The grant will allow the trust which runs the David Livingstone Centre in Blantyre to take forward a bid for £3. The museum is located around the house where Livingstone was born in
The grant will allow the trust which runs the David Livingstone Centre in Blantyre to take forward a bid for £3. Trustees hope a revamp will "reawaken interest" in Livingstone's story and boost visitor numbers.
The museum is located around the house where Livingstone was born in After qualifying as a doctor, dating în malawi blantyre became a missionary and explorer in Africa where he fought to end slavery, especially in Malawi. Lion attack Dr Livingstone was the first European to see the waterfall in southern Africa he named the Victoria Falls.
He was also mauled by a lion during his time in Africa.
He went missing on his final expedition, searching for the source of the Nile, and was tracked down five years later by the reporter Henry Stanley who greeted him with the famous words: "Dr Livingstone, I presume". Livingstone died in in Zambia from malaria and internal bleeding caused by dysentery.
Trust chair, Dr Isabel Bruce, said: "David Livingstone was a remarkable man who lived his life of education, exploration and missionary endeavour to the full, and is warmly known by many Africans as a visionary because of his views on their potential for self-development and his respect for their human rights.
Colin McLean, head of the Heritage Lottery Fund in Scotland, said the plan would "put David Livingstone's birthplace on the world's stage as a tourist destination and valuable education resource".