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.

 


National Trust for Scotland, Cashmere Scarf

National Trust for Scotland, Cashmere Scarf

Luxurious cashmere scarf featuring the new National Trust for Scotland tartan. The exclusive tartan was designed with Johnstons of Elgin and made in Scotland. 100% cashmere. …

National Trust for Scotland, Cashmere Scarf£45.00
 

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Opening times & Prices

21 Dec
  • Museum: 11.00 - 17.00
  • Café: 13.00 - 16.00
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Prices
  • 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

5 day weather forecast

  • Sun 21/12 : Moderate rain 10°C 10°C 21/12
  • Mon 22/12 : Light rain 10°C 10°C 22/12
  • Tue 23/12 : Moderate rain 6°C 6°C 23/12
  • Wed 24/12 : Patchy rain nearby 4°C 4°C 24/12
  • Thu 25/12 : Sunny 4°C 4°C 25/12