David Livingstone Birthplace Fun

How To Make Your Own Mill Model from Recycled Materials

David Livingstone grew up in Shuttle Row, the tenement building where Blantyre Cotton Work’s workers lived.

You can make your own version of the cotton mill using recycled materials by following these Instructions (PDF).

If you don’t have the materials then make do with other bits and bobs you have in the house (pens will work instead of paint, and any boxes will also do).

Don’t forget to share your creations on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook tagging our social media accounts #BirthplaceProject.

You can also contribute photographs of your completed mill models for display on our web site.

Upload Photograph of Your Mill Model

A huge thank you to our volunteer Rosa for creating this activity!


Also see our other Learning Resources 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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