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Microscopic Masterpieces

Monday 14 October 2019 to Saturday 19 October 2019

Engine Shed

Family friendly, General interest
Least technical
Member of staff at The Engine Shed with a boy using a microscope to look at a stone

Scotland is a nation made of sandstone, slate, marble, gneiss, schist, granite and all other types of stone. This rich variety has built our heritage, from the red sandstone of Melrose Abbey, to the schist of Iona. 

Our conservation scientists are one of many experts within Historic Environment Scotland who help to conserve our stone structures for future generations, using cutting edge technology. 

Get hands on with part of the scientist's toolkit. Use a microscope to explore stone samples around the Engine Shed and take inspiration from what you see to create your own Microscopic Masterpiece using ink and water.

Suitable for ages 7+

Select from 4 available dates until Sat 19 Oct 2019

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