Tag: david livingstone birthplace

My Own Scottish Flower Garden

David Livingstone Birthplace has announced three new workshops called ‘My Own Scottish Flower Garden’. The workshops will be facilitated by artist Sophie Minervini and aim to promote curiosity and connection with our natural world. Each workshop will be supported by ‘Grow Wild’ which is a national outreach programme of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Livingstone […]

Beauty of David Livingstone Birthplace

When you think of the beautiful grounds at David Livingstone Birthplace, just off Station Road, Blantyre its hard not to notice the considerable improvements which have been made this summer. From the nicely renovated working fountain and renovated lion statue, to the stunning new planting around the statue and buildings, its easy to miss all […]

Youth Open Day

David Livingstone Birthplace hosts its first ever Youth Open Day! Join staff for food and refreshments, a DJ and music, table tennis, and a print-making workshop – inspired by patterns, textures, and colours found in their collection. There’ll also be a short presentation from the Learning & Engagement team, where you can discover more about […]

Children’s Crafts Drop-In

The School holidays are nearly here and throughout Summer, there’s a fantastic programme of events to keep your little one busy. We’ll be posting LOADS about whats on in the coming weeks. It’s time to get crafty with David Livingstone Birthplace next Saturday. Their Learning Team are running children’s craft days every month. Aimed at […]

Best Permanent Exhibition Nomination

The David Livingstone Birthplace Museum is up for Best Permanent Exhibition at the Museums & Heritage Awards 2022 this evening. Something certainly putting Blantyre on the map! The accolades celebrate the very best in the world of museums, galleries, cultural and heritage visitor attractions worldwide and the award features museums all across the world. The […]

Upgrading Paths & New Planting

David Livingstone Birthplace has embarked on a programme of updating their grounds.  Following a grant from South Lanarkshire of £400,000 work has started to improve the grounds commencing with creating better paths.  Additionally, plants and hedges have been planted around the Lion Statue, to deter vandalism and people climbing up. Of course it also softens […]

Science of Navigation

April will see a fun packed full month of family events at the David Livingstone Birthplace, Blantyre, kicking off this weekend with the ‘Science of Navigation’. Discover how people in Victorian times travelled all over the world, without google maps! In this object handling session led by the learning team, staff will have all sorts […]