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Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum

Andrew Carnegie House Moodie Street, Dunfermline KY12 7PL, Scotland
+44 1383 724302
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Amazing history of Andrew Carnegie and his philanthropy!!

Apart from the unique experience of seeing where this amazing man was actually born into this... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
New Westminster, Canada
Extremely interesting

The actual cottage where Carnegie spent his early years consists of 2 upstairs rooms and 2... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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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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Andrew Carnegie House Moodie Street, Dunfermline KY12 7PL, Scotland
+44 1383 724302
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Apart from the unique experience of seeing where this amazing man was actually born into this weaver's family, the historical documentation of his philanthropic practices, which are ongoing a 100 years after his death is truly amazing.

Thank Wineberry39
Reviewed 5 days ago

The actual cottage where Carnegie spent his early years consists of 2 upstairs rooms and 2 downstairs rooms. This property was shared by two families - each one living/sleeping/eating in an upstairs room. The downstairs was occupied by 4 huge looms. There is now one...More

Thank mccPreston
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent visit with lots of information on the man who became the richest man in the world. Good history of not just Andrew Carnegie but of the social climate in the early 19th century in Dunfermline. There is also good information on Carnegie's philanthropy that...More

Thank Iain S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really informative museum, never realised the range of influence Carnegie spread over the world. What really makes this museum though is it's friendly, enthusiastic and informative staff, notably Ronnie, an absolute pleasure!

Thank caitriona h
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is the house where Andrew Carnegie was born, staff were great and gave us a lot of info on how best to view, lots of interactive stuff to keep you interested

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I recently visited this museum after man years of meaning to, wish I had gone sooner. Based around the birthplace of Andrew Carnegie, a two roomed cottage, this small museum is a fantastic insight into the rags to riches story of this Fife philanthropist. The...More

Thank AlastairC66
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Carnegie made some shrewd decisions; He invested in information transfer using Morse Code that became the precursor to American Express. He also invested in Steel, recognizing that steel bridges would outlast wood. While born in a tiny house, he got fabulously rich. Even more important,...More

Thank Marguerite a
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Friendly and informative staff. Fasinating information provided in various formats. Interactive dislays to keep children interested. Onsite cafe for a coffee and bite to eat.

Thank Flossy67
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

If you are in Dunfermline and are visiting the Abbey and Palace then your next stop should be this museum. Walk down Monestary st. To St Margarets st. Turn right and less than 100yards down the street is the Carnegie museum. It has alot of...More

Thank berglas71
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The history of Andrew Carnegie is great to hear about. You can see the original accommodation of the family and read about how he made his money. It is very interesting for young and old alike. The only thing is anyone with difficulty climbing stairs...More

Thank ginag562016
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is this attraction suitable for wheelchair users. how much is entry? what are the opening times over easter? Thank you Mike Noon
20 March 2016|
Response from Ronnieamac |
Wheelchair access? Yes ! - and the Museum is free ! Also a wheelchair is available at the Carnegie Museum for use by anyone with mobility problems. Enjoy your visit.