The David Livingstone Trust

Charity registered in Scotland SC015490

To acquire by purchase, fee or otherwise the tenements in Blantyre, in the County of Lanark, containing the house in which David Livingstone, the Missionary and Explorer, was born or had his home as a child, together with an adjacent heritable property comprising the house and grounds known as Blantyre Lodge, and to hold, manage and administer the said properties as a Scottish National Memorial of David Livingstone, his life and achievements.


Current opportunities

• To sell and promote retail products in the David Livingstone Birthplace Shop (EPOS). • To merchandise products. • Talking to visitors. • Collecting feedback from visitors. • To manage and monitor cash transactions. • To help with the cleaning of the shop (particularly at the end of the day) - e.g. brushing and mopping the floor.

To Invigilate the museum space, operate the reception desk and sell museum tickets to visitors. You'll provide information about the exhibition and activities, talk to visitors and answer any queries (in person, online and over the phone) Collect feedback from visitors. You should have an interest in David Livingstone’s story and an interest in bringing history to life and sharing stories.

Following a four-year refurbishment, we opened our brand-new museum exhibition, shop, and café in July 2021. This is an exciting time to join us as we welcome visitors into the new museum for the 2022 season. The gardening volunteers are a friendly team of volunteers who work all year round to maintain the extensive gardens around the David Livingstone Birthplace. They play an important role in making the grounds accessible, attractive, and enjoyable for the wide range of people that visit the grounds. Key activities include grass cutting, weeding, hedge trimming, tidying the grounds, planting, and leaf clearance.

Following a four-year refurbishment, David Livingstone Birthplace has opened our brand-new museum exhibition, shop, and café in July 2021. This is an exciting time to join us as we welcome visitors into the new museum for the 2022 season. We are looking for enthusiastic Visitor Experience Volunteers to join our Visitor Experience team. This is a vital role in supporting the museum and interacting with the public as the face of the David Livingstone Birthplace. The Visitor Experience Volunteers will greet visitors and engage with them in a friendly and informative manner to ensure that they have an enjoyable experience. We are particularly looking for Visitor Experience Volunteers that are excited about greeting visitors and selling tickets at the Welcome Desk. This is an important task as you will be the first point of contact for all visitors at the beginning of their journey around the museum. Full training will be given for Welcome Desk duties and volunteers will work closely with staff.