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Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum

  • Dunfermline
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Museums and Art Galleries, Landmarks, Tourist Attractions

Attraction Information

Visit the Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum in Dunfermline to discover the fascinating life story of the famous 19th century philanthropist. Find out how a poor Scottish boy, whose family was driven to America by poverty, grew up to become one of the richest men in the world. Your kids love Dippy the Diplodocus? Well, tell them that Dippy would have never been found had it not be for Andrew Carnegie!

Have fun with the interactive exhibits - teach the kids to use Morse code, find out how the game of Monopoly was originally invented and learn about the importance of the Heinz beans logo. The dress-up station is a family favourite too.  

Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum has a delightful little garden where you can sit back and relax. Plus, there are regular events and activities for kids. Oh, and don’t forget that entry is free, so no reason to miss out!

  • Monthly workshops and activities
  • Explorer Backpacks and Bunny Rabbit Trails
  • Digital interactives and dress-up stations

Opening hours

15 February - June: Monday to Saturday 10:00 - 17:00 Sunday 13:00 -16:00
July - August: Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
September - October: Monday to Saturday 10:00 - 17:00 Sunday 13:00 -16:00
November: Monday to Saturday 10:00 - 16:00 Sunday 13:00 -16:00


Free entry, but donations are welcome.

Travel & Contact Information


Moodie Street, Dunfermline, Kingdom of Fife, KY12 4LE, Scotland

Phone number

01383 724302



Click here to visit Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

There is a public pay and display car park directly outside the museum.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, snacks are available.

Yes, Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

The museum hall is accessible to wheelchair users. Due to the age of the cottage, it is not accessible. However, an audio tour and 360 degree virtual tour are available on the museum's website.

Yes, Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Assistance/Guide Dogs only

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