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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.

Upcoming Events at David Livingstone Birthplace

Tapas Night

16th March 2024

Step into a world of culinary delight with this upcoming Tapas Night; David Livingstone Birthplace's cafe team invite you to experience the vibrant flavours of Spain in an intimate and cosy setting!

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History In The Field is Scotland's newest multiperiod living history event, hosted by Western Desert Recce Group, at the David Livingstone Centre in Blantyre between the 19th and 21st of July!

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