We are Now Open with our Winter 2021/2022 opening hours at weekends only from 10:00am till 4:00pm (last admission 3:00pm).

Please see our Buy Tickets information for our holiday and winter opening hours information.

We also offer a range of online learning resources and we have several online Learning Resources for you to use.

Virtual Museum Visits

The David Livingstone Birthplace Learning Team are offering free 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

Virtual visits are free this term in exchange for feedback from teachers and pupils, so do make sure to book yours soon! E-mail our learning team at for more details and to book.

Classroom Photograph

Virtual Museum Visits Booking Form

School Events

Schools workshops: during the Birthplace Project, the Learning team can come to your school to deliver free object handling workshops focussing on the story of David Livingstone and the Birthplace Project. Curriculum for Excellence Experiences and Outcomes: SOC 2-01a SOC 2-04a SOC 1-04a SOC 1-06a

Teachers’ Feedback

"The level at which they were invited to engage with the issues was excellent and at the end of the 'workshops' pupils had developed their understanding and broadened the knowledge they already had."
"Elena's presentation and activities were great and the children really enjoyed them."

David Livingstone: A Global Citizen – learning resource developed in partnership with WOSDEC Global Learning Centre was launched in 2020.

Are you a teacher passionate about Learning for Sustainability and Sustainable Development Goals? Covering topics including Health and Wellbeing, Gender Equality, Taking Action. The resource is closely linked to both the Curriculum for Excellence and Sustainable Development Goals, please see our WOSDEC Overview Resource.

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.

Support Us

As a registered charity we rely on your donations to help us maintain the museum, its unique collections and educational programmes. Your generosity will make a difference, thank you.

Support Us

Get Involved

Sign-Up For Our Newsletter