Activities and Events

However, we do have several online Learning Resources for you to use.

How To Make Your Own Mill Model from Recycled Materials

David Livingstone grew up in Shuttle Row, the tenement building where Blantyre Cotton Work’s workers lived.

You can make your own version of the cotton mill using recycled materials by following these Instructions (PDF).

If you don’t have the materials then make do with other bits and bobs you have in the house (pens will work instead of paint, and any boxes will also do).

Don’t forget to share your creations on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook tagging our social media accounts #BirthplaceProject.

You can also contribute photographs of your completed mill models for display on our web site.

Upload Photograph of Your Mill Model

A huge thank you to our volunteer Rosa for creating this activity!

Easter Learning Activities

We know many of you will be missing the Easter activities and egg hunts, so we’ve created these activities for you to do at home.

These activity sheets are for you to download and complete on your phone or other device. You can also print them to colour in. We’d love to see your creations!

Share them on Twitter @DLivingstoneBP using #BirthplaceProject or send us an e-mail to

Please download either our Easter Maze (PDF), Word Search (PDF) or Home Activities Worksheet (PDF) to have some fun!

Easter Maze
Word Search
Home Activities Worksheet

Previous Events

Sunday 24th November 2019, Blantyre Festive Event, McAnulty Public Park, 12-5pm.

Thursday 28th November, Teachers Twilight Session, David Livingstone: A Global Citizen – training session to trial.

Thursday 5th December Scotland Malawi Partnership Partnership Awards

Do you have an event coming up? Can you help us share information about what’s happening on the Birthplace Project? Let us know and we can bring some activities and information about the museum redevelopment. Please email Thank you!