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Railway Museum, Livingstone

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See Zambia’s preserved railway heritage at Railway Museum. The museum displays some of the best-preserved examples of the country’s historical forms of transport, ranging from vintage steam locomotives and ancient coaches to minor railway memorabilia. Part of the complex also includes a small museum detailing the history and tradition of the Jewish community in Zambia. Tour the museum with a professional guide and find out about the evolution of the machines, from the colonial era to the days of independence. See the detailed features on cars and trains that were once used in the region, with maps showing the railways around the country’s borders. Make Railway Museum a centerpiece of your Livingstone vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Livingstone trip itinerary planning app.
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  • Dedicated to preserve Zambia railway heritage. Livingston was important place during first days of European settlement and begining of colonial rule. TanZam railway construction in late 1970. There... 
    Dedicated to preserve Zambia railway heritage. Livingston was important place during first days of European settlement and begining of colonial rule. TanZam railway construction in late 1970. There...  more »
  • If you are in any way interested in railways - you must visit!! It is a bit shambolic and you may have to hunt out someone to formally let you in - but what a site - a truly fantastic display of old.....  more
    If you are in any way interested in railways - you must visit!! It is a bit shambolic and you may have to hunt out someone to formally let you in - but what a site - a truly fantastic display of old.....  more »
  • At a slightly steep entrance fee this museum deserves a visit at least once to discover the extraordinary old locomotives remaining from the old colonial time and war time. Old Rhodesian train... 
    At a slightly steep entrance fee this museum deserves a visit at least once to discover the extraordinary old locomotives remaining from the old colonial time and war time. Old Rhodesian train...  more »
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  • Had never been on a train and seeing the inside of the first class coach and also the other locomotives/engines was really a great experience. I liked the swings in the play pack too. The place can be made more beautiful by greening the environment. The staff were very friendly and welcoming and our tour was awesome.
  • The Railway Museum is only one museum in Zambia. which has oldest railway engine & compartment, engine from 1892 to 1957 and the most existing things the steam crane. From the museum you can see the old railway lines maps of northern & southern Rhodesia. The Guide in that museum is very friendly & explained everything, a lot about Jewish history in Zambia. Please find the entrance fees from the picture.
  • It's a very nice place,,, those of you who wants to know more about history visit this place.
  • I loved it here! I was taken aback by how cheap it was to enter but it was great. I entered some of the carriages and for a while felt like I had returned to the past. A little more maintainance could do some good but it's still okay the way it is. One idea though would be if the museum was open to holding curated events on their premises. Those steam engines would make an excellent backdrop for a cat walk or something.
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