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“Great little museum”

Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum
Ranked #4 of 68 things to do in Dunfermline
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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!
Reviewed February 10, 2013

Everything you didn't know about Andrew Carnegie and more. Recorded commentary by the legendary Dr John Cairney. Ask for Ronnie MacEachen to be your volunteer guide, if he's on duty - amazing guy, friendly & knowledgeable.

Thank Richard L
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Reviewed February 6, 2013

Nice little cottage with a brilliant story and history to it. Still has original features from when Andrew Carnegie stayed there.

Thank Alan G
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

A great way to spend a wet afternoon, very informative. To see where this great philanthropist began hose humble life is very moving. Have a nice cup of coffee to complete the visit.

Thank TRalphT
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

Brilliant setting now for this Museum - used to be more like a library but now very user friendly with lots of information on the man himself

Thank dodonthetrains
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

Visited after a guided walk of the town last New Year. Have lived in Dunfermline for a number of years now and often walk past but hadn't actually gone in. It was much bigger and much more interesting than I'd expected. Very friendly staff and lots to see and learn about in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. Definitely worth a visit.

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