David Livingstone Centre

Back to attractions Enjoy a visit to David Livingstone Centre, Blantyre Kids will love the David Livingstone Lions

In 1813 David Livingstone was born here in a single-room tenement. It is now part of a museum and visitor centre showing his extraordinary life and achievements, from how he grew from a factory boy to become an African explorer and a hero of the Victorian age.

David Livingstone

The museum also gives an insight into the harsh conditions endured by industrial workers in the 19th century.

Many of Livingstone's personal belongings are on display including journals, expedition, navigational and medical equipment, original diaries and notebooks, and even the famous red shirt Livingstone was wearing when he met Henry Morton Stanley- "Dr Livingstone I presume?"! As well as learning about the life of David Livingstone, there is plenty for youngsters to do including quizzes, dressing up, and even a lion hunt!

The centre, located in Blantyre, has its own woodland garden overlooking the River Clyde and is set in 20 acres of stunning parkland.

The centre is also a perfect starting place for walks to Bothwell Castle along the scenic and wildlife-rich Clyde Walkway.


165 Station Road
G72 9BY

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Contact and Booking

Telephone: 0844 493 2207
Web: http://www.nts.org.uk

Grading and Awards
3* attarctionGTBS Silver
Disabled Parking
Baby Changing
Dates and Times

Open daily from 1 Mar to 24 Dec, 10am-5pm (Sun 12.30-5pm)

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