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Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum

Moodie Street, Dunfermline KY12 7PL, Scotland
+44 1383 724302
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Excellent Museum

This place was really worth a visit for me. It explains the life of Andrew Carnegie, from very... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

My husband and I have visited this museum previously and thoroughly enjoyed our tour. The layout in... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Sheila M
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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Please note that the museum is closed in winter. Special arrangements can be made for any groups wishing to visit the museum. Please contact the museum directly to arrange. Come along and discover the original birthplace cottage of Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919). Find out how Andrew, born a weaver’s son in Dunfermline, emigrated to America and became the richest man in the world, and one of the most generous philanthropists of all time. The Memorial Hall adjoining the cottage tells the story of Andrew Carnegie’s lasting legacy which includes internationally renowned landmarks such as the Carnegie Hall in New York, the Peace Palace in The Hague, over 2,800 public libraries around the globe, Mount Wilson Observatory in California, and, of course, the Diplodocus carnegii dinosaur! Open March-November Free admission, free parking, coach drop-off, disabled facilities, baby changing.
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Moodie Street, Dunfermline KY12 7PL, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was really worth a visit for me. It explains the life of Andrew Carnegie, from very humble beginnings as a weaver's son in Dunfermline to becoming the richest man in the world. There is a lot to read but it is quite easy...More

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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

My husband and I have visited this museum previously and thoroughly enjoyed our tour. The layout in the old dwelling of the Carnegie family is excellent and the information is superb. The downstairs area is fascinating and we spent a superb afternoon reading all the...More

Thank Sheila M
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Wonderful historical site showing the life and times of the philanthropist's early life. Suitable for visits by young and old. Staff on hand to guide but not to intrude as you learn about this great man without whom our world would be culturally much poorer....More

Thank thomasfamily64
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

I had heard of Andrew Carnegie...can we say Carnegie Hall...but I had no idea he was from Scotland and didn’t know we have been mispronouncing his last name hahaha...we have. This museum is a must see and a hidden gem, located in what is probably...More

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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Had a really interesting visit here last weekend. We didn't know very much about Andrew Carnegie and his legacy before visiting but what an interesting life he had. Also interesting to see where he was born and spent his early years, and information around the...More

Thank Jules75_13
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Only a five minute walk from the historic abbey the birthplace and adjoining museum are humbling and inspiring. Andrew, born in the humble weavers cottage emigrated to the USA age 12 with his family . Starting with nothing in his time he became the richest...More

Thank LeslieJM
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Rare is the museum that not only informs and entertains, but also move you almost to tears with the treatment of its subject. I didn't know much about Andrew Carnegie when I came here, but I left a wiser man and that's no small feat....More

Thank Jon G
Reviewed 3 October 2017

It was great to go back and visit the museum as the last time I was there would be when I was a kid of about 8 years-old. What promted the visit was being there with my partner who had never been to dunfermline and...More

Thank mrsinky1966
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Incredible to see the humble beginnings of this great man who was a self made millionaire and at one point the richest man in the world. But he decided to do good with his wealth and helped so many people and the endowments he left...More

Thank csarchibald
Reviewed 2 September 2017

The old.cottage is really well displayed and tells us a lot about life in the 1800s. The museum is crammed full of interesting displays about Carnegies life, and the economic rise of the USA. The member of staff that we met was very friendly and...More

Thank Geo47
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20 March 2016|
Response from Ronnieamac |
Wheelchair access? Yes ! - and the Museum is free ! Also a wheelchair is available at the Carnegie Museum for use by anyone with mobility problems. Enjoy your visit.