David Livingstone Birthplace Reopening on 28th July

David Livingstone Birthplace is delighted to announce reopening on Wednesday 28 July 2021. Home to one of Scotland’s most famous explorers, the Museum will reopen to the public following a £9.1m investment.

Birthplace building

The site of the former Blantyre Works Mill, on the banks of the River Clyde is now owned by the David Livingstone Birthplace Trust. The Museum has a brand-new exhibition space in the historic Shuttle Row tenements where David Livingstone was born and raised; a newly refurbished shop and café, new children’s play park, and 11 hectares of free to access parkland.

Girl on slide

There is a new interactive exhibition which allows you to follow Livingstone from Blantyre to Africa. Children can enjoy the new play area based around Livingstone’s voyages of exploration, and the 11 hectares of parkland surrounding the Museum.

Culture Minister Jenny Gilruth said: “David Livingstone remains a hugely significant figure to many people here in Scotland, in Africa and across the world. The extensive regeneration of his Birthplace museum, supported by £1.89 million in Scottish Government funding, ensures that the story of David Livingstone will resonate for 21st Century audiences. I am pleased that the reinterpretation, and the new education programme, broadens the story to reflect multiple perspectives around his work on faith, anti-racism and anti-slavery, and promotes discussion around Black history and the impact of colonialism.”

Cafe in David Livingstone Birthplace

Go to the website for more information and to buy tickets in advance of your visit.