Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum

LOCATION

DUNFERMLINE, FIFE

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Our View

The museum tells the story of the handloom weaver's son, born here in 1835, who created the biggest steel works in the USA and then became a philanthropist on a huge scale. The present-day work of the philanthropic Carnegie trusts is also explained. A series of temporary exhibitions will take place in the main hall throughout the year.

Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum
Moodie St, DUNFERMLINE, KY12 7PL
Phone : 01383 724302

Features

Facilities
  • Parking onsite
  • Parking nearby
Accessibility
  • Cottage inaccessible, main hall and shop accessible
  • Facilities: Photo album, cd audio tape in cottage
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Opening Times: Open Mar-Nov, Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 2-5

About The area

Discover Fife

This 20-mile wide peninsula between the Firth of Forth and the Firth of Tay is an ancient kingdom, once the home of Scotland’s kings and saints. Despite its modern bridges it still seems curiously detached from the rest of the country. Travelling along Fife’s grand coastline reveals a fascinating legacy of caves, castles, and ancient fishing ports. Blend coast and countryside by following stretches of the Fife Coastal Path, or take an exhilarating trek in the Fife Regional Park.

St Andrews has a unique place in Scotland’s heritage. According to legend, the city was founded by St Regulus in the 4th century, who was carrying relics of St Andrew, patron saint of Scotland, when his ship was wrecked off the coast. Thereafter, the town grew as an important religious centre, eventually home to the largest church in Scotland, now an attractive ruin, with the powerful bishops wielding great influence over church and state. Today, St Andrews is famous for its university, the oldest in Scotland, and as a world golfing mecca. The Old Course at the Royal and Ancient Golf Club claims to have 15th century origins and to play a round on these hallowed links is many golfers’ dream.

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