Livingstone Museum
Livingstone Museum
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9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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This popular museum contains Zambia’s oldest collection of fascinating samples from the area’s prehistory, as well as photographs, musical instruments and memorabilia belonging to Livingstone, the first white man to view Victoria Falls.
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SteveDeb1971
Basingstoke, UK69 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Solo
I had time to spare before our departure and wanted to know more about David Livingstone than the one we’ll known quote! It was very cheap to go in but I found the first couple of exhibitions quite dull and no different to other museums all over the world. I began to wonder if I was going to find anything about Mr Livingstone and then I found his exhibition and was able to learn a lot more about him than I knew. The ‘our family’ display was good as was the closing exhibition of the development of Zambia, so as is normally the case, some parts of the museum were interesting to me, some weren’t.
Written March 13, 2021
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Allan S
Phoenix, AZ253 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Friends
This nice museum covers not just the life of David Livingstone, but also the history of human life on earth, with incredible fossils that have been recovered in Zambia. There is so much history here, right up to modern times. Students of Zambian history will really love this museum. It is also worthwhile to look at some of David Livingstone's original letters, which are protected under glass, but available for all to see and read.

The curio shop is also nice, because the prices are very reasonable.
Written May 22, 2021
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nickytravels
East London, South Africa488 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Friends
Not so excellent!
It’s a bit of a time machine, taking one back to the
Museums of the 80s - dusty artifacts, painted scenes and old photos.

Interesting section on David Livingstone, with plenty to read including some of his letters.

Everything if clean and cared for, just all a little tired and in need of new life.

No photos allowed.
Written November 3, 2022
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Thomas Lyons
London, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This museum was a joy to visit. The exhibits were well kept and covered everything from Dr. Livingstone and his life to the history of Zambia covering its people and wildlife.
The museum was very informative and has managed to stay away from the upsetting trend in museums of information being reduced in an effort to modernise.

It was perfect to do in about 2 hours and had an amazing breadth of exhibits.
Written July 25, 2022
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MumbaiRiders
Mumbai, India1,793 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Dr David Livingstone Museum, a very prominent building situated on the main road to Livingstone city centre. This is the oldest and largest museum in Zambia and after purchasing the entry ticket made my way into the museum where the first section was on the evolution of the human race in Zambia.There were various sections and found the "Natural History" section of interest getting to identify various African species of birds and mammals.There is a entire section devoted to the life history of Dr David. Livingstone.
Written October 15, 2022
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Thomas K
Copenhagen, Denmark1,139 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
I had a guided tour at the museum. Entry is $5, and on top of that a tip for the guide. Museum is the most important in Zambia. It tells the story from the pre stoneage till current. It has a big collection from Dr Livingstone including clothes, books and letters, and tells his story. The guide was good and had many interesting anecdotes on what we saw. Well worth the tip. The museum has a nice gift shop with very fair prices.
Written January 25, 2024
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kilroyr
Vantaa, Finland122 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
Because we had extra one hour, decided to visti this museum and it was well worth it. Exhibition is quite versatile and there are many quite unique relics to see. If you have time, I recommend to visit here as you get better view not only to Mr. Livingstone itself, but to Zambian and partly to African history.
Written July 20, 2018
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Helen H
Aberdeen, UK16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Couples
This is a must do for any traveller but more so for the Scottish traveller. What a wealth of information they have on David Livingstone. I learned so much more than I knew from this Museum. First Class
Written October 31, 2016
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olamide o
Lagos, Nigeria31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Friends
Totally enjoyed visiting the museum in Livingstone during my resent visit to Zambia. I loved the flow of the museum from the moment i stepped in..it really talked about everything..from the early days even up to the recent times.
I enjoyed reading some letters from David Livingstone himself...The museum also gave you a general overview of life in livingstone...both rural and modern..
I loved the animal displays ...it was so real at a point i kept staring back wondering if one of them didnt just wink at me..lol
Overall it was worth the visit and i would recommend it to anyone visiting Livingstone as a must visit.
Written March 30, 2015
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Helenjen
Brisbane, Australia871 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
We were looking forward to visiting this museum but were very disappointed that you can't take photos and there was no air con and the humidity was about 79%...hence the average instead of very good score it should be :( It was definitely a step back in time, disregarding the lack of facilities. The displays were well done and interesting, with a lot of historical information too.
Written April 21, 2023
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