David Livingstone Birthplace

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The David Livingstone Centre is currently undergoing a £6.1 million transformation into the David Livingstone Birthplace. The venue in the heart of Blantyre, has received £6.1 million from the National Heritage Lottery Fund.

David Livingstone’s birthplace is being redeveloped to provide a vibrant new museum, setting Scotland in a global context and celebrating the inspirational story of how a poor millworker became one of the most popular British heroes of the Victorian era and a hero of some Sub Saharan African countries today. 

The project will include the renewal of the historic buildings, a newly interpreted exhibition which will showcase artefacts from the Trust’s collection of 3000 objects and an upgrade of visitor facilities such as the café and shop.

Markus Stitz, Social Media and Communications Manager with The David Livingstone Trust, commented:

“We are very pleased with our new brand identity, which is both respectful of the history of Livingstone’s birthplace, as well as being mindful of our positioning globally and our future as one of Scotland’s must-see visitor attractions.”

Click below to see how the project is progressing.