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“Brilliant Museum”

Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum
Ranked #3 of 51 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.
Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Brilliant Museum”
Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

What a brilliant and generous man he was who never forgot his roots nor family upbringing. His life is told in the museum which is housed in the place he was born. Please visit. The gentleman guide was so helpful too.

Visited August 2014
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Arlington, Texas
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40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Scottish-American Experience”
Reviewed 6 August 2014

This museum presents the full story of Andrew Carnegie, born in Dunfermline, made his fortune in steel, and then used his fortune to promote education and honor people who have made positive contributions with "hero" awards. This is a very personal exhibit that brings Carnegie's achievements to life. Makes me thankful that his family had to emigrate to America!

Visited August 2014
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san diego
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Interesting Place”
Reviewed 1 August 2014

The hostess was very kind, even providing us with an umbrella when we went off to get lunch. It's free which is nice, and the life of this man is fascinating.

Visited July 2014
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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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
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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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