Pittencrieff House was built in 1610 and heightened in 1731. Here you can begin to discover among other things, the history of ‘Dunfermline Toon’.
From the outside you can see that Pittencrieff House was once a private residence. It was a home for nearly 300 years to a number of owners until Andrew Carnegie bought the grounds in 1903. He never lived in the house though, and eventually gave it to the citizens of Dunfermline.
Now it is home to a fully accessible exhibition called ‘Magic of the Glen’ on the ground floor. Come and find out how Pittencrieff Park came to be – it’s a story involving fossils and furry creatures covering 350 million years!
Children can hunt for ‘Calum the cartoon cockroach’ whose ancestors lived at the time when coal was still growing here in tropical swamps. ‘Magic of the Glen’ also features fabulous photographs of the buildings in Pittencrieff Park and people at play.
The 3D ‘touchy’ model of the Glen shows just what a dramatic landscape this is. A free self-guided walk leaflet is available from the Museum.
The Museum is managed by Fife Cultural Trust on behalf of Fife Council. Click here for more information on Pittencrieff House Museum including opening times and disabled access.
You can download our “History” and “Culture” leaflets below.