David Livingstone Birthplace

The Centre is now called David Livingstone Birthplace and is reopening on the 28th July 2021 after a three years renovation. The centre is no longer owned by the national trust, but has been taken over by the David Livingstone Birthplace Trust.

The Centre will be open daily 10am till 5pm from 28th July 2021

Our café, play park, and shop are open from the 1st July 2021.

David Livingstone was born in 1813, when the museum building was part of the Blantyre Cotton Works. He went on to become a medical missionary and explorer who travelled extensively throughout Southern and Central Africa.

The museum’s engaging and interactive exhibition follows Livingstone’s story from his birth in Blantyre, to his death in Zambia. The exhibition highlights the communities and people who played a pivotal part in Livingstone’s life, as well as allowing us to reflect on his legacy and lasting impact.

The play park is inspired by the Ma Robert, Livingstone’s steamship, and his voyages up the Zambezi River. The ship’s surrounded by palm trees, crocodiles and elephants. Swirl around and around on the moving carousel, as if you are caught in the river’s rapids!

The café offers delicious homemade cakes, sandwiches, and soups, while the shop sells a selection of great gifts.


Adult £7.50

Concession £6.45

Child £3.00

Under 5s FREE

Family (2ad & 2ch) £18.00

You can purchase tickets from www.david-livingstone-birthplace.org


Telephone +44 141 6471428

TWITTER: @DLivingstoneBP

Facebook: @DavidLivingstoneBirthplace

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Tel: 0141 6471428

Location: 165 Station Road, Blantyre, South Lanarkshire G72 9BY

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