The Museum of Malawi (1959), in Blantyre, has a collection displaying the nation's archaeology, history, and ethnography. Other museums include the Lake Malawi Museum in Mangochi and a regional museum in Mzuzu. There is also a postal museum in Namaka housed in a traditional postal carrier's rest hut.
The Malawi National Library Service, founded in 1968, has more than 804,000 volumes and maintains a nationwide interloan system. The largest library is that of the University of Malawi (375,000 volumes). The US Information Agency maintains a small library in Lilongwe, and the British Council has libraries in Blantyre and in the capital. The National Archives are in Zomba and contain 40,000 volumes.
Museum of Malawi (Southern Region Blantyre)
The Museum of Malawi also known as the Blantyre Museum is situated along the Kamuzu Highway between Limbe and Blantyre next to the Blantyre Civic Centre. There is no signposts if you’re coming via public transport, however if you are lost, ask a local, and they’ll be more than happy to help you.
The Museum of Malawi holds a variety of Malawi’s history including the railway, animals, tribal history, ancient tools, colonial history in Malawi, the Machinga Metiorite (93kg), Chewa masks, Gule Wamkulu masks, various video footage of the famous Dr H Kamuzu Banda and much more.
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Cultural & Museum Centre of Karonga
Karonga’s newest and worthwhile tourist attractions. This highly informative museum may require at least 2 hours of your time, there’s areas of the museum that focus as far bank as Northern Malawi from 240 million years ago. The famous Malawisaurus, a replica skeleton whose virtually intact after 120 million years, was discovered in 1924 at Mwakasyunguti in Karonga.
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There is also a brilliant display of human evolution including a 2.5 million year old jawbone – it is the worlds oldest known relict of the genus Homo discovered in Chilumba by Tyson Msika in 1991.
Entrance to the museum is approximately $3
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