Colour Chaos!

Children’s workshop 

2 April, 2pm

Free of charge, drop-in event
For children aged 3+

How many colours are there in a rainbow? How are colours created? Find out more about colours and print a colourful picture to take home! 

Easter Weekend Bunny Hunt!

Free event for children

25 March - 28 March (during opening hours)

Free of charge, drop-in event
For children aged 3+

Find all Carnegie bunnies and get a little chocolate treat! 


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Holly Jolly Christmas!

Children’s workshop & Christmas shopping day

28 November, 12-4pm

Free of charge, drop-in event
For children aged 3+

Craft a Christmas holly wreath to take home. We make our wreaths of paper, so they are much less prickly than real holly!

Enjoy a free mince pie and a cup of tea with every purchase made in the museum shop that day. 

Sculpt a Dino!

24 October, 2pm-4pm

Free workshop for children aged 3+


Come and create your very own dinosaur sculpture from polymer clay!

Need a muse? Bring your own dinosaur model or use one of our dinosaurs from the Carnegie Collection who will be taking up a modelling job for the afternoon!


Halloween Mystery Trail!

24 October - 1 November 

Free activity for children aged 5+


Solve our Halloween mystery puzzle to claim a prize!

Dunfermline Photographic Association's
Annual Exhibition

26 September - 29 October

Free Admission


Dinosaurs on the loose!

1 August 2015

Build some awesome LEGO dinosaurs with Bricks4Kidz!

10am-10:45 - under 5s session, 
£1.50 per child

11am-12:30 - over 5s session, 
£2.50 per child

13.30-15:00 - over 5s session, 
£2.50 per child

NB! This event has now sold out! 

To book, visit:



Dippy about Dinosaurs. From Iguanodon to Diplodocus carnegii - How Dinosaurs Conquered the World 

16 May - 27 November

Free Admission

This exhibition tells the story of the earliest dinosaur-finds in the UK and USA, and the start of global dinomania. The exhibition features some rarely seen loan objects from the National Library of Scotland and the Natural History Museum in London.


Festival of Museums

'Dippy about Dinosaurs!'

16 May 2015

Free Admission & Activities

See our Dippy dinosaur exhibition and make dinosaur music at the FREE family workshops (booking advisable) with Scottish Chamber Orchestra musicians


Children's Easter Weekend Bunny Hunt

3 - 6 April 2015

Free admission

Carnegie bunnies will be dressed up in their special Easter outfits! Come find them all and get a sweet treat! 

Artie Trezise & His Singing Kettle!

Saturday, 28 March 2015
11 am

Tickets: adult £2, child £1 can be purchased in advance from the museum

A popular storytelling session for the wee ones

Presentation casket from Dunfermline, Scotland

Carnegie Treasures

27 February - 3 May 2015

Free admission

Our last year's exhibition has been retained due to popular demand

Prepare to be dazzled this autumn when Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum puts on display its greatest treasures!!

This fascinating exhibition that tells the story of Andrew Carnegie's philanthropy through the unique practice of bestowing presentation caskets.



Dippy about Dinosaurs!

Saturday, 28 February
2 - 4pm


Come and craft your own Dippy the Dinosaur - rrrrrooooaaarrrr!

Ages 5+ (children under 5 need to be supervised by an adult)



Golfing Greens

This display offers a glimpse into the early history of golf in America, the impact it had on both sides of the Atlantic, and how a game of golf changed Andrew Carnegie's life forever. 

8 August - 28 September 2014


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Make Your Own Elmo!

A free school holiday weekend workshop for children aged 5+ 

Saturday, 12 April 2014
2 - 4pm 

Sesame Tree Puppets Display

Enjoy the temporary exhibition of the Sesame Tree puppets, courtesy of Sesame Workshop and the Jim Henson Company.
Saturday, 1 March, 2014 - Saturday, 31 May, 2014

A Very Furry Fun Day!

Come and celebrate the new season’s opening on this day packed with FREE events, fun and adventure! 11.30am: Children’s . . .
Saturday, 1 March, 2014 

Weaving Demonstrations

Weaving Demonstrations by Ian Dale of Angus Handloom Weavers take place on the first Friday of the month from April to October. 
Friday, 4 April, 2014 – Friday, 3 October, 2014


Festival of Museums Day

‘Homecoming – To the West, To the West, To the Land of the Free!’ In this year of Homecoming, we are hosting an event . . .
Saturday, 17 May, 2014


Children's Art Exhibition

The exhibition will be open to all Primary Schools in the Dunfermline area to showcase the artistic talents of the local school children.  From 21 June to 17 August


'Wash Day in Cowdenbeath' (1939) by Willie Clarke

It All Began with a Folding Camera

An exhibition by Dunfermline Photographic Association.

The exhibition consists of two parts: photos of the 1930s Dunfermline taken by William (Willie) Clarke; and landscape photography by the winners of Rivers in Fife 2014 competition.

From 2 June to 1 July 2014