Dr Livingstone, I Presume?

Dr Livingstone, I Presume?

The exhibition, running from November 2012 to April 2013, celebrates the bicentenary of Livingstone’s birth, bringing a new focus to the man, the myth and his legacy.

Learn of Livingstone’s early home life in Blantyre, Scotland; his studies in medicine and divinity; how he became the first European to cross the African continent; and his efforts to abolish the slave trade, share his Christian beliefs and develop legitimate trading relationships in the countries through which he travelled.

New research, the museum’s spectacular African collections, and a collection of Livingstone’s personal possessions all help tell the story of the epic adventures and achievements that led to the rise of his celebrity in Victorian Britain.

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