Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries

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Dunfermline Carnegie Library and Galleries,
1-7 Abbot Street,
KY12 7NL


01383 602365

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Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries (DCL&G) - a new museum, gallery spaces, cafe, shop and reading rooms all adjioning the world's 1st Carnegie Library.

Please note: In addition to DCL&G’s brief festive holiday, a planned maintenance period will take place from Monday 8th January – Friday 12th January inclusive. Working with Fife Council, public IT facilities will be made available in City Chambers for these five days, from 10am-4pm.

Full dates of festive holidays and planned maintenance closure for Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries are as follows:

This spectacular £12.4million award-winning new building (EAA Building of the Year, Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland's (RIAS) Andrew Doolan prize), which opened in May 2017,  links superbly with the world’s first Carnegie Library and houses a new museum, exhibition galleries, local history Reading Room, new children’s library and a mezzanine café with stunning views over the landscaped garden to Dunfermline Abbey and the Heritage Quarter.

As one of Scotland’s former ancient capitals, Dunfermline has both a remarkable royal history and an impressive industrial heritage. Dunfermline’s past is brought to life in the new museum with fascinating stories retold through a series of special films, inspiring interviews, engaging computer games and, of course, our collections.

Nestled in Dunfermline’s Heritage Quarter, DCL&G will provide a new home for culture.

Our lovely cafe is run by local company Heaven Scent - find out more at www.heavenscentcoffeeshop.co.uk



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