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Address: Mosi-Oa-Tunya Road, Livingstone 20100, Zambia
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09:00 - 16:30
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This popular museum contains Zambia’s oldest collection of fascinating...

This popular museum contains Zambia’s oldest collection of fascinating samples from the area’s prehistory, as well as photographs, musical instruments and memorabilia belonging to Livingstone, the first white man to view Victoria Falls.

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Great little museum in Livingstone town centre. Entry price is reasonable and you can easily spend 2 - 3 hours in this fascinating place. The collection of original letters from... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
London, UK
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Gives an insider's view of what it is like to leave the village to go to a city. Also, lots of information about David Livingstone. I was fascinated by some of his original correspondence which is available for viewing.

Thank Nan S
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7 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Accessible & informative well presented Interesting info about ethnography, ethnicity, gender & hierarchical structures

Thank Isobel C
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5 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Not the best museum I have been to but still interesting in its own way. A nice place to take your young children and those who are interested in history.

Thank Mathew T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Livingstone museum an absolute must visit. The Livingstone museum is very informative in terms of the history of Zambia, Livingstone town and DrDavid Livingstone. I would highly recommend you spend few hours here while in town. It is well worth the 49K entry.

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London, UK
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great little museum in Livingstone town centre. Entry price is reasonable and you can easily spend 2 - 3 hours in this fascinating place. The collection of original letters from David Livingstone is worth a visit alone.

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a good job done here in keeping records about so much history of Zambian society.We really enjoyed looking at the different aspects of the history. The beautiful models of different aspects of life were very life-like. We spent quite a bit of time here and thoroughly enjoyed it

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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Museum facade does not do justice to the treasures it holds within. If there is one cultural/historical activity you should do whilst in Livingstone, this is a must.

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Lusaka, Zambia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we got to learn a lot about Livingstone and the Victoria falls also the people that live there and about there life.

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New York, New York, United States
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was very taken with this little museum. The exhibits were very informative, particularly in the subject of recent Zambian history. I found the "Our Village, Their Town" exhibit particularly moving. Much recommended.

Thank Jon W
Charentay, France
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The initial impression when entering is that there isn't much to see, but the museum is a bit Tardis-like; it goes on and on! Sure it needs some TLC, but the exhibits themselves are standing the test of time reasonably well. History through the colonisation period is recorded without fear or favour and has not been manipulated as in some... More 

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