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Review of Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum

Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum
Ranked #3 of 48 things to do in Dunfermline
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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! Open March-November Free admission, free parking, coach drop-off, disabled facilities, baby changing.
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The Kindness of Strangers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2013

I stumbled into the Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum yesterday in some distress. I had been caught out in the sun, I hadn't had enough to eat and was shaky and short of breath. A lovely man called Ronnie took me in and calmed me down, gave me the best cup of tea I've ever had and made me eat until I felt better. All this whilst telling me about Andrew Carnegie, dealing with a steady stream of other visitors to the site and giving out refreshments. I just wanted to thank Ronnie for his warmth and kindness and for really helping me yesterday in my hour of need.

Visited May 2013
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English first
Stirling, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Very interesting place,with a few surprises”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

Lovely, and not what we expected,better in fact. something for all ages and interests. Jonathan was a delight .

Visited April 2013
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CHESTERFIELD
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476 reviews
147 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“History lesson”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2013

Didnt know too much about Andrew Carnegie, but left highly impressed by the life of the man which is excellently told and documented by this museum.
A well thought out and informative attraction, with helpful friendly staff to assist too

Visited August 2012
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Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania
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379 reviews
160 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
“A real education.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

The museum not only covers Carnegie's life in Scotland, but it goes into great detail about his life in America in the modern visitor center that is part of this museum. Free admission! Great place to visit.

Visited March 2013
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“I learned so much.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2013

This museum tells the story of Andrew Carnegie and how he made his fortune.. Also what he did with it and how his money is still helping people today. Exhibits change and there is free parking.

Visited May 2012
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