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Museums in Zambia

Museums in Zambia

CHOMA MUSEUM & CRAFTS PROJECT This fascinating museum in Choma on the Lusaka/ Livingstone Road preserves the cultural heritage of the Tonga tribe of the Southern Province. It houses many traditional artefacts including beadwork, musical instruments, spears, clay figurines, jewellery and much more. The Crafts project stimulates production of local crafts such as baskets, beadwork, carvings, etc. for the purpose of preserving local traditional skills and providing an alternative form of income to the people of Southern Province. The Museum now exports traditional crafts, particularly Tonga baskets. The CMCC is open daily from 8.00 to 17.00 hrs
COPPERBELT MUSEUM This museum in Ndola houses items found in the area dating back to the Stone Age. Open daily from 9h00-17h00.
LIVINGSTONE MUSEUM Livingstone's famous museum has four galleries: Prehistory (archaeology), Ethnography and Art, History and Natural History. There is an interesting collection of David Livingstone’s belongings and descriptions of his routes. Entry is nominal and is open to the public from 8h30 to 16h30 every day except Christmas and New Year.
MARAMBA CULTURAL MUSEUM Livingstone. This village was established to preserve the arts, crafts and culture of Zambia. Around the inside of these dwellings sit blacksmiths whose helpers fan the fires with traditional bellows, wood carvers and mask makers with their adzes and potters and other craftsmen plying their trade as it has been done for centuries.
MOTO MOTO MUSEUM Situated at Mbala in the Northern Province. It houses an impressive collection of articles related to Zambian culture and folklore. It contains many aspects of Zambian Art, tools, instruments of crafts, objects related to initiation ceremonies and objects of witchcraft . Click on link for more info.
LUSAKA NATIONAL MUSEUM This cultural history museum tells the story of Zambia in four main sections; ethnography, witchcraft, history and contemporary art
NAYUMA MUSEUM Mongu. Essentially a museum that promotes the arts and crafts of the people in the Barotseland area, not only in its many traditional forms but also where such craftwork is an expression of art.
RAILWAY MUSEUM Livingstone. Open to the public from 8h30 to 16h30 for a nominal fee, the museum holds some of the finest examples of Zambia's railway heritage ranging from very historic steam locomotives and vintage coaches to the tiniest railway memorabilia.
VICTORIA FALLS FIELD MUSEUM Built around an actual excavation through Pleistocene gravels of the Zambezi River, this museum displays the various forms of life around the Victoria Falls from more than 50 000 years ago to the present. It also has displays showing how the falls were formed. Open daily from 10h30 to 17h00.

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