Exhibition

Our new exhibition tells the story of David Livingstone’s life, from birth to death.

Visitors will see where David was born, learn about his humble beginnings working as a child labourer at Blantyre Works Mill, and see how his love of learning led him to train as a missionary-doctor.

The exhibition then follows Livingstone’s journey from Scotland to Southern Africa.

Through an immersive display, visitors will experience the sights and sounds that Livingstone himself experienced when he travelled throughout Southern and Central Africa.

The exhibition concludes by examining and questioning the legacy Livingstone left behind through interactive displays and an animation of our very own Pilkington Jackson Tableaux.

We are Now Open with our Winter 2021 hours, 10:00am till 4:00pm (last admission 3:00pm). We are closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

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


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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