David Livingstone Birthplace Fun


David Livingstone Birthplace is a great day out, with something for everyone. Visit the museum to learn more about Scotland’s most famous explorer. Tire the kids out on our ship-inspired playground, then relax as you explore our nature trails and beautiful grounds. Enjoy a tasty lunch in our café and then treat the family to a special gift from our shop.

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We are Now Open with our Winter 2021 hours, 10:00am till 4:00pm (last admission 3:00pm). We are closed Tuesday & Wednesday.

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We have many exciting new exhibits to share later this year in our completely updated Exhibition. Please follow us on social media to learn more.

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Livingstone’s Café

Try our all-new Café - welcoming environment, varied menu, delicious freshly prepared snacks and meals, perfect for relaxing with family and friends.

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Family Fun

Learn more about the fun and educational opportunities at the Birthplace.

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The museum shop stocks a wide range of carefully selected gifts and souvenirs, many of them inspired by the life and work of David Livingstone.

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Park and Trails

Our grounds contain both family and individual trails, as well as walks and running routes. Our Parkland are open 7 days a week.

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Our tours are not available as we are currently closed until further notice, but the Birthplace and parkland are open 7 days a week.

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Event Space

The multi-purpose event space at David Livingstone Birthplace is available to book for community and corporate meetings and special occasions.

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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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.

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