Tag: museum

Museum’s Schools Programme

David Livingstone Birthplace’s exciting schools programme takes pupils on an adventure around the museum, learning about the multi-layered histories linked to the famous Scot.  Through the lens of David Livingstone, the museum’s schools programme teaches pupils all about the life and history surrounding the famous Scot. Each school group will explore Livingstone’s story and learn […]

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 […]

Museum Re-opening Daily

From Thursday 31st March, the popular David Livingstone Birthplace Museum will once again be open daily. Opening hour will be between 10:00am – 16:00. The reimagined exhibition tells the story of Livingstone’s life, from birth to death. The aim is to give a balanced summary of Livingstone’s life, whilst also highlighting the stories of those who […]

David Livingstone Birthplace Opens Doors

A BIG day for Blantyre! After being closed for several years, the wait was finally over as David Livingstone Birthplace finally re-opened! The public once again has access to Shuttle Row, the building David Livingstone was born in. Funds of £9.1m was spent on the amazing museum renovation and doors re-opened again today, Wednesday 28th […]

Birthplace Project – An update

This evening on Wednesday 2nd May 2018, around 50 members of the public met at the Africa Pavilions at David Livingstone Centre to hear the Centre’s plans for the renovated Museum and Grounds. Following teas and coffees graciously provided by volunteers, an interesting hour long meeting was held by staff, providing a wealth of information […]

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 […]