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David Livingston Centre


The David Livingstone Centre is a biographical museum dedicated to the life and work of the explorer and missionary David Livingstone. The Centre is operated by the National Trust for Scotland and is housed in a category A listed building, It is located in the former mill buildings which once housed 24 families including Livingstone's, and where he was born on 19 March 1813. The Centre depicts Livingstone's life from his early childhood working in the mill, to his African adventures. These are illustrated with the aid of various pieces of his navigational and medical equipment, interspersed with African artefacts.

Lord Cultural Resources was commissioned to develop a Master Plan to redevelop the David Livingstone Centre as a sustainable, relevant and engaging destination. Our team developed a plan that identified a strong mission to take the Center into the 21st century and options for sustainable development and management of the site; forms the foundation of subsequent design briefs; and informs subsequent business planning. The plan will consider carefully how to maximize on the relationship between the site and its surrounding communities, as well as the increased global interest in David Livingstone and his impact for Livingstone’s 2013 bicentenary.