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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
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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more info than i could read. staff (Ronnie) was very welcoming and knowledgeable. Loved the interactive parts however my favourite was the house and the old fireplace.

Reviewed May 21, 2016
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Reviewed May 21, 2016

more info than i could read. staff (Ronnie) was very welcoming and knowledgeable. Loved the interactive parts however my favourite was the house and the old fireplace.

1 Thank Christo C
Tauranga, New Zealand
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Reviewed May 9, 2016

Great reception lovely staff , his birthplace presented in a realistic way and the whole of his history from birth to his successes and his ongoing philanthropy. Great way to spend a little time learning about one of Dunfermlines greatest . Its free , but need a pound for the parking .

Thank Nigel B
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 27, 2016

Everone who grows up in Dunfermline hears the story of how Andrew Carnegie,born here in 1835,was always punished for climbing the walls into the Glen and vowed if he were ever rich,he would buy the Glen.As one of the world's richest men and one of the greatest philanthropists,he bought much else besides.Both Dunfermline and New York owe their Carnegie Hall... More 

5 Thank John L
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 25, 2016

Our visit here was with two of our granddaughters ages 4 & 7. They found it interesting as did we. There was also a small play area for the girls. The staff are very informative and all in all we found it very interesting learning all about Andrew Carnegie.

1 Thank Liz M
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 25, 2016

As the name suggests it's a museum dedicated to Andrew Carnegie. Well laid out with a diverse range of artefacts. Tells Andrew Carnegie's story very well. The staff are very helpful, escpescially with kids. I'd lived in the area for 35 years before I finally went in for the first time, have been back a couple of times since. Wee... More 

2 Thank WeLoveAlba
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 25, 2016

Took my 4 grandsons aged 9, 7, and two 5s. Welcome by guide Ronnie was so good. He immediately got rapport with boys and between him and the bunny hunt and the interactive displays we had a fun filled and stress-less hour and a half. Asking the children to write down what they found beside each bunny was very clever.... More 

2 Thank 276Angie47
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

Visited with friends from California, we were met with Ronnie who epitomised Scottish hospitality. One of our party was mobility impaired and Ronnie made her visit so memorable. The house and museum are well worth a visit and many paid attractions do not have this type of welcoming vibe. Free entry but well worth a donation to ensure these type... More 

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Reviewed March 31, 2016

A wonderful trip in history to see the humble beginnings of a great man .............the house has been lovely restored to give you an insight to where he was born. Dunfermline is steeped in history and one of the original, boy done good .Well worth a visit.

1 Thank raypoole
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 16, 2016

Everything you ever wanted to know about Andrew Carnegie and family, lots of information and artefacts, a small help yourself cafe and a childrens corner with interesting things to do. Very helpful staff member gave us a lovely welcome and a comprehensive explanation of how to get the best out of the exhibition. You will find the museum tucked away... More 

1 Thank Pauline T
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Reviewed March 15, 2016

Over the years, "Historic Scotland " have created an interesting historic landmark for tourists to visit and learn about Andrew Carnegie who was born and lived as a child in the house in the 19th century. His family were weavers and the house was a little factory as well as home. The house has several rooms which have gradually been... More 

2 Thank jane m

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