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.
The National Trust for Scotland operates the David Livingstone Centre on behalf of the Scottish National Memorial to David Livingstone Trust.
David Livingstone Centre has now closed for the 2016 season but we aren’t quite finished yet! Over the first three weekends of December, we’re running our annual ‘Elf & Safety Training’ workshops for a new generation of Santa’s little helpers. For details of times and ticket availability, please go to www.nts.org.uk/Events/David-Livingstone-Centre/Elf-and-Safety-Training/