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Zambia National Museum

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Address: Independence Avenue | Nasser Road, Lusaka 10100, Zambia
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I found the history of the country's development very interesting. Lots of artifacts from colonial and independence eras, lots of info on "tribal" groups, internal African... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I found the history of the country's development very interesting. Lots of artifacts from colonial and independence eras, lots of info on "tribal" groups, internal African slavery. Entrance fee $6.

Thank luciasur
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museum is centrally located and can be accessed by public transport or other means.The museum has a lot to offer,and can be interesting when you pay a visit there with a minimal charge at the gate.A tour guide will take you round and show you most of the exhibits displayed.

Thank Judy s
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Zambia National museum/Lusaka national museum has small and compact intro into Zambian recent history. Downstairs there is a changing contemporary exhibition. Well worth an hour visit.

Thank Cheeriop
Lusaka, Zambia
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Visited the museum with some friends from out of town. The staff were very helpful, though the place needs some touches to bring it up to scratch.

Thank nathan c
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

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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26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
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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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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

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