Abbot House offers an interactive programme for visiting school groups that centres on archaeology and object handling, and which directly engages with Learning Outcomes set out by the Curriculum for Excellence. We are proud to welcome visiting school groups free of charge.



Set within the barrel-vaulted workshops and kitchens of the medieval building, Abbot House Garden Café specialises in casual Scottish food, with an emphasis on home-baking and a dedication to sourcing the freshest local ingredients. We are proud to support suppliers from across Fife.



Abbot Brew House has returned the traditional art of brewing to the Abbey precinct of the historic town of Dunfermline. In the 17th-century-style brew house, where beers are brewed to historic recipes, visitors can experience the brewing process first hand, and enjoy ‘a taste of history’!

Welcome to Abbot House

With its distinctive coral-pink harled exterior and lovely medieval garden, Abbot House is an unmissable visitor experience at the centre of Dunfermline’s fine heritage quarter. Visit the 16th-century fresco and working brew house, lunch in the barrel-vaulted café on local produce, and pick up wonderful gifts (including cards, locally-made pottery, and Scottish crafts from Art Room 59) in our shop.

Abbot House is fully licensed, disabled accessible on the ground floor, and is dog-friendly. Abbot House is proud to have won silver awards in the Fife and Scottish National Business Diversity Awards 2013, and is an equal-opportunity employer. Admission to Abbot House, Abbot House Garden Café, and Abbot Brew House is free, but we welcome donations to help support the preservation of this wonderful building and community heritage hub.

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