The Engine Shed

Because of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Engine Shed is closed until further notice. We look forward to welcoming you back when we can in the future.

The Engine Shed is a place for everyone to learn about Scotland’s built heritage and how to look after it.

We offer a variety of activities for a range of audiences, including hands on activities, drop in craft sessions and demonstrations.

Run by Historic Environment Scotland, the Engine Shed serves as a central hub for building and conservation professionals and the general public. The Engine Shed aims to bring conservation to life and inspire a new generation to look after its heritage. On your visit you can enjoy:

  • Our permanent exhibition looking into traditional building materials and the development of architectural styles in Scotland
  • An Augmented Reality map revealing different layers of information, from the complex geology of Scotland, to climate change effects on our historic buildings
  • Interactive activities covering subjects including corrosion, thermal imaging and 3D scanning
  • A selection of food and drinks from our café
  • An auditorium with 3D 4K capabilities


For opening times please visit our website.

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