David Livingstone Birthplace

David Livingstone Birthplace Unveils Fresh Branding

August 2019

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David Livingstone Birthplace, home to the history of Scotland’s famous explorer David Livingstone, has revealed a new brand this month.

The project, which is currently undergoing a £6.1 million transformation at the heart of Blantyre, worked with Scottish marketing agency, Volpa, to develop the fresh branding which was unveiled online last week.

The funding will see David Livingstone’s birthplace redeveloped to provide a vibrant new museum, setting Scotland in a global context and celebrating the inspirational story of how a poor millworker became one of the most popular British heroes of the Victorian era and a hero of some Sub Saharan African countries today.

The project will include the renewal of the historic buildings, a newly interpreted exhibition which will showcase artefacts from the Trust’s collection of 3000 objects and an upgrade of visitor facilities such as the café and shop.

Tricia Fox, Director of Volpa, who worked with the Trust on the development of the new branding said:

“David Livingstone Birthplace is a truly pioneering and inspiring organisation, and we're thrilled to have been working with their team to create a fresh new brand that fits its position as the heritage home to one of Scotland’s most celebrated explorers.”

Social Media and Communications Manager with The David Livingstone Trust, commented:

“We are very pleased with our new brand identity, which is both respectful of the history of Livingstone’s birthplace, as well as being mindful of our positioning globally and our future as one of Scotland’s must-see visitor attractions.”

Construction works on the project are now well underway with re-opening anticipated 2020.

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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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