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Welcome to David Livingstone Birthplace Digital Learning Zone.

We are so excited to be launching our revised Global Citizenship Learning Resource that we are releasing a new theme every week with games, activities and content to help your child or classroom engage as fully as possible with the topics.

This resource was jointly produced by David Livingstone Birthplace and the West of Scotland Development Education Centre and designed to inspire and support schools to study the life and legacy of Scotland’s famous missionary, explorer and abolitionist, Dr David Livingstone.

Created with the Curriculum for Excellence and Global Citizenship in mind, the resource covers subject areas from Social Studies, Health and Wellbeing, Religious and Moral Studies, English, Literacy and Science - embedding the Sustainable Development Goals within the curriculum areas to produce a well-rounded and comprehensive learning experience.

We will be releasing new content each week, centred around themes of Wildlife Conservation, Industrialisation, Gender Equality, Religion and more! Activities will be available on the web site, social media and via downloadable PDF files.

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The David Livingstone Birthplace Learning Team are offering virtual museum visits for Primary schools in the Lanarkshire area available to book every Thursday and Friday afternoon, from now until the end of term!

The sessions will introduce David Livingstone and explore how our local history is connected to the rest of the world through trade, empire and exploration. Activities included within the 45-minute session are: virtual object handling, original source analysis, historical investigation and lots more!

"Thank you so much for providing Primary 6 with such an informative workshop surrounding David Livingstone and his life. The activities on offer were well planned and suited the abilities and needs of the children in the class. The presentation was very detailed and there were lots of opportunities for the children to share their own experiences and ideas."

Feedback from a teacher in Blantyre after our “Global Blantyre” session with her P6 class

Please e-mail our learning team at for more details and to book.

Virtual Museum Visits Booking Form

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Learning from Livingstone


David’s religion had a big impact on his life and work. From a young age, his father read him Bible stories and he attended the local church twice every Sunday.

Read More Religion

Gender Inequality

In the Victorian era when David began exploring, ideas about the roles of men and women in Britain were very different to those in Southern Africa.

Read More Gender Inequality

Factory Life

David Livingstone grew up during the Industrial Revolution in Scotland. Learn more about this difficult factory life.

Read More Factory Life


David saw lots of new and wonderful animals in Africa, he was fascinated and watched them for hours. Explore our range of resources around Conservation to learn more.

Read More Conservation

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We would like to acknowledge the support and help of our partners in creating these resources.

WOSDEC - Global Learning Centre

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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