Plot 567
Mosi-o-tunya Road


OPEN Everyday
09:00 - 16:30
CLOSED: 25 December and 1 January

Residents: Adults K10 Children K5
Non-residents: Adults US$5 Children US$3



The Museum Crafts Shop is located in the central courtyard and is stocked with a variety of crafts and souvenirs. Soft drinks and water are also available.


Meals, snacks and refreshments can be purchased at the Museum restaurant just outside the main building.


The museum has a vibrant Education Section vested with the duty of ensuring that heritage information is disseminated to the public for their enjoyment and education. The Section arranges guided tours of the Museum for school and college groups. It also offers talks and presentations on particular topics such as Zambian history, the life and travels of David Livingstone, animal behaviour, biodiversity and many others.

The Education Hall provides a convenient meeting place close to the town centre and is available for hire. Please contact us for more information.

For all educational activities, including booking tours and talks for school groups, or use of the Hall, contact the Education Officer in the office next to the Education Hall outside the main Museum building or email us using the details given on the Contact Us page.


The Livingstone Museum library is one of the oldest libraries in Zambia, dating back to about 1934. The library holds some rare collections on the sociology of the Bantu, geography, travel, hunting, geology, history, archaeology, natural history and David Livingstone’s publications. The library holds about 25,000 volumes of books and periodicals, including a vast collection of maps and newspapers of 37 titles, some of which date back as far as 1906.

The library is open from 09:00 hrs to 17:00hrs from Monday to Friday. Library fees are K10 per day or K150 per month.


We encourage visiting researchers who wish to make use of our collections and research facilities or to collaborate on research projects. For more information or to arrange a research visit or collaborative research please write to the Director using the details on our contacts page.


The Museum has facilities for hosting meetings, workshops and conferences that are available for hire. There are two rooms available, each with seating capacities of 70 and 40 people respectively.

Other museums and galleries in Zambia

community museums:

Nayuma Museum – Limulunga

Nsingo Museum – Chipata

Chikanta Palace Museum – Kalomo

Mwansabombwe Community Museum

other museums & art galleries:

Railway Museum – Livingstone

Gateway Jewish Museum – Livingstone

Field Museum – Livingstone

National Art Gallery – Livingstone

Wayi Wayi Studio and Art Gallery – Livingstone

Henry Tayali Gallery – Lusaka


Phone: +260-(0)213-324429

Open every day: 09:00 - 16:30
Closed on 25 December and 1 January

Wheelchair friendly

Residents: Adults K10, Children K5
Non-residents: Adults US$5, Children US$3