Railway & Gateway Jewish Museum


While there are some beautiful 19th century locomotives to clamber onboard in the Railway Museum, the background information is a bit on the dry side. The Jewish Museum is of more interest, offering an insight to Livingstone's Jewish community who settled here in the 1890s via South Africa after fleeing persecution from Lithuania. The town saw an influx of European immigrants during the next 50 years, including those fleeing WWII.

For other Jewish sites in Livingstone, you can visit the Jewish Cemetery and Zambia's first synagogue, which is now a church.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Livingstone attractions

1. Jewish Cemetery

0.71 MILES

Enter through the gate to wander this small plot of foreign Jewish graves dating from the mid 20th century.

2. Livingstone Museum


The excellent Livingstone Museum is the oldest, largest and best museum in the country. It's divided into sections covering archaeology, history,…

4. Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park


This park is divided into two sections: the Victoria Falls area and the wildlife sector. The latter is only 3km southwest of Livingstone, and most famous…

5. Zambezi National Park

3.87 MILES

Just 5km from the town centre is this vastly underrated national park, comprising 40km of Zambezi River frontage and a spread of wildlife-rich mopane …

6. Devil's Pool

4.26 MILES

One of the most thrilling experiences – not only at the falls but in all of Africa – is the hair-raising journey to Livingstone Island. Here you will…

7. Victoria Falls National Park

4.31 MILES

Here on the Zimbabwe side of the falls you're in for a real treat. Some two-thirds of Victoria Falls are located here, including the main falls themselves…

8. Jafuta Heritage Centre

4.38 MILES

This impressive little museum details the cultural heritage of Zimbabwe's indigenous ethnic groups. There's good background information on the Shona,…