Steel tycoon, stockbroker, writer, lecturer, entrepreneur, philanthropist - Andrew Carnegie was one of the great Scots of the 19th century. His life has left a huge international legacy, but as his birthplace cottage testifies he came from humble beginnings. Adjacent to the cottage is the beautiful Art Deco museum hall, built by Andrew Carnegie’s widow in 1928 to explore his business career and philanthropy.
Andrew Carnegie gave away 90% of his personal wealth, and supported the founding of internationally renowned landmarks such as Carnegie Hall in New York, the Peace Palace in The Hague and the Mount Wilson Observatory in California.
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State of the art interactive displays, weaving demonstrations,temporary exhibitions, children’s activities, a delightful café & garden, museum shop and a unique events space ensure that the museum is a fascinating and informative place to visit for all the family.
The Museum is located in the Heritage Quarter of Dunfermline, the ancient capital of Scotland, 5 minute walk downhill from Dunfermline Palace and Abbey (along St. Margaret Street). Dunfermline is only an hour north of Edinburgh by train or car.
Admission free, pre-booking encouraged during Covid-19. Please visit museum's website for details.