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Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum, Dunfermline

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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4.8/5 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.

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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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  • Andrew Carneigie was a truly amazing man who did amazing work to help so many people. His legacy still continues to help people today. It is wonderful that that have this museum to honour him in his h...  read more »
  • This is a very interesting museum. Andrew Carnegie's birthplace is well-preserved and informative. The museum is more interesting than I thought it would be. I particularly enjoyed the letters written...  read more »
  • Not advertised enough. It's a real treasure, fantastic informative and interesting. What a gem. Birthplace as well as the museum, must see especially for American visitors. 
  • 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.
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