Abbot House Heritage Centre
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: 16th century fresco
Abbot House was one of only a few stone buildings in Dunfermline in the early 17th century, a fact which enabled it to survive a devastating fire in 1624. Curiously, the name 'Abbot House' or 'The Abbot's House' was not used to describe the property until the 19th century.
Objects recovered during archaeological investigations on the site are on display, including Rhennish pottery, a medieval ear spoon for cleaning wax out of ears, and a French jeton, or counting disc used for performing calculations and as a gambling token.
Abbot House combines a cafe, traditional brew house, and gift shop within the walls of a 16th-century house. The house is unmissable, with its coral-pink harled exterior.
NOTE: Abbot House is currently closed. Ownership has been transferred to the Carnegie Dunfermline Trust.
About Abbot House Heritage Centre
Address: Maygate, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, KY12 7NE
Attraction Type: Museum
Location: next to Dunfermline Abbey
OS: NT090 874
Photo Credit: Paul McIlroy, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Dunfermline Abbey and Palace - 0.1 miles (Abbey)
Andrew Carnegie Birthplace - 0.3 miles (Museum)
Dunfermline Museum - 0.3 miles (Museum)
Pittencrieff House Museum - 0.3 miles (Museum)
Blackness Castle - 5.1 miles (Castle)
Hopetoun House - 5.3 miles (Historic House)
Dalgety, St Bridget's Kirk - 5.4 miles (Historic Church)
House of the Binns - 6.2 miles (Historic House)
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