Come along to the Engine Shed this summer to explore your built heritage in a completely new way!
Investigate buildings across the country using our augmented reality app, find out how we're digitally documenting our heritage and use our interactive resources to investigate buildings and the materials that make them.
Every week this summer, we'll have a different building-related theme for our drop in activity sessions, talks and demonstrations. Drop in sessions will take place 11am – 12pm and 2pm – 4pm every day. Talks will take place on Tuesdays 5pm – 6pm. Places at our talks should be booked in advance, using the contact information below.
Introducing the Engine Shed (3 – 8 July)
Transport yourself to another place with our VR headsets and create your own carved masterpiece from soap. Embrace your inner geek and join a tour of the Engine Shed, or sign up for a talk from our Director of Conservation to hear more about the bringing this building back to life.
We Love Metal (10 - 15 July)
Join in our moulding and casting workshop… with marzipan and chocolate! Hear our metal experts talk about decorative ironwork or take part in our photo competition on decorative ironwork in Stirling.
Fired Earth Week (17 - 22 July)
Develop your bricklaying skills to build mini walls in our drop in workshops, explore your creative side experimenting with different bonds and patterns.
Science of Stone (24 - 29 July)
Get up close and personal with stone! Use our microscopes to look at different samples, carve your own creation from stone and meet our scientists and stonemasons to hear more about their work.
Glass Week (31 July - 5 August)
Make a ‘stained glass’ creation or create your own masterpiece with glass painting. Hear about the art of stained glass and what’s involved with its conservation.
Science and Technology Week (7 - 12 August)
Find out about the work of our digital team and be transported across the world with our virtual reality headsets.
Vernacular Traditions Week (14 - 19 August)
Investigate our vernacular heritage and the materials, skills and traditions which created it.
Programme subject to change.