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Livingstone Museum collections

The Museum holds the national collections in Archaeology, Ethnography, Art, History and various branches of Natural History.

The section holds about 10,000 site collections with over 350,000 archaeological artifacts from stone age to the iron age periods from all over Zambia.

The section contains the largest collection of cultural artifacts in Zambia, making up a total of over 12,000 collections.

The section is the custodian of materials related to the traditional culture and the history of the people of Zambia.

The section, established in the 1960s, houses about 5,000 mammal specimens from different parts of Zambia, mostly in form of skins and skulls.

The section holds over 10,000 bird specimens, representing over 90% of Zambia's recorded bird species. The section also holds a small egg collection.

The section houses about 4,000 reptile and amphibian specimens, including snakes, lizards, tortoises, crocodiles and frogs


The Entomology Section includes over 4,000 insect and invertebrate specimens, the largest collections being butterflies, moths and termites

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About us

The National Museums Board of Zambia is a statutory body created through an Act of Parliament, Chapter 174, of the Laws of Zambia with the principal role of collecting, documenting, preserving and presenting Zambia’s movable heritage for public benefit, education and enjoyment. It is mandated to establish, develop and sustainably manage museums in Zambia.

Contact us

Find us or contact us using any of the following details:

  • Address : National Museums Board Secretariat, Kwacha House, Cairo Road, P O Box 50491, Lusaka 10101, Zambia

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  • Phone : +260 211 220192
    Fax : +260 211 220204

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