David Livingstone Centre

During 2016 and 2017 an exciting redevelopment is taking place at the David Livingstone Centre, turning the birthplace of the famous missionary and explorer into a truly world-class museum. Until it reopens a temporary exhibition is available to view in the visitor centre, and the beautiful grounds will be staying open for visitors to enjoy. The regular events programme will continue, with details available on the website.***

Learn about the life and work of the famous Scottish explorer and missionary at this museum housed in Shuttle Row where Livingstone was born and raised.

The David Livingstone Museum tells the story of Livingstone’s life and work,  housed in the tenement block which Livingstone and his family shared with 23 other families.

The museum is packed with items relating to David Livingstone’s 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.

The David Livingstone Centre is on Station Road, Blantyre.


By bus

Service 205 from East Kilbride bus station stop outside the our gates. First bus services 267 or 255 from Buchanan Bus Station in Glasgow, generally leaving from stances 20 or 21, stop at the top of Station Road on Glasgow Road, near Blantyre Shopping Centre.


By train

There are four trains an hour from Glasgow Central Low Level station. The journey to Blantyre station takes 15-20 minutes. We are a five minute walk from the station. Do not cross the bridge when exiting the station, but walk straight down Station Road. There are also frequent services from Motherwell, Lanark and Larkhall stations.


By bike

1 mile from NCN 75. We are located on the Clyde Walkway.


By road

Just off M74, junction 5, via A725 and A724 
Ordnance Survey Ref: NS695584

  • Member: FREE
  • Adult: £6.50
  • Family: £16.50
  • 1 Parent: £11.50
  • Concession: £5.00

Tel: 0844 493 2207

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

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