David Livingstone Birthplace

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 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm (last admission 4pm).

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Who was David Livingstone?

Who was David Livingstone?

In the coming months, we’ll be introducing Livingstone’s story by examining conflicting traits and behaviours, and challenging preconceived notions.
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 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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