Tag: david livingstone birthplace

Museum Temporary Closure

Due to further installation at the David Livingstone Birthplace, the museum at Station Road, Blantyre will be closed from the 8th to the 11th November 2021. On reopening (from Friday 12th November 2021), the opening hours will be: 10am till 4pm (last admission 3pm) Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. These are the Winter 2021 hours. Please […]

Family Fun Day

The David Livingstone Birthplace is saying goodbye to August with a day full of play, crafts, and outdoor activities.  This Saturday 28th August 2021 , from 11am until 4pm, they’ll be outdoor games and races, arts & crafts, face painting, and LOADS MORE!  The weather forecast looks amazing, so don’t miss out. Drop into Livingstone’s […]

Storytime at David Livingstone Birthplace

Summer fun family activities continue at the David Livingstone Birthplace tomorrow with storytime! Join David Livingstone Birthplace staff at 1pm until 3pm for an afternoon of storytelling and a facilitated workshop with Ben Mali Macfadyen. Ben will be exploring the relationship with nature through his own storytelling and will guide families to create their own […]

David Livingstone Birthplace Opens Today!

Today (Wed 28 July) David Livingstone Birthplace reopens its doors after four years, following a £9.1m regeneration project made possible by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, Scottish Government, Historic Environment Scotland and South Lanarkshire Council. Home to the UK’s most famous Victorian explorer, missionary and abolitionist of the 19th century, the Birthplace Museum has been […]

David Livingstone Birthplace – Looking to opening

You may have heard by now that the David Livingstone Birthplace will open on 28th July 2021. Livingstone (1813-1873) was a Scottish physician and Christian missionary with the London Missionary Society. From his humble beginnings working at the Blantyre Works Mill, he became a life-long anti-slavery campaigner, abolitionist, and well-respected explorer in Southern and Central […]

David Livingstone Birthplace Reopening Date!

Exciting news today! The museum at Shuttle Row, which was birthplace to famous explorer, David Livingstone will re-open on 28th July 2021! Following a wonderful £9.1m renovation, the state of the art museum is now rebranded as David Livingstone Birthplace and will re-interpret his story for a new generation, telling his life-story from multiple perspectives, […]

Internal Fit-out Underway

With building work almost complete at the David Livingstone Birthplace, attention now turns towards the internal fit out of the inside of the building. This month has seen the arrival of ‘Elmwood’, to begin a 3 month fit out of the new look museum at Shuttle Row. As internal fit out contractors, Elmwood bring their […]