David Livingstone Birthplace

The David Livingstone Birthplace celebrates the birthplace and legacy of Dr David Livingstone in Blantyre and across Africa!

David Livingstone Birthplace

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165 Station Road, Blantyre G72 9BY
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There are storeys of stories about David Livingstone, the famous Scottish explorer and missionary, in this birthplace museum of his life and work. Housed in Shuttle Row, a tenement which the Livingstones shared with 23 other families, this historic attraction is packed with items relating to his explorations in Africa. These include journals, letters and navigational equipment, as well as dioramas of significant events in his travels. It also gives a fascinating insight into the living and working conditions of 19th-century Scotland.

Set along the banks of the River Clyde and surrounded by stunning park land, the Birthplace museum invites you to follow Livingstone’s journey from Blantyre to Africa through our new interactive exhibition.

Children are encouraged to 'set sail' on our wonderful playground, inspired by Livingstone’s own voyages, and explore the grounds using our trails.

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Upcoming Events at David Livingstone Birthplace

Crafts at David Livingstone

Crafts at David Livingstone

Selected dates between 30th April 2022 - 30th July 2022

It's time to get crafty with David Livingstone Birthplace! Aimed at children aged 5-11, each month's session is a different craft activity!
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Mug Life Parent Pal Coffee Meet

Mug Life Parent Pal Coffee Meet

17th May 2022

Mug Life Parent Pals Coffee Meet is coming to the David Livingstone Centre on Tuesday 17th May for zero-judgement caffeine, cake and chat!
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Local History Day

Local History Day

28th May 2022

Join David Livingstone Birthplace and a number of local history societies for a Local History Day on Saturday 28th May!
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