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Zambia National Museum

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Address: Independence Avenue | Nasser Road, Lusaka 10100, Zambia
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Needs some TLC

This museum was a quick stop while sightseeing through the city of Lusaka. It is two floors; one floor was an art student exhibition, while the second the more permanent... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago

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7 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum was a quick stop while sightseeing through the city of Lusaka. It is two floors; one floor was an art student exhibition, while the second the more permanent exhibitions. The second floor exhibits need some TLC and look worn out. The parts on the Zambian political history were interesting but lengthy and lack any interaction whatsoever. The best... More 

Thank ViennaTT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Not many exhibits, easy for a quick walk-through. Still, an informative experience, as I have had trouble finding info on the history of Zambia online (other than wiki).

Thank Loxa1a1
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

It is a building of 1970 that seems to need updating. The view of history does not use modern technologies. You can find local handicrafts souvenirs to remember the trip.

Thank Μιχάλης Τ
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This is a must attraction or place to go to when visiting Lusaka so that you can have an understanding how the history and culture of Zambians has evolved overtime. The place is very accessible and can be reached using public transportation. You can go with your friends or just by yourself and your camera without making any reservation. The... More 

Thank Dring D
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

This museum has rich history and is conviently located, however it could do better to steer people towards its direction to educate the population about the countries heritage for he sake of posterity.

Thank Samson G
Gilroy, California
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382 reviews
276 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

A clean well designed museum no too large, but big enough, with some very nice exhibits pertaining to the local cultural history

Thank Norma W
Kisumu, Kenya
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

The museum has an informative and indepth display that isn't too skimpy yet doesn't overwhelm. Its an imposing building next to the main government complex in town. A metal sculpture stature sits outside. The staff are very friendly as are most Zambians.The entrance fee is only five kwacha which is about half a dollar currently. Could change depending on exchange... More 

Thank Ratimo A
Lusaka, Zambia
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Good place for both local and foreign visitors.The museum gives one insight on zambia and its heritage.Though place needs alot of historical things to be added

Thank Emelia C
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

whether youre a tourist or a local the museum is one of the best places to discover the history of the country and look through the window and see the past.

Thank Suleiman S
Girona, Spain
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301 reviews
146 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

The museum is one of the few places to visit in Lusaka. Admission is 25 shillings, and explains a little history of zambia: Worth the visit.

Thank agusticassa

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