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Pittencrieff House Museum

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Address: Pittencrieff Park, Dunfermline KY12 8QH, Scotland
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+44 1383 722935
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Very interesting,lots of good facts,pity the children weren't better behaved,would have made it much more pleasant.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
fi0naandandrew
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Fife, United Kingdom
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Fife, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting,lots of good facts,pity the children weren't better behaved,would have made it much more pleasant.

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The park is probably dunfermline's greatest assets. The museum could also be so amazing if they opened the top floors, but sadly that isn't the case. We dropped in whilst on a walk around the park. Fine for what it is, but with a bit more effort, and maybe not a lot of cash it could be amazing as it's... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

good work put in to museum to give a clear understanding of the area. Adjoining the park which is also amazing.

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Thank Ann N
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 302 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Dropped in and was disappointed at the layout Aimed primarily at children I was not impressed by what was on offer the 2 upper floors were closed with only the ground floor open .The exhibits looked tired ,I would hope that when the new library museum is opened this place will benefit from some of the overflow

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Thank craigluscar
Rosyth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Nice and small museum located in the old building in the huge Pittencrieff park in the centre of Dunfermline. The museum is small and nice, well kept. You can find 2 lovely ladies ready to give u some info about the museum and the place. It is interesting to discover something more about the place and the history of the... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is a very small museum located in the Laird's House of 1635.It was in 1903 that Steel Magnate Andrew Carnegie donated the Glen to the people of Dunfermline.It is said this had been his life's ambition, having been punished so often,as a child,for climbing over the walls!The small museum has some old photos and Natural History telling of the... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

I thought we might be able to look around the house but it is just two areas on the ground floor - a display of old photos and a children's nature area. Not a patch on the nearby Carnegie Birthplace Museum

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Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Visited the museum yesterday with grandchildren who very much enjoyed hunting for 'hidden' items and trying brass rubbings. Although small the museum has a fair amount of information about Dunfermline and Andrew Carnegie and a lot of effort has been made to encourage children of all ages to explore the exhibits. We will certainly visit again to try some of... More 

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Edinburgh Scotland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Sorry but, whilst being an impressive building, the museum fell short of anticipated content. I would like to think that, without vast investment, this can be made into a much more interesting museum and place for visitors.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Visited the museum today with my 5 year old daughter as I have done on many occasions. A nice sunny day and my daughter asked if we could buy a glider the same flimsy things i remember from my childhood. Today however i decided rather than the small one we would buy the larger one at a cost of £1.70.... More 

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