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Zambia National Museum, Lusaka

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Find out about the history of the country through the exhibited works in ethnography, witchcraft, and art in Zambia National Museum. Read detailed textual descriptions about the superstitious rituals and ceremonies of the tribal witch doctors. See the paintings and sculptures of contemporary Zambian artists. Observe the statue of a man breaking his chains, called "The Freedom State," which symbolizes the nation's struggle for independence. The exhibitions are well set up and maintained, and the trip provides a great insight into the culture and history of the country. To visit Zambia National Museum and other attractions in Lusaka, use our Lusaka trip builder app.
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  • This place was FREEZING during the dry season of June/July. It's a great museum with a ton of information on the history of Zambia and relatively neutral in their presentation (as oppose to biased to....  more
    This place was FREEZING during the dry season of June/July. It's a great museum with a ton of information on the history of Zambia and relatively neutral in their presentation (as oppose to biased to....  more »
  • One quite nicely covering the nation's history (although not as big as some of the bigger national museums I've been to elsewhere but instead one "fairly compact" in its floor area for displays... 
    One quite nicely covering the nation's history (although not as big as some of the bigger national museums I've been to elsewhere but instead one "fairly compact" in its floor area for displays...  more »
  • Very informative if you are interested in Zambian and African History. The artwork is also pleasent. Unfortunately you are not allowed to take photos. 
    Very informative if you are interested in Zambian and African History. The artwork is also pleasent. Unfortunately you are not allowed to take photos.  more »
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  • It's good there's a place where some history of the country and its people can be tracked. However, I think a lot can be done to improve the quality of history preserved there. There's a lot of space in the museum to add more of the country's history. Toilets were clean at the time of the visit, all was quite. The environment was generally clean.
  • Its a very and nice teaching place, its got all the history you may need to know,, just visit it so that you can learn more about Zambian history and other country's too
  • Recently went to the museum to check out the new and old exhibitions. The Italian Art temporary exhibit was lovely touch. Otherwise, at the museum there is a great outline on the political history and cultures of Zambia. Also a showcase on the Mailoni Brothers that terrorized a community/region. I still think a lot more can be done enhance the museum but it was an afternoon well spent. The staff are very friendly too.
  • very sweet and kind people my fav part was the history and very nice art when you enter
  • Great Museum if you want to get a good overview of Zambia and its recent history in 1 to 2 hours. The guides are most enthusiastic and good company through the journey of time. The ground floor has a Kenneth Kaunda exhibition, which gives a good overview of this iconic man's life and influence on Zambia

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