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Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum

Andrew Carnegie House Moodie Street, Dunfermline KY12 7PL, Scotland
+44 1383 724302
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Learn about the American dream, hard work and American Charity

You may be very familiar with Carnegie Hall in New York, Carnegie University and many of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sultan2
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Carmel, California
Graphic insights into Andrew Carnegie's beginnings and rise available nowhere else in the world.

This museum provides a fascinating look into the beginnings and life of a significant 20th century... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jmclachlan42
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Redwood City, California
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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!
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Andrew Carnegie House Moodie Street, Dunfermline KY12 7PL, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You may be very familiar with Carnegie Hall in New York, Carnegie University and many of the libraries that bear his name, what you might not know is how he was one of the richest men in America. Carnegie, with a partner Henry Frick, both...More

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Kirke K, General Manager at Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

I am delighted to hear that you found your visit so inspiring! I will pass your comments on to Ronnie!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum provides a fascinating look into the beginnings and life of a significant 20th century philanthropist. You can't help being impressed with Carnegie's humble beginnings in this extremely well curated display of Carnegie's life. Very pleasant surroundings and ample parking. Well worth a very...More

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Kirke K, General Manager at Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

I am glad you enjoyed your visit to the museum. Ronnie is indeed very good at bringing Carnegie's story to life!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent museum showcasing Andrew Carnegie's birthplace, early life in Dunfermline and how he made his fortune in the USA. Fascinating to learn how towns and cities around the UK benefitted from his generosity by providing the money to build libraries which many are still in...More

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Kirke K, General Manager at Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Helen, I am glad you had a lovely time! Carnegie's legacy is indeed immense - I hope his libraries will continue to be valued.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff are fantastic. They even give demontrations of using the looms. I learnt so much about Carnegie and how was one of the greatest philanthropists in the world. It is well worth a visit. And it is free.

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Kirke K, General Manager at Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit and that you had a chance to see the weaving demonstrations given by Ian Dale from Angus Handloom Weavers - the only jacquard handloom workshop that is still in business in Scotland!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is a little gem. It is well laid out and has a very comprehensive history of both Carnegie and Dunfermline. There are plenty of displays and artefacts to engage visitors of all ages. The staff are very courteous, well informed and very helpful...More

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Kirke K, General Manager at Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi John! I am glad you had a great time at the museum. We are aiming to add even more activities for families in the coming months as well as to change some of our displays, so there is always something new to discover!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beth did a tremendous job in telling me about how Andrew Carnegie revolutionized the modern railway!

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

I attended a grade school in the USA as a boy .The school was actually named Andrew Carnegie Junior High School . So while visiting Dunfermline , I had to check out my old schools namesake . Very cool and recommend others .

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Kirke K, General Manager at Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Hi Joe! We are glad you enjoyed our little museum, and it is fascinating to find out more about Carnegie's legacy from our visitors!

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

What a great museum! Ron was so helpful and kind. Meeting him was such a memorable part of my trip. Visit this place! Lots of information and a great experience!

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

This museum was so interesting, and there is so much to see and do. Ronnie was an excellent guide, making sure we made the most of our visit. The birthplace cottage is fascinating, so many people living and working in such a small space, and...More

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Kirke K, General Manager at Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Hi Helen, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit! Ronnie is indeed a great storyteller who brings Carnegie's tale to life!

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

If you are into history and biography then this is the place to be. Although it was Easter Monday the bad weather may have put some people off, so it was fairly quiet. Andrew Carnegie was a fascinating person born in Dunfermline and still well...More

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Kirke K, General Manager at Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Dear JensonLim, Thank you for your lovely feedback and for helping to spread the word about our little museum!

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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.
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