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Why has the NTS not put up a closed sign at the gate and on their web site. It was a down right disgrace the state of the gardens and fences over a steep drop. If I could Gardens run down broken fences over steep drops. Not posted on website that it was closed. Who’s in charge…
Great Place To Learn About The History Of The Area. Makes for an ideal day out with family or friends. Would Highly Recommend It.
Love this wee place so much! Has always been a lovely place to learn about Blantyre and Scotland’s history.
Went for a trip down memory lane with my sister today and was absolutely appalled at the state of the place we knew and loved as children. Lovely sunny day and the place was closed. Not only the house, but the visitors centre was derelict, the fountain was covered over and the…
Response from Grant M, Manager at The David Livingstone Centre
Responded Aug 15, 2018
Hi Audrey Apologies for delay in getting back to you and sorry to hear that you had a disappointing experience in May at the Centre. I just wanted to let you know that following your visit we have commenced on a major refurbishment project, that will see the Museum, Café and retail spaces upgraded so that are fit for purpose and provide visitors with a welcoming, informative and enjoyable experience. You can keep up to date with our progress at our website https://www.david-livingstone-trust.org/ The site is no longer operated by National Trust for Scotland and the David Livingstone Trust have been successful in getting a £6.1 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Historic Environment Scotland and the Scottish Government which will allow us to ensure that the site is fit for purpose and for our visitors to enjoy. I do appreciate your comments and for the areas of the site which are accessible to the public (much of the site is now barriered off as the building works have commenced) we are looking to ensure these are maintained. I hope this provides some context and that you may be able to visit us in the future when the site works are complete. Thank you for taking time to provide your comments. Kind Regards David Livingstone Trust
Visited the centre last summer and it was all closed - no cafe - no gift shop - absolutely nothing. Went back today 7th May 2018 and again it was closed. Really disappointed - the whole place looks a bit tired which is such a shame as it is a beautiful spot and can't understand…