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 museum, gallery spaces, cafe, shop and reading rooms all under one roof and all with FREE admission.

This spectacular award-winning building - including the EAA Building of the Year and Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland's (RIAS) Andrew Doolan prize - opened in 2017 and was designed to link seamlessly with the Carnegie Library, the first in the world to be opened by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1883.

It is also only the attraction in Dunfermline to be awarded VisitScotland’s highest five star rating for exceptional visitor experience.

As well as the library, it is home to a fantastic museum, great exhibition galleries, superb local history Reading Room, family-friendly 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. This past is brought to life in the museum with fascinating stories told through a series of special films, inspiring interviews, engaging computer games and, of course, our collections.

DCL&G is also part of a network of coworking hubs in Scotland's public libraries, providing dedicated work space for start-ups and small businesses.

Our lovely cafe is a popular favourite with regulars and visitors and is run by local company Heaven Scent - find out more at www.heavenscentcoffeeshop.co.uk.

Whether you're coming in to see one of our exciting exhibitions, visit the museum, research local history, work in our coworking hub relax in the cafe, you will always find a warm welcome at DCL&G.

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