David Livingstone Centre

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

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Opening times:

Grounds are open all year round, daily. The Visitor Centre is open from 1 April to 1 October, Friday – Monday, 11am – 4pm (last entry 3:15pm)

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.

Find Out More

  • The National Trust of Scotland
  • Visit Scotland
  • Undiscovered Scotland

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