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Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum

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Come along and experience life in 19th century Dunfermline and what it was like to emigrate to America with just a few possessions. Discover how Andrew Carnegie became the richest man in the world and father of modern philanthropy, supporting the founding of internationally renowned landmarks such as the Carnegie Hall in New York, the Peace Palace in The Hague and Mount Wilson Observatory in California.

State-of-the-art interactive games, surprising displays, weaving demonstrations, children’s activities, a delightful garden and our little gift shop ensure that the museum is a fascinating and informative place to visit for the whole family. And best of all: Admission is FREE!

Opening Times in 2018:

March-June: Monday-Saturday, 10-5pm; Sunday, 1-4pm

July-August: Daily, 10-5pm

September-October: Monday-Saturday, 10-5pm; Sunday, 1-4pm

November: Monday-Saturday, 10-4pm; Sunday, 1-4pm. (Please note that the museum will be closed for staff training on 19 and 20 November)

Special arrangements can be made for any groups wishing to visit the museum out with these times. More information about group visits is available here. To find out more about school visits, click here.

Access General

There is seating (without arms) in every room, except for the room in which Carnegie was born, and the Reception/Shop area
All staff have basic disability awareness training
A wheelchair can be borrowed from reception, but the museum is unable to provide assistance to get around the museum. Ask staff for information
There are two Blue Badge parking spaces opposite the birthplace cottage (approximately 10 metres away)
Accessible toilets are located around 30 metres away from the refreshment area and can only be accessed through the garden
Level Access

There is level access from the side entrance to:

Main Hall displays
Reception/ Shop area
Accessible Toilet

We have a hearing loop in the Reception/ Shop area
Portable audio recording of the audio in the Birthplace Cottage is available at Reception/Shop
We welcome hearing dogs and can provide water bowls for them

The walls and the doors have high colour contrast
The Birthplace Cottage has low lighting
Display information in audio format is available for the Birthplace Cottage
Some touchscreens in the Main Hall have loud audio but no subtitles
We welcome assistance dogs and can provide water bowls for them


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