Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum, Dunfermline

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Andrew Carnegie was a weaver's son who became the richest man in the world and gave his wealth away for the benefit of mankind. The birthplace of modern philanthropy, the museum tells his inspiring story which is still relevant today.

With colourful graphics, interactive displays, weaving demonstrations, temporary exhibitions, education programme, children's activities, delightful cafe, shop and garden and unique events space, the museum has something for everyone.

Find us also on Twitter: @carnegiemuseum

and Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/carnegiemuseum/

The Museum is closed until 1 March 2014.

However, special arrangements can be made for any groups wishing to visit the museum in winter. Please phone or e-mail the Museum for details
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  • August 16, 2017
    Great wee place! Loads of things I hadn't known about Andrew Carnegie/Dunfermline/USA history. Free Admission (remember to pay at machine for parking tho!) and the member of staff was lovely, friendly...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Very interesting history of Andrew Carnegie. I enjoyed my visit there very much and learnt things about AC I had never known before  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Spent an extremely interesting afternoon looking around the Museum and hearing about Andrew Carnegie. Displays excellently laid out and informative. Staff friendly, helpful and knowlegable. Well done....  more »
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  • Being from Pittsburgh this was a must to visit. The museum staff is very friendly & knowledgeable, and the museum showcases a lot of Carnegies gifts and personal objects.
  • I visited in August 2015. The museum was absolutely fantastic! It shown how Scotland turned a poor young man into a rich hero over in the USA.
  • Historic and informative. Brilliant to visit with the kids to broaden their knowledge
  • I found this a real surprise. I wandered in expecting a small, dry, local museum and was met with fascinating displays, interactive adventures and even Muppets. The first part of the museum is Andrew Carnegie's childhood home and lays out the story of how he came to go from a Dunfermline weaver's cottage to the USA and the larger hall gives the story of his rise to success and his legacy. I expected to spend perhaps fifteen minutes and stayed for over an hour and I fully intend to go back because I'm sure there are things I missed.
  • Really interesting to hear about the history of Andrew Carnegie and the old town of Dunfermline.

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