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Spring opening times: Fridays to Mondays from 11th February 2023.

Situated in Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, David Livingstone’s Birthplace can be reached easily by frequent trains or buses from Glasgow and many other towns.

Enjoy 2for1 entry when you arrive by train, bus (showing a valid ticket) or bike.

Cyclists welcome. National Cycle Route 74 passes the David Livingston Centre. Plan your cycle route here.

The Clyde Walkway – a 37-mile multi-user route that follows the River Clyde from the centre of Glasgow through Hamilton to Lanark – passes David Livingstone Birthplace.

Buy a Network First Day ticket for unlimited bus travel anywhere on First buses in Greater Glasgow for one day.

Scotrail have some great discounts if you’re travelling in a group of 3 or more, or with kids.

Local taxi companies include: Macs Cars 01698 891891, Maxi’s Taxis 01698 842525 and Wellman Cars 01698 891313.

Here’s some information on accessibility on buses and trains. And here’s information on accessibility at David Livingstone Birthplace.

About David Livingstone Birthplace

The museum’s stunning exhibition showcases Livingstone’s life, from his birth in Blantyre to his death in Zambia. Learn about the Scottish missionary, activist, and explorer, and travel with him from Scotland to Southern and Central Africa. Meet the people who played a pivotal part in Livingstone’s life and expeditions, before reflecting on his legacy.

The museum is set in acres of beautiful park land and includes nature trails, the Livingstone and Lion sculpture, and the exciting play park, inspired by Livingstone’s steamboat and his journeys down African rivers - children are encouraged to set sail!

The museum’s shop has a wide range of gifts inspired by Livingstone and Sub-Saharan Africa. Livingstone’s Café, which is open 7 days a week, offers hot and cold food and delicious cakes.

For any queries about visiting contact David Livingstone Birthplace on 0141 3753105 or info@dltrust.uk

Address: 165 Station Road, Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, G72 9BY. Visit Website