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Exhibition – Now Open!

Filled with exciting interactive and wonderful surprises, the stunning new exhibition showcases Livingstone’s life and adventures. Learn about the Scottish explorer, and travel with him from Scotland to Southern and Central Africa. Discover the fearsome lion and navigate the stars. Hear about the communities and people who Livingstone met and worked with, before reflecting on his legacy.

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The brand-new play park is inspired by Livingstone’s steamboat and his journeys down African rivers. Children are encouraged to set sail on their own imaginative adventures!


Learn more about our future events on our Events page.


Our café is a family friendly space. Check out the café section for more details and to view the Kids Menu.


Our shop has a great range of children’s products, inspired by the jungle. The range includes a fabulous lion t-Shirt, games, jungle rucksack, drinks bottle and lunch bag, and a range of Charlie the Lion Bamboo Tableware.

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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