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 £12.4million 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.
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Join us at the multi award-winning Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries to discover exotic lands and fantastic voyages through our family friendly exhibition. There are lots of wonderful things to see, with amazing objects from far flung places, such as Japan, China, South Africa, India and Australia. Feast your eyes on beautiful hand-painted pottery, intricately carved ivory and polished jade and discover some fascinating facts – did you know that there is more than one type of boomerang? Find out about the amazing feats of famous explorers. Delve into the world of seafarers, whalers and castaways. With quizzes, craft videos to inspire you and a fun craft pack to take home. From polar pioneer to tropical trekker – what will your amazing journey be?
The Dunfermline Tapestry
An incredible large-scale tapestry – created by a Dunfermline community weaving project which brought together the artistic contributions of more than 700 people – has gone on show at Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries.
The Dunfermline Tapestry, measuring an impressive 4m x 1.3m, celebrates the town’s rich weaving history and is made up from over 900 individual miniature woven looms, made by the hundreds of adults and children who have been involved in the project.