David Livingstone Birthplace

David Livingstone Birthplace

Set along the banks of the River Clyde and surrounded by stunning park land, 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 own voyages, and explore the grounds using our trails.

David Livingstone Birthplace is currently closed during refurbishment work.

David Livingstone Birthplace is normally open 10:00-17:00 each weekday.

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 Parklands and Nature Trails

Park and Trails

Our grounds contain both family and individual trails, as well as walks and running routes. Our Parkland are open 7 days a week.


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

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