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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 20 acres of 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.
Did you know?

Shuttle Row was converted into a museum in 1929, but the National Trust of Scotland only took over in 1999.

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Opening times

1st Apr- 24 Dec. Mon-Sat 10-5 & Sunday 12.30-5pm (last entry to museum 4pm)

Café opening hours: Monday- Friday: 11.30-2.30, Saturday 11.30-3, Sunday 12.30-4


Tel. 0844 493 2207

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