Tag: david livingstone centre

Tableaux Conservation Programme

A group of precious polychromatic plaster tableaux depicting David Livingstone’s historic journey to Africa have been painstakingly restored as part of a £6.1million project to transform the Scottish explorer’s birthplace, due to re-open to the public in 2020. The tableaux, created by prominent 20th Century British sculptor Charles d’Orville Pilkington Jackson in the 1920s, were […]

Community Volunteers Required

The David Livingstone Birthplace explores the local community for volunteers The David Livingstone Birthplace Project, home to the history of Scotland’s famous explorer David Livingstone, has announced that it is exploring the local community for a series of new volunteer positions in the run up to its planned re-opening next Summer.  The project, which is […]

Exclusive: Spooky Success at local Museum

Lanarkshire Paranormal enjoyed a successful evening investigating Shuttle Row and David Livingstone Centre. A good time was had by all 23 people who turned up for the event which lasted from 9pm until 3am on Saturday 29th August 2015. Janice Murdoch-Richards told us, “Everyone really enjoyed themselves, lots of dark shadows were seen in various […]

Exclusive: Closure of Museum at Blantyre

Shuttle Row, the main building of the David Livingstone museum, will close at the end of September for a long awaited redevelopment. Over the next two years essential repairs will be made to the structure and fabric of the building, ensuring its continued survival. New displays and exhibitions will aim to bring the story of […]

Something bad, something good

Bad news first: Unfortunately the staff at David Livingstone Centre have had to cancel the zipwire planned for August 29th. It’s a pity as many people were really looking forward to it – maybe next year! Now the Good news: The National Trust will still be having an amazing weekend planned for us all on […]

Teddy Bear Commando Training

Kids are set to have a fun day out this Saturday, 1st August 2015 at David Livingstone Centre. From 11am until 4pm, help your teddy through our obstacle course and crafty challenges, and when they’ve completed all their training it’s time for the big parachute jump! Suitable for ages 3-8. Please bring your own teddy (although […]