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Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum


By Dunfermline.info - Sat, 12th Jan 2008


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The Andrew Carnegie Birthplace in Dunfermline is the cradle of the `Star- Spangled Scotchman`, the emigrant weaver`s son who forged a fortune in the steel furnaces of America and spent the rest of his life giving it all away.

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Here in the Birthplace Memorial Hall endowed by his widow, Mrs Louise Whitfield Carnegie, are housed the treasures showered by a grateful world on the man of steel with a heart of gold.

The two-story weaver`s cottage where Andrew Carnegie was born on 25th November, 1835, is situated at the corner of Moodie Street and Priory Lane and within sound of the bells of the venerable Dunfermline Abbey, the Westminster of Scotland and burial place of Scottish kings.
Heritage Walks start at the Carnegie Birthplace museum. we have provided a some pcitures taken throughout the walk. We weould like to add more information on th eroute and the history, but that will happen in time.

OPENING HOURS

Museum is open 1st April till 31st October:

11am until 5pm (Mon - Sat)

2pm - 5pm (Sundays)


Special arrangements can be made for any groups wishing to visit the museum outwith these times.
  • Disabled facilities.
  • Museum shop.
  • Free car parking.
  • Accompanied children 15 and under free.
  • Concessions available.
Weaving demonstrations take place on the first Friday of the month from April to October. Ian Dale operates the loom on the ground floor of the Birthplace and maintains it in working order.


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