David Livingstone Birthplace and its collection

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The exhibition at David Livingstone Birthplace follows Livingstone’s life, from his birth in Blantyre to his death in Zambia. Learn about the Scottish abolitionist, missionary, and explorer, and travel with him from Scotland to Southern and Central Africa. Using the exhibition’s interactive displays, discover the communities and people who played a pivotal part in Livingstone’s life and expeditions, before reflecting on his legacy. The museum is set in a park land and includes nature trails, the Livingstone and Lion sculpture, and a brand-new play park.

History & Anthropology  History & Anthropology

David Livingstone Birthplace
165 Station Road
G72 9BT Blantyre
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Visitor information David Livingstone Birthplace

Opening hours

Monday
10:00 – 16:00
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday
10:00 – 16:00
Friday
10:00 – 16:00
Saturday
10:00 – 16:00
Sunday
10:00 – 16:00

Admission

Adults£7.50
Child (with 1 adult)£3.00
Concessions tickets£6.45
Family£18.00
Under 5sFree

Facilities

Wheelchair accessible
Museum shop
Parking
Coffee
Credit card
Restaurant
Child-friendly

Location & Map

165 Station Road, Blantyre

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Exhibitions

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David Livingstone Birthplace Reviews

David Livingstone Birthplace has 2 ratings.

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    John • 22 May 2021

    I have just visited the David Livingston Visitor Centre and was shocked at the condition of the iconic bronze statue of Livingston and the Lion. I understand that a great deal of money is being spent on refurbishing the presently closed museum and it is a shame that a relatively small amount of money has not been spent on maintaining the statue which greets all visitors as they park their cars, Any foreign visitors will be appalled that, what should be, an example of Scottish pride in its positive influence in Africa is shamefully neglected.

    Visited on 22 May 2021

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