Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum

Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum

Moodie Street, Dunfermline, KY12 7PL, United Kingdom | 01383724302 | Website

Venue Description

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.

Accessibility

Main Entrance: There are 12 steps from the pavement to the entrance, the bottom section has a handrail. The main door is motion sensitive and opens automatically. There are fewer steps, only 4 in total, to the main entrance if you are approaching via the side gate. Side Entrance: Level access to the museum is through side entrance only. This entrance is always kept locked for security reasons. To enter, ring the low-level doorbell (to the right from the door).

Accessibility Guide

Accessibility Guide Link: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/52d92870e4b08b2940f8787c/t/5ab261e1352f5362833d9d56/1521639930575/accessibility.pdf

Awards List

4-Star Museum, Visit Scotland

Toilets

There is level access from the side entrance to the public toilet. All toilets can be accessed through the garden only. The distance from the reception area to the toilet is 35 metres. The toilet has a sliding door. There are grab rails on both sides of the toilet but they are not colour-contrasted. There is no emergency cord.

Staff

Staff have basic disability awareness training.

COVID Precautions

Information about COVID precautions has not been added for this venue.

Assistance dog facilities

Assistance dog exercise facilities

The public park, Pittencrieff Park is located right next to the museum

Other assistance dog facilities

We welcome assistance dogs and can provide water bowls for them.

The venue says it has...

  • Accessible Format
  • Audio Format
  • Disabled Access
  • Induction Loop
  • Disabled Parking
  • Access Statement

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User Ratings

Overall

4.2
Access
4.5
Parking
4.2
Toilets
4.2
Staff
4.5