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

The section has in its collection, which numbers over 12,000 historical objects, rare historical documents, relics and obsolete firearms. The section's highly prized collections include Government publications of both the United Kingdom and the British South Africa Company (BSA Co.), North-eastern and North-western Rhodesia reports, Northern Rhodesian Government records, records related to the struggle for independence, Independence Day celebrations, economic, social and political activities in Zambia since independence in 1964 to the present.

Others include historical manuscripts, photographs, newspapers (dating back to 1905), cheques, money and postal orders, stamps, historical maps, books, paintings and memorabilia related to Dr David Livingstone, including his hand written letters, some of which are on exhibition.

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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.

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