The Museum

The Roll of Honour of the Carnegie Hero Fund Trust UK is a beautifully illuminated book that contains hand-inscribed entries relating to over 6000 people whose heroism has been recognised since the foundation of the Trust in 1908.  It is unique to this Hero Fund and currently comprises three leather bound volumes with a fourth still being added to and is kept in the Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum. The opening pages of volume 1 are on permanent display in the Hero Fund Alcove and other pages can be viewed by prior arrangement. The early pages of the Roll detail mining accidents, incidents of drowning and runaway horses followed by wartime bombing raids. Through these evocative and beautifully inscribed pages both the heroic deeds and changing social history are laid bare.

The Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum comprises the cottage where Andrew Carnegie was born and lived for part of his childhood plus the more modern Museum Hall. Louise, Andrew Carnegie’s wife, founded the Museum in the hope that it would prove an inspiration to generations to come.

During the last upgrade, voiceovers; weaving demonstrations; interactive displays; temporary exhibitions; café and museum shop were all added to ensure that the Museum is a fascinating and informative place to visit. Come along and find out about life in 19th century Dunfermline and what it was like to emigrate to America with just a few possessions, as the Carnegie family did. Discover how Andrew Carnegie became the richest man in the world and father of modern philanthropy.

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