Getting to David Livingstone Birthplace Museum

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Date 6 March 2023

This year, we’ve teamed up with Good Journey so that we can offer 2for1 entry to anyone getting here by public transport, bike, or foot!

If you’d like to take advantage of this amazing offer, and save on your carbon footprint, then please read on…


Did you know – When Livingstone died, his crew members carried his embalmed body over 1,000 miles to the coast, so that he could be transported back to the UK for burial?

Now, we’re not asking you to walk THAT far in order to visit us! (Unless you live in Munich, Bavaria Germany, and are up to the challenge?!)

You can walk to us from Glasgow on the Clyde Walkway, or join further down the river at Bothwell or Uddingston.

You can also join the Clyde Walkway from the South and head north, joining anywhere from Blantyre to New Lanark, including Strathclyde Country Park, Cardies Bridge, and Crossford.

Find out more about the Clyde Walkway:


Take inspiration from the UCI Cycling World Championships, taking place in Glasgow August 2023, and get peddling!

Although slightly different to the walking path, you can still follow the Clyde Walkway maps - Clyde Walkway - to cycle from Glasgow.

You can use the National Cycle Network to get to us from across Greater Glasgow, North and South Lanarkshire, Inverclyde, and East and West Dunbartonshire:

National Cycle Network routes in Glasgow and the Surrounding Area



You can hop on a train direct to Motherwell, Cumbernauld, or Larkhall from Glasgow Central, and alight at Blantyre.

We’re just a few minutes’ walk down hill from the station.

Stops on the same line also include: Hamilton Central, Hamilton West, Cambuslang, Partick, and Dalmuir.

Please always check rail travel before beginning your journey:


If you’re getting the bus to us, please alight on Glasgow Road in Blantyre (the Priory Street stop). We’re a 10-15 minutes’ walk from this bus stop.

There are regular buses running from Glasgow, including the First Bus, services 267, 263, 255.

Please check bus travel before beginning your journey:


If you are arriving by car, please exit the M74 at Junction 5 and head onto the A725 (the East Kilbride express way).

Take the Glasgow/Rutherglen/Blantyre/A724 exit.

Continue onto Whistleberry Rd/B7012.

Take the second exit of the roundabout and continue down Glasgow Road.

After passing ASDA on the left hand side, you’ll come to a set of traffic lights, (see The Stonefield Tavern on your left).

Turn right at these traffic lights.

Continue down Station Road (you will pass Blantyre train station on your right) until you reach us!

TIP : There are Visit Scotland tourism brown signposts directing you to ‘The David Livingstone Centre’ from the M74 and the A725.

Also see more postings at in the David Livingstone Birthplace Project Blog.

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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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