David Livingstone Birthplace Fun

David Livingstone Birthplace

Set along the banks of the River Clyde and surrounded by stunning parkland, the Birthplace Museum invites you to follow Livingstone’s journey from Blantyre to Africa through our new interactive exhibition.

Children are encouraged to 'set sail' on our wonderful playground, inspired by Livingstone’s voyages, and explore the grounds using our trails.

We are Now Open with our Winter 2021/2022 opening hours at weekends only from 10:00am till 4:00pm (last admission 3:00pm).

Our weekend winter opening hours from 15 January 2022 will be 10am till 4pm (last admission 3pm).

Please see our Buy Tickets information for our holiday and winter opening hours information.

Half Price Entry to David Livingstone Birthplace Museum

Visit Scotland has launched The Days Out Incentive Fund, which offers support to the tourism sector following the global pandemic restrictions.

This fund allows Half Price entry to the David Livingstone Birthplace Museum, from Monday 15 November 2021 through to 18 February 2022!

Select our special 50% discount button below to receive your discount today! When you select our special link below, we will make a unique discount code for you, and you will receive this special discount.

We can’t wait to see you there!

Buy Tickets with 50% Discount

Restrictions: To claim up to 50% off when booking online, please use the button above. Tickets are limited so, please pre-book in advance online.

The Days Out Incentive Fund

Visit Highlights

Visit David Livingstone Birthplace


Open daily, 10:00 – 17:00. Visit our new museum exhibition and enjoy the beautiful grounds.
David Livingstone Birthplace Exhibition


Follow Livingstone’s adventurous life through our interactive exhibition.
David Livingstone Birthplace Cafe


Visit our brand-new café, offering a range of drinks and tasty meals.
David Livingstone Birthplace Park and Trails

Park and Trails

Have fun on our playground or explore further, using our nature trails.


Kids, here’s your chance to explore, climb, crawl, jump and just let your imagination run wild!

David Livingstone Birthplace Playpark
"A safe, fun place for the kids"

Global Citizenship Learning Resources

We are excited to launch our new Global Citizenship Learning Resources. With new sections released every week, keep an eye open for lots of additional resources and activities.

Learning Overview Global Citizenship Learning Resources

Global Citizenship Learning Resources

We are very grateful to our key funders the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Historic Environment Scotland and the Scottish Government for their support in helping us deliver the Birthplace Project.

National Lottery Heritage Fund
Scottish Government
Historic Environment Scotland
Note: Please note that David Livingstone Birthplace (and the David Livingstone Trust) is no longer part of National Trust Scotland (NTS). NTS members will therefore no longer receive discounted/free entry to the Birthplace Museum.

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As a registered charity we rely on your donations to help us maintain the museum, its unique collections and educational programmes. Your generosity will make a difference, thank you.

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