David Livingstone Centre

 

Surrounded by parkland and nestling on the banks of the Clyde at Blantyre stands the birthplace of Scotland's most celebrated explorer and missionary.  This 18th century building, which once housed 24 families, has been transformed into an exciting and lively award winning museum.  It depicts Livingstones life from his early childhood working in the cotton mills of Blantyre to his African adventures.  These are dramatically illustrated with the aid of various pieces of his navigational and medical equipment, interspersed with African artifacts.

 

One of the focal points of the centre is the 'single-end' in which Livingstone was born, containing many of the original furnishings of the time.

 

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