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Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum, Dunfermline
(4.9/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
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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  • I've been to the museum a number of times including bringing school groups. . There is no entry charge. It's great to get the story behind this impiortant figure in Dunfermline's history. The informat...  more »
  • Recently visited the birthplace of the great philanthropist Andrew Carnegie as we were staying in Dunfermline, great day out which we all enjoyed. Admission is free and staff are very friendly and kno...  more »
  • Very interesting museum about a remarkable man. I found out many interesting facts about Andrew Carnegie. He married late in life, bought Skibo Castle as his holiday home for his visits to Scotland. T...  more »
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  • Hidden gem. Must visit.
  • Really interesting to hear about the history of Andrew Carnegie and the old town of Dunfermline.
  • 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.