National Museum of Malawi, Blantyre - Stein Travel

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Welcome to National Museum of Malawi

The National Museum of Malawi, also referred to as the Chichiri Museum, showcases the natural history and cultural heritage of the country. Traditional dance, European colonisation and slave trade artefacts are exhibited at the museum, as well as case studies including insect collections and mounted specimens from the country's national parks. There are geological samples from the Machinga meteorite of 1981 on display, and also an open-air exhibit of the history of transport in Malawi.

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English is the official language, but Chichewa is more commonly spoken.

The official currency is the Malawi Kwacha (MWK), which is divided into 100 tambalas. Travellers cheques and foreign currencies are accepted by banks, authorised hotels and other institutions in the main town centres; bureaux de change are also available. The US dollar is the easiest currency to exchange. Credit cards are not widely accepted and ATMs are scarce and should not be relied upon. Exchanging currency on the black market is not recommended.