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During 2016 and 2017 an exciting redevelopment is taking place at the David Livingstone Centre, turning the birthplace of the famous missionary and explorer into a truly world-class museum. Until it reopens a temporary exhibition is available to view in our visitor centre, and our beautiful grounds will be staying open for visitors to enjoy. Our regular events programme will continue, with details available on the website.

There are storeys of stories about David Livingstone, the famous Scottish explorer and missionary, in this birthplace museum of his life and work.

Housed in Shuttle Row, a tenement which the Livingstones shared with 23 other families, this historic attraction is packed with items relating to his explorations in Africa. These include journals, letters and navigational equipment, as well as dioramas of significant events in his travels.

It also gives a fascinating insight into the living and working conditions of 19th-century Scotland.

Set in parkland and gardens overlooking the River Clyde, there are plenty of picturesque woodland walks in the area including along the Clyde Walkway to Bothwell Castle, making it the perfect place for a family day out.


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Opening times & Prices

25 Nov
  • Museum: Closed
  • Café: 12.00 - 16.00
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  • Member: FREE
  • Adult: £6.50
  • Family: £16.50
  • 1 Parent: £11.50
  • Concession: £5.00

Gradings & Awards

  • The Green Tourism Award - Silver
  • Scottish Tourist Board - 3 Star