David Livingstone Centre

David Livingstone Centre
165 Station Road
South Lanarkshire
G72 9BT




01698 823140


01698 821424

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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 is David Livingstone’s bicentenary. Join us in rediscovering a man whose life and legacy has spanned continents at David Livingstone 200. Find out about the worldwide events being held in celebration of this extraordinary man’s life. Click here to visit our David Livingstone 200 web pages.

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

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Trading Fair, Do You Care?

  • 16 May 2014 11am-2pm

Explorer, adventurer, reformer. David Livingstone was a man of action - and now is YOUR chance to change things for the better! Driven by a passion to improve the lives of others, we'll show you Dr Livingstone's amazing contribution to Fair Trade as well as Scotland’s contemporary Fair Trade links with Africa. Whether you are an individual, couple or family, spread the word and bring along representives from your church, school, business or commmunity. You are invited to taste our tempting treat of a Fair Trade buffet lunch and we'll be putting the case for why Blantyre should become a Fair Trade Town. Let's create fair trade for all!


Donations welcome