, Zimbabwe544 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A walk down history lane
    Great if you want to know about Zambia's history; from stone age, through colonial period, to present day Zambia. Located along Independence Avenue, next to the government complex. Amount of USD 5 is charged as entrance fees for foreign tourists.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 3 November 2023
  • Shreyas Macwan
    Anand, India852 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    History Museum
    If you are into museum, if you alwaysbkike to know something about history, this museum is for you. It helps to understand the history behind Zambia and larger than life figure of Mr. Kanudo However, it's a very small museums. One floor is dedicated to history and freedom struggle. And other floor was dedicated to Humans evolution like a typical African museum. 135 Zambian Kwacha is not justified as entryfee for this small museums. They dont have special things to buy form their shop also.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 16 May 2024
  • TMBom
    Mumbai, India1,002 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice if interested in History
    If you are interested in History then you will find it very exciting. The museum is small. The main part is on the 1st floor. Please make sure you take a guide who will explain in detail which will get more interesting. Only issue is that for foreign nationals the entry fee is 135 K which is quite high. So go only if keen
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 June 2024
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TMBom
Mumbai, India1,002 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
If you are interested in History then you will find it very exciting. The museum is small. The main part is on the 1st floor. Please make sure you take a guide who will explain in detail which will get more interesting.
Only issue is that for foreign nationals the entry fee is 135 K which is quite high. So go only if keen
Written 16 June 2024
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Shreyas Macwan
Anand, India852 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
If you are into museum, if you alwaysbkike to know something about history, this museum is for you. It helps to understand the history behind Zambia and larger than life figure of Mr. Kanudo

However, it's a very small museums. One floor is dedicated to history and freedom struggle. And other floor was dedicated to Humans evolution like a typical African museum.

135 Zambian Kwacha is not justified as entryfee for this small museums. They dont have special things to buy form their shop also.
Written 16 May 2024
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Carole M
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
The upper level of the museum was excellent. The displays included archaeological evidence of the development of modern humans, political development, ethnography of Zambia and its tribes and languages. It gave a comprehensive overview. The museum was cool and the atmosphere was quiet.
Written 18 April 2024
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Fortune_Madhuku
Harare Province, Zimbabwe544 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Great if you want to know about Zambia's history; from stone age, through colonial period, to present day Zambia. Located along Independence Avenue, next to the government complex. Amount of USD 5 is charged as entrance fees for foreign tourists.
Written 3 November 2023
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eduardo3202014
Sao Paulo, SP13 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
The museum is in a nice building in a busy central area. There are no information for visitors at the desktop. The visitor should find its way alone.
Written 7 March 2023
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Margaret W
Fairfield, California, United States230 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Quite a thorough look into Zambia's political history, also some natural history about the country. Nice gift shop.
Written 31 December 2022
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GeneralShamu
New York City, NY1,134 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This place was FREEZING during the dry season of June/July. It's a great museum with a ton of information on the history of Zambia and relatively neutral in their presentation (as oppose to biased to display everything as glorious), which is great.
Written 24 July 2022
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Myo M
Coquitlam, Canada26,860 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
One quite nicely covering the nation's history (although not as big as some of the bigger national museums I've been to elsewhere but instead one "fairly compact" in its floor area for displays inside), to see at this museum are displays of history ranging from the pre-colonial time likely dating all the way back to the prehistoric time (artifacts including some human skulls & a furnace likely for smelting of metals and also a wall mural scene of a prehistoric village or such) to the colonial time and the subsequent time of the early republic after the independence (both of those time periods on display with nice info signs which are really "pretty informative" accompanied by some corresponding illustrations & historic photos). And actually apart from those timeline-displays of the country is also some sizeable room filled with something of a "model village" but one to walk through as if being in a real village (for its quite an impressive set of human figures which are both "life-like & life-sized" with also a number of huts & dwellings also on real-life scales).

After buying my bus ticket for the next day's trip to Livingstone, it was just about a 10-minute walk from that outdoor bus terminal to this museum where just before arrival was stopping by the so-named Freedom Monument (a statue of a man after breaking the chain around his hands) and where also it was pretty great to see right on arrival at the museum entrance a big statue of a warrior or such holding a spear (the entire statue made of iron or such) & also a pretty sizeable statue of a lion (the one still remaining of two such statues from the colonial time when they used to sit outside some important building). And also going on at the time of my visit was a "temporary exhibit" of the 75th anniversary of Unicef in Zambia (with a nice collection of "enlarged photos" & info signs to learn about the valuable things done for the country).
Written 25 June 2022
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Michael M
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
Very informative if you are interested in Zambian and African History. The artwork is also pleasent. Unfortunately you are not allowed to take photos.
Written 11 May 2022
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Juliette Urd
14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
I found the ground floor very nice wih some art, but the second floor i thing is was't very completed, I still not undertanding who the Mailoni Brothers were.
Written 16 March 2022
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