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Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum

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Address: Andrew Carnegie House Moodie Street, Dunfermline KY12 7PL, Scotland
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+44 1383 724302
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 14:00 - 17:00
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Come along and discover the original birthplace cottage of Andrew Carnegie...

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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Brilliant museum

Very well laid out museum, lots of exhibits telling Andrew Carnagie's story. Really great to see the house he was born in. Very friendly lady at reception. A visit not to be... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Linda B
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Glasgow
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Glasgow
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well laid out museum, lots of exhibits telling Andrew Carnagie's story. Really great to see the house he was born in. Very friendly lady at reception. A visit not to be missed if visiting Dunfermline.

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Thank Linda B
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time with my family at the Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum. Ronnie was a fantastic guide who was very informed and told us a lot about Andrew Carnegie that I didn't know! Very worthwhile and interesting visit!

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Thank amyyy717
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Full story of Andrew Carnage what he did in his life time and what he left for the people of Dunfermline and why he did for the rest of the world.

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Thank Donna M
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

A truly fantastic museum outlining the complete life and times of the famous Andrew Carnegie. The museum is stacked full of information of his family from his time with parents in Dunfermline to the heights of his industrial powerhouse life within USA.

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Thank frank w
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

We've only visited here once and it was interesting to visit all the rooms and see how things were for a young Andrew Carnegie. We brought along an English friend with us who was interested to visit here. There were plenty of explanatory notices of information to read but the fault that we found on the day we were there... More 

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Thank Marionhas4
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

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 information is comprehensive and accessible. There is a grit shop and a simple cafe. Well worth a visit.

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Thank livingloved54
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

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 knowledgeable about the great man. Amazing rags to riches story of one of Scotland's greatest son's. A must visit, well recommended.

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Thank Peter M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

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. The richest man in the world at his time. They say that the equivalent of his wealth today would be equal to that of Warren Buffet and... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This museum has two parts- the birthplace cottage, with furniture and weaving loom and a good introduction to the life of Victorian weavers into which Andrew Carnegie was born, and then a main hall in which various displays show his life in America, the making of his fortune and how his philanthropy spread across the world. I found the latter... More 

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Thank Janet N
Elgin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We visited on a rainy morning during the October holidays. This is a very impressive and well resourced museum. There's plenty for kids to see, do and play, and the curator made a big fuss of ours. We spent a very interesting and informative hour and could easily have spent longer, but as its free entry you could easily dip... More 

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