THE Scottish Maritime Museum is on a mission to help everyone have fun learning about the Victorian missionary and explorer David Livingstone.

The David Livingstone Trust’s free touring pop-up exhibition ‘David Livingstone Birthplace: Millboy to Victorian Icon’ has arrived at the Museum’s Boat Shop on Harbour Street, Irvine, where it will show until Friday, August 30.

The exhibition tells the story of the famous Scottish Victorian explorer, from his humble beginnings in a cotton mill on the River Clyde to his efforts to abolish the East African slave trade.

Throughout his relatively short life (1813- 1873), Dr Livingstone was an inspiring figure, advocating for human rights and developing international friendships that are still strong today.

Visitors can also enjoy interactive activities and have fun at the ‘selfie wall’ as they inser t themselves Forest Gump style into famous occasions in Livingstone’s life including the jaw dropping moment he was attacked by a lion during his first outpost at Mabotsa in 1844.

The pop-up has been created by the David Livingstone Trust to keep the public informed, entertained and engaged with Dr Livingstone’s story whilst the David Livingstone Centre in Blantyre is closed for a multimilli o n p o u n d refurbishment.

The David Livingstone Birthplace Pop Up: Millboy to Victorian Icon is on show in the Scottish Maritime Museum’s Boatshop, which is housed in the same building as Puffers Café