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Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum

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Absolutely inspirational

Such an understated gem! Wonderful museum with fabulous friendly and enthusiastic staff. A true... read more

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Kbrowne5
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Great little find!

This small museum is packed with activities and things to see. Try doing Morse code with the kids... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks 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...more
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Andrew Carnegie House Moodie Street, Dunfermline KY12 7PL, Scotland
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All reviews his life humble beginnings well worth a visit amazing man morse code early life early years free admission actual house pay and display excellent visit staff are great interesting displays on duty interesting visit couple of hours great place to visit
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Reviewed today via mobile

Such an understated gem! Wonderful museum with fabulous friendly and enthusiastic staff. A true testament to the genius of Andrew Carnegie.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

the experience is short and neat still a lot to read about and learn overall interesting little place and to realise this house is the original house for the family of andrew carnegie

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Annie_ACBM, Visitor Services Officer at Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Good afternoon Barry C Thanks for leaving us a review! You're right, we are only a small museum, but we hope you enjoyed your visit nevertheless.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This small museum is packed with activities and things to see. Try doing Morse code with the kids or finding out the relevance of the logo of the Heinz beans tin. Staff very helpful and sociable. Well worth a visit!

Thank Elisabeth B
Annie_ACBM, Visitor Services Officer at Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for your feedback! We're delighted to hear you enjoyed the trip!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As the title states a hidden gem of a place, great whatever your age to learn about the life and achievements of the great Andrew Carnegie, credit to the very lovely gentleman who I recall goes by the name of 'Ronnie'... Take a bow my...More

Thank Alex K
Annie_ACBM, Visitor Services Officer at Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Morning Alex K Thank you for leaving us such a positive review. We'll be sure to pass on your comments to Ronnie our museum assistant!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really informative museum and the ideal place to learn all about one of the heroes of the modern era Carnegie. Lots of information on all the good stuff that happened because of Carnegie's patronage.The thing that sets this museum out from the rest though is...More

Thank Fiferto
Kirke K, Manager at Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good afternoon Fiferto, Thank you for leaving us such a positive review following your trip to the museum! We'll be sure to pass your comments onto our front of house museum assistants, who I'm sure will be delighted by your feedback. All the best

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really really good and it has a room downstairs and two upstairs then it has a museum where the story carry’s on

Thank rmorri99
Kirke K, General Manager at Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good morning rmorri99 Thank you for leaving us a positive review - delighted to hear you enjoyed your day out!

Reviewed 10 October 2018

The Carnegie story is fascinating. This museum gives you a glims into his life. I found it informative and incredible to see his actual house still standing in Dunfermline. I would say this is a must for any Carnegie fan or anyone interested in local/global...More

Thank Badfeeling2015
Kirke K, Manager at Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Good afternoon, We're very happy to hear you had a nice time at the museum. Do come again soon!

Reviewed 1 October 2018

Way too much focus in the museum on Carnegie's philanthropy and way too little focus on how Carnegie built US Steel. On the other hand, the staff is very friendly, helpful, and jolly.More

Thank jerry z
Kirke K, General Manager at Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Thank you for your feedback – it’s a fair point you make about the museum. The museum was originally established by Carnegie’s wife Louise to foster her husband’s legacy, which is why the museum focuses on that aspect of his life so much. It is...More

Reviewed 30 September 2018

Andrew Carnegie funded the library in my small hometown in Iowa so I was familiar with the name. What I was not familiar with was the man himself and this museum was a great way to understand someone who was once the richest man in...More

Thank Duane R
Kirke K, Manager at Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Good afternoon Duane, We're delighted to hear you enjoyed the museum. If you're ever back in Scotland, please come again! All the best

Reviewed 26 September 2018

Having a bit of time to kill in Dunfermline we had a "quick look" at Carnegie's Birthplace museum. Which actually lasted about 2 hours! The place is both a well made re-creation of the rooms in which the industrialist and philanthropist was born and lived...More

Thank FrancoisD38
Kirke K, Manager at Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

Good morning Francois, Great to hear you enjoyed your trip so much! We're open Mon-Sun until the beginning of December, so please come again! All the best

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MikeNoon
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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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