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A Nation of Stone

Selected dates from Monday 23 September 2019 to Friday 28 February 2020

Engine Shed

Family friendly, General interest
Least technical
A stonemason sits in an outside yard surrounded by stone

Visit our exhibition that looks at our nation of stone, and learn about who is preserving this distinct and varied heritage for future generations.

Take a look under the microscope and see what's really going on inside stone sites like Melrose Abbey, with our conservation scientists. Find out how our stone conservators rescued one of the most important collections of medieval carved stone - Iona Abbey's towering celtic crosses that marked the original pilgrimage route. 

Learn about Doune Castle's extensive conservation work from the District Works Manager, and how we use traditional skills, methods and materials to conserve and protect our built heritage. 

Discover the all the diverse skills and expertise it takes to conserve our nation of stone.

Free to visit during our opening hours, Monday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm. Please note we will be closed over Christmas.

Select from 123 available dates until Fri 28 Feb 2020

(This calendar is for informational purposes only, please select a date when booking your tickets.)

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