David Livingstone Birthplace

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

David Livingstone Birthplace

About David Livingstone Birthplace

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

Games On The Green

Games On The Green

Selected dates between 2nd August 2021 - 30th August 2021

David Livingstone Birthplace will have a variety of lawn games available for you to play with on Mondays during August!
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Climate Champions

Climate Champions

4th August 2021

Join the team at David Livingstone Birthplace and become a Climate Change Champion!
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Crafts at David Livingstone

Crafts at David Livingstone

Selected dates between 5th August 2021 - 26th August 2021

Get creative at David Livingstone Birthplace on Thursday afternoons by joining one of their free craft sessions!
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Nature Explorers

Nature Explorers

Selected dates between 6th August 2021 - 13th August 2021

Join the David Livingstone Birthplace team for one of their Nature Explorers sessions and explore the meadows and parklands surrounding the museum!
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Storytime at David Livingstone Birthplace

Storytime at David Livingstone Birthplace

Selected dates between 7th August 2021 - 11th August 2021

Join the David Livingstone Birthplace team for one their regular storytime sessions!
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