Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries, is a spectacular FREE museum and art gallery in the heart of the Heritage Quarter of Dunfermline in the Kingdom of Fife.
This spectacular £12.4 million 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.
Does a picture paint a thousand words?
Come along to our colourful and entertaining family-friendly exhibition to explore the stories hidden within some of our fantastic paintings. Think about what you can see or how they make you feel. Then fire up your imagination and use your powers of detection to create your own stories. With lots of lovely paintings and other interesting items to inspire you, as well as quizzes and craft videos with some great ideas for simple things to make and do at home.Derek Robertson – Bho Bheul An Eòin, From The Bird’s Mouth
Featuring 40 of Derek Robertson’s paintings, ‘Bho Bheul An Eòin’ gives Gaelic names to animals and plants newly established in Scotland. Project supported by NatureScot and Bòrd na Gàidhlig.
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