David Livingstone Centre

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Scotland's most famous explorer and missionary was born here in 1813, in a single-roomed house in Shuttle Row - today a Grade A listed tenement.

It is now part of the museum that tells the story of Livingstone's explorations in Africa and is home to a wide range of his personal belongings and travel aids.

Find out how he grew from a lowly factory boy to become an African explorer and a hero of the Victorian age.

The museum also gives a fascinating insight into the harsh conditions endured by industrial workers in the 19th century.

2013 was David Livingstone’s bicentenary. Rediscover a man whose life and legacy has spanned continents.

Venue Type:

Museum, Historic house or home

Opening hours

1 Apr to 24 Dec, Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 12.30-5.

Admission charges

Adult £6
Family £16
Child (with 1 adult) - £5
1 parent family - 11
Concession £5

Collection details

Archives, Medicine, Personalities, Science and Technology, Social History, World Cultures

David Livingstone Centre
165 Station Road
South Lanarkshire
G72 9BT




01698 823140


01698 821424

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