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

Storytime At The Museum

Storytime At The Museum

Selected dates between 27th June 2022 - 15th August 2022

Join the David Livingstone Birthplace team for one their regular storytime sessions for families with younger children!
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Craft Tuesdays

Craft Tuesdays

Selected dates between 28th June 2022 - 16th August 2022

It's time to get crafty with David Livingstone Birthplace! This summer sees the return of their popular weekly craft sessions!
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Bushcraft Sessions

Bushcraft Sessions

Selected dates between 1st August 2022 - 15th August 2022

Join the Conservation Volunteers outside in David Livingstone Birthplace's parkland for an interactive bushcraft session and learn what it takes to survive out in the wild.
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