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  • Shuttle Row, the birthplace of the explorer David Livingstone
    Shuttle Row, the birthplace of the explorer David Livingstone© The National Trust for Scotland
  • The sculpture of David Livingstone being attacked by a lion
    The sculpture of David Livingstone being attacked by a lion© The National Trust for Scotland
  • In 1858 Livingstone set out on his exploration up the Zambezi River
    In 1858 Livingstone set out on his exploration up the Zambezi River© The National Trust for Scotland
  • The grounds feature the World Fountain Sculpture
    The grounds feature the World Fountain Sculpture© The National Trust for Scotland
  • Images depict Livingstone's missionary work in Africa
    Images depict Livingstone's missionary work in Africa© The National Trust for Scotland

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

31 Jul
  • Museum: 10.00 - 17.00
  • Last entry: 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

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