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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 award winner local history large windows well worth a visit lovely lunch in the cafe gardens are lovely excellent place to visit modern structure balcony overlooking art exhibition museum includes reading room outside area cakes coffee shop
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This new museum is fresh and fascinating. It covers the local history in a sympathetic and easy to understand fashion....it's beautifully presented with great audio at each presentation.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank knnpatris
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoy the library and gallery exhibitions with award winning architectural design and with great views of the Abbey and ancient graveyard through well positioned windows.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Allan H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Make time to visit the beautiful Carnegie library (best building in Scotland award winner). It's a superb blend of old and new and overlooks the cathedral (when lit up at night its is lovely). Like a good many smaller galleries/museums it really has a great...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Fargo2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is well designed and gave us an excellent overview of the history of this area. The library looks to be modern and well equipped to serve the community. It is a nice facility, with the added historical significance of being the very first...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank JaneM4606
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

visited a few times and it still feels sparce as a museum, i think they could have put more in but i guess one side of this building it still remains a library i think the cost of putting this together may have been better...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank barry c
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

Spanned well between two grandparents two parents and 4 children between ages 9 months and 8 years. Dressing up. Touch screen games. Short films and a mini maze you could easily see over. Fun afternoon for all.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Karen B
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Two girls aged 11 and 9, they love wandering around the museum. Great little place to kill an hour or so.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DaddyMac1107
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely building, cafe with very good choice of light meals and cakes, displays are fun for all ages. The building extends Carnegie's first library in a sensitive and interesting way. Recommend you visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Fiferto
Reviewed 14 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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