Reading and Organs throughout the world

Dunfermline’s most famous son has to be Andrew Carnegie. The humble cottage where he was born in 1835 was later bought as a birthday present for his 60th year by his American wife Louise. If you think it can be tricky to buy gifts for people with everything, imagine buying for one of the richest people in the world!

Andrew Carnegie’s Birthplace Cottage
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The cottage became a museum in 1908, and an extension was added in 1928. The museum is free to enter and shares the incredible rags to riches story and the legacy which remains. Carnegie gave away 90% of his personal wealth. For example, donating over 2800 libraries and 7000 organs to communities throughout the world, funding the building of the Peace Palace in The Netherlands and giving replica of the Diplodocus dinosaur to various European countries.

Carnegie’s Birthplace

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