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Review of Livingstone Museum

Livingstone Museum
Ranked #5 of 38 things to do in Livingstone
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed October 9, 2013

Well placed and a great subject. But, it is a time capsule.
It looks like time stopped there around the 1960s.

It certainly is not a modern museum but rather an old British colonial institution.

Thank Nir B
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

The Livingstone museum gives a very good account of the origins of Livingstone and the explorations by Dave Lingstone. It was easily understood, well illustrated and had amazingly a collection of Livingstone's letters.

A visit here is a must to understand the origins of this wonderful area being opened up to the world.

Thank Tiger0511
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Reviewed October 1, 2013

Not just about David Livingstone. There are exhibitions on the local wildlife, "My Village & Town", Descriptions and explanations of customs and rituals and a small but gruesome section on witchcraft. I found it all fascinating and well worth an hour or two. It's a bit warm in there so take a personal fan if you have one. I'm not sure if the ticket seller genuinely didn't have change for a 100 kwacha note. He wrote on the back of the ticket that 50 kwacha change was owed. I nearly forgot to collect it on the way out, I wonder how many people do forget?

Thank newarkgirl
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

Well presented history in a nutshell. Simple layout and interesting artifacts. Take an hour and go and have a look.

Thank Safari M
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

While the exhibits in the museum about Dr Livingstone were quite exceptional and detailed, the remaining exhibits were not as well put together or maintained. The key message put across is that the history of Zambia is extremely complex, with many different tribal groups - overall it was interesting but there are many other options in and around Livingstone that may have been more worthwhile.

Thank Hopping_Hippo
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