David Livingstone Birthplace

News - 2020

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Volunteer Opportunities

Date September 2020

Do you feel passionate about museums and heritage? Do you want to work towards a qualification in museums? If so, we want to hear from you! We have two new volunteer roles available at David Livingstone Birthplace (DLB). As part of Museums Galleries Scotland’s project "Upskilling and Celebrating Volunteers".

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Help Us With the Exploration and Imaginative Playpark

Date February 2020

The David Livingstone Trust is currently restoring and developing David Livingstone's Birthplace and Parkland and making it more accessible and interactive for our communities. We hope to reopen in Summer 2020.

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DLT Special Event with Award-Winning Zimbabwean Writer Petina Gappah

Date February 2020

Celebrating the well-known Scottish explorer’s birthday David Livingstone Birthplace is holding a special event with Zimbabwean writer Petina Gappah at 7pm at Summerhall’s Main Hall, Edinburgh.

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Volunteer at David Livingstone Birthplace

Date January 2020

Get 2020 off to a great start by volunteering at David Livingstone Birthplace, an exciting opportunity to enhance your skills and contribute your own experiences to a team of dedicated volunteers.

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David Livingstone Birthplace Secures New Grant for Developing Partnerships and Networks with Museums and Organisations in the African Countries

Date January 2020

David Livingstone Birthplace has secured a new grant of £39k from Museums Galleries Scotland for a project which will develop working partnerships and networks between David Livingstone Birthplace and museums and organisations which hold collections relating to Livingstone in the African countries he explored.

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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.

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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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