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“Well worth a visit”

Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum
Ranked #4 of 53 things to do in Dunfermline
Certificate of Excellence
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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
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed 31 July 2014

My friend and our 4 children were warmly greeted upon arrival by Ronnie who immediately set the children a task, which successfully captured their attention. The museum is well laid out with the small cottage where Andrew Carnegie was born, and larger area full to the brim with information presented in different forms. There is a refreshment area, and toilets. Free admittance and parking right outside makes this a great place to visit with or without children.

Visited July 2014
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Lincoln, California
Level 5 Contributor
40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Historic Home”
Reviewed 30 July 2014

this museum was very interesting, and being from the USA I learned how to correctly pronounce the name properly. Highly recommend.

Visited July 2014
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“Andrew Carnegies Birth Place”
Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

Highly recommend a day out in Dunfermline with kids for free. Carnegie's birth place really interesting. Get Ronnie the guide to explain everything to your kids he makes it fun and interesting. After AC birth place go to Pittencrief park and explore.

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Rosyth, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great day out”
Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

Must visit. Already from fife and been along time ago. Was looking for something different for the kids to do so came along. On admittance we where welcomed by a very nice assistant called Ronnie Maceachen. Was great with the kids and gave them a lot off information about different things with names and other stuff. Fab day out and free.must come long

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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
137 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Everyone should visit and take a few seconds to think”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

This is a very interesting place to visit, and also humbling to some extent. There is a general museum which chronicles the life of Andrew Carnegie. This exhibition is attached to the man's birthplace. It is free to go in although the parking outside, not managed by the trust is pay and display. Well worth a visit

Visited July 2014
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