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Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum

Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum The Museum is open daily 11am to 4pm with last entry 3.20pm.

Andrew Carnegie was a weaver's son who became the richest man in the world and gave his wealth away for the benefit of mankind. The birthplace of modern philanthropy, the museum tells his inspiring story which is still relevant today.

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A great initiative to get people to hear what Dunfermline has to offer, everyone.
05/01/2023

A great initiative to get people to hear what Dunfermline has to offer, everyone.

𝗪𝗛𝗔𝗧'𝗦 𝗢𝗡 𝗢𝗙𝗙𝗘𝗥 𝗜𝗡 𝗗𝗨𝗡𝗙𝗘𝗥𝗠𝗟𝗜𝗡𝗘? 👇

We are hosting our 2nd "Know Your City" event on Mon 16th Jan at James Allan Community Centre from 1-3pm.

With so many fantastic partners & services coming along, please take this opportunity to find out what's on offer! If you've got any questions you'd like answered or would like some advice, we've got you covered.

Plus there is a chance to win some goodies😉

Please tag & share with anyone who you think would like to come along.

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Christmas Crafternoon in full swing. Our final event of 2022 and still 45 minutes to drop in and get crafty. Make a deco...
11/12/2022

Christmas Crafternoon in full swing. Our final event of 2022 and still 45 minutes to drop in and get crafty. Make a decoration for trimming that tree! Finishes 4pm today.

Look at this beautiful decoration! Come along 2-4pm tomorrow  for Christmas Crafternoon fun. Make this and other decorat...
10/12/2022

Look at this beautiful decoration! Come along 2-4pm tomorrow for Christmas Crafternoon fun. Make this and other decorations with your family for FREE.

Last call for this week's events and for 2022 - https://mailchi.mp/dde81a89320f/november-newsletter-15809554We are endin...
07/12/2022

Last call for this week's events and for 2022 - https://mailchi.mp/dde81a89320f/november-newsletter-15809554

We are ending 2022 on a bang with a new story narrated by Jonathan Cairney and Katy Stevenson tonight (Wednesday) and tomorrow night at 6.30pm.

Sunday between 2 and 4 we have FREE Christmas Crafternoon activities of primary school aged children.

We hope to see some of you this week or certainly in early 2023.

Thank you everyone who came out last night to hear Robin Sharp’s Carnegie Lecture: George Lauder, Dunfermline’s Unsung H...
02/12/2022

Thank you everyone who came out last night to hear Robin Sharp’s Carnegie Lecture: George Lauder, Dunfermline’s Unsung Hero. We were grateful for another sell-out showing there are lots of new areas of Andrew Carnegie’s past to explore and learn new things. This evening it was discovering the Fife College was founded by Lauder with vision of headication 🧠 and handucation 🖐️ .

Tonight's Carnegie Lecture has sold out. But, there may be no-shows, so come along at 6:45pm if you are wanting to try y...
01/12/2022

Tonight's Carnegie Lecture has sold out. But, there may be no-shows, so come along at 6:45pm if you are wanting to try your luck.

Today, we have been enjoying the process of turning the museum hall into a pub! Rehearsals for The Shuttle and The Boar ...
29/11/2022

Today, we have been enjoying the process of turning the museum hall into a pub! Rehearsals for The Shuttle and The Boar have been in full swing. A new ghost story for all to enjoy. Set in early Victorian Dunfermline will be narrated by Jonathan Cairney and Katy Stevenson.

Tickets still available for this new and innovative idea for our wee museum. Tickets only £3 for children and £5 for adults. We are recommending children are over 8 years old.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-shuttle-and-the-boar-a-dunfermline-christmas-ghost-story-tickets-473258527997

A few facts to celebrate Andrew Carnegie's birthday, today in 1835. DYK Andrew never started school until he was 8 years...
25/11/2022

A few facts to celebrate Andrew Carnegie's birthday, today in 1835.
DYK Andrew never started school until he was 8 years old.
DYK Andrew was born in this room on 25th November 1835
DYK This is a picture of Andrew's fathers desk, originally sold by the family before they emigrated to America.

Happy birthday!!! 1835 in this wee cottage in Dunfermline, Fife, Andrew Carnegie was born.
25/11/2022

Happy birthday!!! 1835 in this wee cottage in Dunfermline, Fife, Andrew Carnegie was born.

Our visit from Sir Tom Hunter from The Hunter Foundation spurred us to have another read of Andrew Carnegie's Gospel of ...
05/11/2022
The Gospel of Wealth | Carnegie Corporation of New York

Our visit from Sir Tom Hunter from The Hunter Foundation spurred us to have another read of Andrew Carnegie's Gospel of Wealth.

Read it: https://www.carnegie.org/about/our-history/gospelofwealth/
Listen to it (LibriVox): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNEcBFCQAEQ

Sir Tom Hunter quoted it extensively in his conversation and we agree that it is well worth a read to extract some very forward thinking ideas and it is not just for those with wealth in money, if anyone has surplus of time then that is mentioned too!

We were struck by the passage; "It is not the privilege, however, of millionaires
alone to work for or aid measures which are certain to benefit the community. Everyone who has but a small surplus above his moderate wants may share this privilege with his richer brothers, and those without surplus can give at least part of their time, which is usually as important as funds, and often more so."

The Gospel of Wealth by Andrew Carnegie

Last night Sir Tom Hunter shared his inspiring story and many pearls of wisdom from his experiences, people he's met  an...
04/11/2022

Last night Sir Tom Hunter shared his inspiring story and many pearls of wisdom from his experiences, people he's met and of course from Carnegie.

Things we learned;
- it's good to have a brass neck
- try new things, if they fail, try and fail quick and learn from it
- "learn to become a good ancestor" Vartan Gregorian mentoring Hunter as he searched for ways to give
- "problem of our age is the administration of wealth" 1889 Gospel of Wealth, Carnegie

The questions kept coming and he kept answering!

The Hunter Foundation annual report is an inspiring read. https://www.thehunterfoundation.co.uk/annual-report/


Carnegie Dunfermline Trust

28/10/2022

Saturday morning is Chess Challenge time, 10-12.
If you want a game or would like to learn more about how to play, our partners at Dunfermline Chess Club will be on hand.

Dunfermline Memories, Going shopping in Dunfermline - Monday 24th October at 2pmOur friends Dunfermline Carnegie Library...
24/10/2022
Dunfermline Memories, Going shopping in Dunfermline

Dunfermline Memories, Going shopping in Dunfermline - Monday 24th October at 2pm

Our friends Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries fun free event in Dunfermline Carnegie Library and Galleries with Kenny McLachlan and Sara Kelly.

Going Shopping in Dunfermline is the theme of the reminiscence chat. They want to hear all your stories of the Coop and other great shopping experiences and they'll have photographs, adverts and newspapers to spark your memories as well as loads of objects that you may recognise. Kenny has many stories of his own childhood in Dunfermline and no matter your age you will find a shop you remember.

To book email [email protected] or via Eventbrite.

Come and listen to Kenny's stories of shopping in Dunfermline and tell us your own stories. What was your favourite shop?

We are on the final stretch of  this weekend. If you have not spotted our differences, sorted our stories or the old fav...
22/10/2022

We are on the final stretch of this weekend. If you have not spotted our differences, sorted our stories or the old favourite of a bit of drawing, come on down.
The concentration and deliberation on these three faces is intriguing, what are each of them thinking?

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Sofia, Layla and Dylan Neilson dropped in today with mums Diana and Susan and tried out our  PAST-PORT activity, one of ...
13/10/2022

Sofia, Layla and Dylan Neilson dropped in today with mums Diana and Susan and tried out our PAST-PORT activity, one of which is dinosaur drawing - what kind of 'aurus do we have here?

We were the first stop of the PAST-PORT and heading up the hill to the DCL&G

We are kicking off the new Carnegie Lectures series this evening and it has SOLD OUT!Sorry to anyone who has not booked ...
28/09/2022

We are kicking off the new Carnegie Lectures series this evening and it has SOLD OUT!

Sorry to anyone who has not booked tickets, however, stay tuned for our second Carnegie Lecture coming in November...more details later this week and a chance to books early to avoid disappointment.

19/09/2022

The Museum is closed today, Bank Holiday Monday 19th September and will reopen tomorrow, Tuesday 20th at 11am.

15/09/2022

The Museum will be closed Bank Holiday Monday 19th September and will reopen Tuesday 20th at 11am.

09/09/2022

We join our colleagues Carnegie Dunfermline Trust in sending condolences to the Royal Family and thank Her Majesty the Queen for her tireless service and dedication.

Due to holidays we have moved the next Chess Challenge day to be Saturday 1st October, 10am-12pm.
04/09/2022

Due to holidays we have moved the next Chess Challenge day to be Saturday 1st October, 10am-12pm.

We have lots of focus on Carnegie's libraries in the UK, here's an example of a community in Stratford, Perth County, Au...
01/09/2022
Reflections: A treasured letter from the Carnegie Foundation

We have lots of focus on Carnegie's libraries in the UK, here's an example of a community in Stratford, Perth County, Australia reaching out to Carnegie for a library.

https://www.stratfordbeaconherald.com/opinion/columnists/reflections-a-treasured-letter-from-the-carnegie-foundation
The Stratford Beacon Herald

In the 33rd edition of our ongoing series “50 Treasures from the Archives,” we feature a letter from the office of Andrew Carnegie stating that his…

Our latest newsletter is out, we were so excited there's a mistake in the first sentence! You're welcome. 😇A new lecture...
27/08/2022
Something to suit everyone, coming up at the Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum.

Our latest newsletter is out, we were so excited there's a mistake in the first sentence! You're welcome. 😇

A new lecture series will begin next month, but we also have Outwith events and a job opportunity, something for most people living within a 10 mile radius of Scotland's newest city!

Our Chess Challenge Club was this morning, but we are running it September and October: final Saturday of each month.

We hope you enjoy it and do get in touch for any bookings or ideas you have to how we can meet your needs.



Outwith Festival

We are thrilled to be involved with Outwith Festival 2022 and still have some spots for the this showcase. Get in touch ...
27/08/2022

We are thrilled to be involved with Outwith Festival 2022 and still have some spots for the this showcase. Get in touch [email protected] or give us a call or DM here.

CALLING ALL YOUNG MUSICIANS AND SINGER SONGWRITERS!!!

Are you under 18 and looking for a chance to perform live? Sign up for the Accoustic Showcase taking place on Thursday 8th September at Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum as part of Outwith Festival.

Come along to share your music and sharpen your performance skills in a relaxed, friendly, alcohol free environment.

Interested or know someone who might be? Email [email protected] to book a slot.

And if you fancy being in the audience for the showcase, book your free place here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/under-18-acoustic-showcase-tickets-386036053227

Today marks the 103rd anniversary of Andrew Carnegie's death in 1919. You can imagine a man who made such an impact on t...
11/08/2022

Today marks the 103rd anniversary of Andrew Carnegie's death in 1919. You can imagine a man who made such an impact on the world was very well known and the traditions of early 20th century was sending letters of condolence.

A handful are on display from the International Uplift League, The Worshipful Company of Musicians and from lawyers on behalf of Greenock Children's Convalescent Home.

Addressed to Louise Carnegie these show us the warmth from around the world towards Carnegie but also demonstrate the tradition of letter writing, company headed note paper, organisations no longer around.

You have another chance to get your hands-on to our Victorian domestic objects this Wednesday (10th). Last week's partic...
09/08/2022

You have another chance to get your hands-on to our Victorian domestic objects this Wednesday (10th).

Last week's participants were stumped by this object, do you know what it is?

Come along 11:15ish to 12:30ish to see more!

We are delighted to join the Carnegie family of institutions in announcing the 2022  recipients! 🎉 At a time when global...
05/08/2022

We are delighted to join the Carnegie family of institutions in announcing the 2022 recipients! 🎉
At a time when global giving stands at about $485 billion annually, the 2022 honorees have been leading the field of philanthropy by example, working to make the world smarter, cleaner, healthier, and more equitable for all. The medal seeks to honor their vision and generosity and to encourage others to join them in making the world a better place. The 2022 honorees are Manu Chandaria, Lyda Hill, , Lynn Schusterman, and Stacy Schusterman.

This year, the Carnegie Catalyst Award also celebrates the ability of an organization to inspire and mobilize others. The recipient, , is an outstanding model of how humankind can respond in times of dire need by activating the inherent goodness in others.

Learn more about the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy (), Carnegie Catalyst Award, and the 2022 awardees here: https://carnegie.io/3ScOelo

Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy
World Central Kitchen
IF/THEN
DollyParton
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library
Schusterman Family Philanthropies

Our amazing Pittencrieff Park, The Glen, is in the running to be the Fields in Trust park of 2022. But it needs the publ...
02/08/2022
Vote now for UK's Favourite Parks 2022

Our amazing Pittencrieff Park, The Glen, is in the running to be the Fields in Trust park of 2022. But it needs the public to vote. Goto the 'Find your Park' page and get voting.

Select the county of Fife
Pittencrieff Park (The Glen's formal name) shows up
Click Vote Now
Put in your name and email address
Check your email to verify the VOTE
(sometimes it goes into Junk/Spam so if it is not in your email Inbox check there)

It would be amazing to see the Park recognised again, hands up who has been to park already this week! 🙋‍♂️

Cast your vote today and help a park special to you be named amongst the UK's favourites.

On Wednesday you have a chance to get hands on with Victorian domestic objects. Can you figure out what these objects we...
01/08/2022

On Wednesday you have a chance to get hands on with Victorian domestic objects.
Can you figure out what these objects were for?

The Chess challenge at the museum has begun. We are here 10-12 today and open to challengers or those wishing to watch. ...
30/07/2022

The Chess challenge at the museum has begun. We are here 10-12 today and open to challengers or those wishing to watch.

You've cleared us out!We are in the middle of restocking our seed library. Do you have spare or extra seeds at home that...
28/07/2022

You've cleared us out!

We are in the middle of restocking our seed library. Do you have spare or extra seeds at home that you know longer need? We would love to take them off your hands and put them to good use. Drop them into the museum between 11-4 and pick up a packet of wildflower seeds as a thank you.

Are you looking for a new volunteering opportunity? Drop us an email if you are interested in volunteering to help us run the Seed Library. 🌱

Thank you Shirley-Anne Somerville and Paul for visiting us this morning. We are very enthusiastic about sharing Andrew C...
25/07/2022

Thank you Shirley-Anne Somerville and Paul for visiting us this morning.

We are very enthusiastic about sharing Andrew Carnegie's story, always looking for the facts to advance knowledge.

Our visiting intern, Zayn enjoys playing chess. So much, that he is challenging anyone in Dunfermline for a match next S...
24/07/2022

Our visiting intern, Zayn enjoys playing chess. So much, that he is challenging anyone in Dunfermline for a match next Saturday 30th July 10am-Noon.

Book your FREE place by an email to [email protected] and we will set you up for the match.

Dunfermline Chess Club

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Moodie Street
Dunfermline
KY127PL

Opening Hours

Monday 11am - 4am
Tuesday 11am - 4pm
Wednesday 11am - 4pm
Thursday 11am - 4pm
Friday 11am - 4pm
Sunday 11am - 4pm

Telephone

01383 724302

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The 18th of May is International Museum Day - ICOM

Museums have the power to transform the world around us. As incomparable places of discovery, they teach us about our past and open our minds to new ideas — two essential steps in building a better future.

Have you visited the Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum and the Museum Galleries at the Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries ?
Cruise calls return to Rosyth tomorrow (4th) with the return of the MV Hamburg. We are the last stop on a round Britain cruise, and the CruiseForth Welcome Volunteers will be on hand to provide local information and a courtesy bus to Dunfermline, and a chance to practice their German!
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The Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum is now open. Explore the birthplace of Andrew Carnegie and learn about his life in the Art Deco museum hall, built by Andrew Carnegie’s widow in 1928. A wonderful place to visit for the whole family
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This Spring Holiday break drop into The Abbey Church and join in the Famous Faces Trail and create your own famous faces in our Drop-In Egg-Painting Workshops*!

The Abbey Church of Dunfermline reopens to visitors on Friday 1st April. The first workshops will be on Saturday 2nd April. We will be open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am - 12 pm and from 1 - 4 pm (Egg-Painting Workshops open until 3 pm.)

For more details, email [email protected].
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The PAST-PORT will be returning for the Spring school holidays with a theme! Pick up a free PAST-PORT from 1st April at The Abbey Church of Dunfermline. Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum, Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries, & Historic Environment Scotland Abbey Nave to discover Dunfermline's historic 'celebs'!
We got a lovely surprise parcel of traditional Dunfermline Damask from the brilliant Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum
The museum have a rare Jacquard Hand Loom in their collection, used to demonstrate weaving to visitors.

We have been working with the museum over the last few months via a heritage focused Social Enterprise Academy scheme. It has been fascinating to learn a bit more about their collection and their exciting plans for the future. Thanks so much for the gift!

Off to find a bit of cake and make a cup of tea to go on my new table cloth!

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This messy wee sketch kind of matches my mind right now. A bit wobbly, not quite within expectations, but colourful and bursting with ideas.

I'm SOOO busy and I want to say thank you. I'm working through my list and I'm getting there. I'm very tired but I'm running on adrenaline of this silly, fun business you've all allowed me to run.

To say thank you, from tomorrow for the next three weeks I'll be doing random drops of artwork and greetings cards around Dunfermline. I'll let you know when I've dropped something and give you clues to where it is. There might be some extra surprises with them too.

Finders keepers! All I ask is that you tag me to let me know you found it.

Cara xx



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Happy Birthday Andrew Carnegie, born in Dunfermline on the 25th of November 1835!

To find out more about his early life and influence around the world, be sure to visit the Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum in Dunfermline's Heritage Quarter. The museum is open until the 5th of December
A digital illustration I was working on this morning. It’s nice to do these alongside my usual line and wash sketches. Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum

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Here's my first draft of the Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum before I added colour to the building. I do love this one too it's more of my usual style with spot colour thrown in. 😊

Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum
NEXT WEEK:

You are invited to Celebrating our Craft, a non-ticketed exhibition showcasing items from our 155-year history including The Scottish Open Trophy, items for the Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum, Scottish Women's Football, Rosebery Venues, J.K. Rowling and more.

🟣 26th August - 5th September
🟣 87 George Street, EH2 3EY
🟣 During showroom opening hours
🟣 Find out more: https://hamiltonandinches.com/pages/celebrating-our-craft?_pos=2&_sid=123f4a37c&_ss=r
School's out, so it's time for Fife families to grab your binoculars and go on Summer Safari in Dunfermline's Heritage Quarter!

Step 1: Pick up a Past-Port from us at Historic Scotland Dunfermline Abbey Nave, or from one of our pals Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries, The Abbey Church of Dunfermline, or Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum.

Step 2: complete loads of fun activities to collect stamps and earn a special HQ Explorer badge and certificate - you can take part over one day, several days, or use the whole holiday period

Step 3: Bask in the glory of being an intrepid HQ Explorer!

We are looking forward to welcoming some intrepid explorers this summer. This helpful video will tell you all about this year's HQ Explorer PAST-PORT. Visit The Abbey Church of Dunfermline, Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum, Historic Scotland Abbey Palace and Nave and Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries

Please remember when visiting our building at the moment that bookings should be made through Historic Scotland.
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