David Livingstone Birthplace


We are engaged with a number of exciting projects with our Partners. If you would like to get involved please e-mail info@dltrust.uk.

Anniversary Image R1 150th Year Anniversary Project

Celebrate the Life and Legacy of Dr David Livingstone: Discover, Engage, and Connect with the Birthplace Project in Scotland during our year-long series of events to celebrate this 150th anniversary.

Audio Tour Banner Icon R1 Future Careers Project

This project was a partnership between David Livingstone Birthplace (DLB), Museum Galleries Scotland (MGS), Developing the Young Workforce, and David Livingstone Memorial Primary.

Over the course of six workshops, the DLB Learning Team welcomed the pupils from Mr Burns’ primary 7 class into the museum to get behind-the-scenes access to the museum. The workshops introduced pupils to the varied job roles of the sector and provided opportunities to practise heritage and transferable skills.

Livingstones Green Connections Logo R1 Livingstone’s Green Connections

This is part of our on-going Community Engagement Programme and is for adults in small groups. Do you want to make new friends and get involved in relaxing activities? Then join us!

Community Engagement Logo R2 Community Engagement Programme

David Livingstone Centre is excited to introduce our Community Engagement Programme for adults in small groups.

Youth Open Day Icon R1 The "Power Play" Youth Engagement Project

The ‘Power Play’ Youth Engagement Project, created by David Livingstone Birthplace, supports local young people & offer opportunities to increase their skills, confidence, employability, and sense of belonging within their communities.

Dlb Project Icon R1 David Livingstone Birthplace

The Birthplace Project transformed our museum. The museum is now a vibrant visitor attraction, telling the story of Scottish explorer, missionary, and abolitionist David Livingstone. The Project means that the museum can now deliver learning and public programmes to support schools, community regeneration and international partnerships.

Arts And Humanities Research Council R1 Exchange: Community-Led Collections Research Project

We are currently working with National Museums Scotland who has been awarded a grant by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) with Royal Museums Greenwich. The grant will enable organisations around the UK to work with community groups and explore experiences of empire, migration, and life in Britain through their collections.

Parks And Trails Icon R1 Hidden Histories of the River Clyde Project

Glasgow was a hub of the Scottish and European Enlightenment. Later, it was the second city of the British Empire. Its global intellectual, cultural and economic network, together with its industry, shaped the River Clyde, and its peoples and local environment.

Scotland Malawi Parternship Logo R1 Highlighting Different Perspectives with the Scotland Malawi Partnership

We commissioned the Scotland Malawi Partnership to record talking head films, covering multiple perspectives on Livingstone’s complicated legacy. Over 30 films can be viewed on a touchscreen in the museum’s Legacy Space, where themes relating to the lasting impact of Livingstone's life and work are discussed.

Certified Carbon Literate RSPB & COP26

We partnered with RSPB on their Giving Nature a Home Glasgow project working with a group of young people to design, develop and deliver a series of events themed around the climate and nature crises in the lead up to COP26.

If you have any questions please e-mail us info@dltrust.uk.

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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