25th May 2021
David Livingstone Birthplace to reopen this summer following a major regeneration plan

The Museum which is home to one of Scotland’s most famous explorers will reopen this summer following a major regeneration of the museum and its grounds funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Scottish Government and Historic Environment Scotland.

The David Livingstone Birthplace will open with a new exhibition and reinterpretation of Livingstone’s story, including the role of his family and the African friends and associates who supported him on his expeditions.

Livingstone (1813-1873) is one of the UK’s most famous Victorian explorers. From humble beginnings working at the Blantyre Mill Works, he became a prominent anti-slavery campaigner, abolitionist and missionary and spent much of his life traversing the African continent. The Museum will present the 21st century legacy of Livingstone’s story, told from multiple perspectives and contextualised within the story of Scotland’s role in slavery and colonialism.

Image Credit: David Livingstone Birthplace Exterior © Iain Douglas. Courtesy of the David Livingstone Birthplace.