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Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum

Moodie Street, Dunfermline KY12 7PL, Scotland
+44 1383 724302
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Interesting wee museum, knoweldgable staff

Interesting small museum with lots of information about Carnegie who was born in Dunfermline - his... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2018
sparkly273
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Visit whist on a cruise ship.

We were on a cruise ship which came into Rosyth in Scotland during December. We decided to head... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2017
steve p
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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!
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Moodie Street, Dunfermline KY12 7PL, Scotland
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

Interesting small museum with lots of information about Carnegie who was born in Dunfermline - his birthplace house is attached to the modern wing of the museum. There is a children's trail, staff are great, children's events are good and the painting of Carnegie has...More

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Kirke K, General Manager at Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit! We are expanding our offer of children's activities this winter as well as refreshing some of our displays, so we hope to see you again once we reopen in March.

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Reviewed 27 December 2017

We were on a cruise ship which came into Rosyth in Scotland during December. We decided to head for Dunfermiline ,good choice as the town is a great place to visit,we also were very fortunate that firstly a local group (Cruise Forth -Look them up...More

Thank steve p
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Kirke K, General Manager at Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Thank you for your lovely feedback. It was so nice to meet you all! I have also passed your message on to Peter who runs Cruise Forth.

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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Fascinating museum - I learned so much about Carnegie that I didn’t know! The exhibits provide a lot of information and have been well curated. Definitely worth a visit!

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Kirke K, General Manager at Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Dear Amy, I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit! I hope to see you back here soon again.

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Reviewed 25 November 2017

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 9 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
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Reviewed 1 November 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

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Reviewed 28 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 20 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

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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

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Reviewed 4 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
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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.
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