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Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries

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Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries (DCL&G) offers a new museum, gallery spaces, cafe, shop and reading rooms all adjoining the world's first Carnegie Library now reopened to the public. Edinburgh Architecture Association Building of the Year...more
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Central Library 1-7 Abbot Street, Dunfermline KY12 7NL, Scotland
+44 1383 602302
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All reviews new building glasgow boys large windows local history well worth a visit lovely lunch in the cafe gardens are lovely modern structure balcony overlooking art exhibition museum includes reading room abbots house fantastic building family history great addition great museum
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Another place in Dunfermline connected to our most famous son. The newish Carnegie library and museum is in contrast to the other buildings in the town centre. The outside area is very well maintained and there is lovely views over to the Abbey. Lots of...More

Thank Fiferto
Reviewed 3 days ago

There is a library & a museum. Exhibitions & a coffee shop. So pleased to see part of the original libraty incorperated into this new build. Disabled access is good.

Thank Beanielou62
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent place to visit, there are always interesting displays in the galleries. The shop is very good with a good selection of goods to buy and a local history book section. The cafe serves wonderful food and has lovely views.

Thank Mrs Linda L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A big and well organized library. The most wonderful parts are the Children books and the souvenir shop. You can spend hours of silent reading there and searching for whatever interests you. You could have a light lunch and coffee too.

Thank kamodra
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spend a very nice hour in the Galleries, which was very interesting for anyone who lived in the area over the past 60 years or so. Particularly interesting was the expose of the silk factory, which produced the silk for the wedding dress of Queen...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

A visit to Dunfermline Library is a must. Newly refurbished modern bright with everything a library can offer. Exhibitions Public computers and ofcourse a fabulously stocked library. The staff are so helpful and friendly. Heaven Sent cafe is a lovely relaxing place to meet. You...More

Thank Rita W
Reviewed 28 August 2018

In the heart of Dunfermline is this lovely building It's both library and Museum with exhibitions and talks The cafe has delicious food and an amazing view of the centuries old Abbey resting place of King Robert the Bruce

Thank maggieb542017
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Very helpful staff. Great ambience and lovely café! This library has just been newly refurbished and is ideally located in the city centre of Dunfermline, not far from Dunfermline Abbey and next door to Abbots House. There is access to computers, a quiet room for...More

Thank Maria R
Reviewed 20 August 2018

This is the original Carnegie Library with some new updates which blend in quite well. It was so fun to walk into his first library and see the blueprint for the hundreds Mr. Carnegie donated through out his life. Great museums upstairs, lots of reading...More

Thank Rollie J
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Brilliant addition to Dunfermline. :) it’s my local spot and full of local and national information and displays.

Thank Jenny A
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