The wonderful new Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries opens today (18 May).
This spectacular £12.4million award-winning new building (EAA Building of the Year) links superbly with the world’s first Carnegie Library and houses a new museum, exhibition galleries, local history Reading Room, new children’s library and a mezzanine café with stunning views over the landscaped garden to Dunfermline Abbey and the Heritage Quarter.
As one of Scotland’s former ancient capitals, Dunfermline has both a remarkable royal history and an impressive industrial heritage. Dunfermline’s past will be brought to life in the new museum with fascinating stories retold through a series of special films, inspiring interviews, engaging computer games and, of course, our collections.
Construction work on DCL&G finished late last year. Fife Cultural Trust staff, who manage and operate the facility on behalf of Fife Council, spent recent weeks moving thousands of books, museum objects, precious archives and artworks into the building.
Nestled in Dunfermline’s Heritage Quarter, DCL&G will provide a new home for culture.
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