The Engine Shed

The Engine Shed

About The Engine Shed

NA Forthside Way, Stirling FK8 2BY
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A place to explore your built heritage

Our built heritage tells countless stories: of the people who built them, lived in them and used them. We passionately believe our built heritage should be explored, understood and looked after to ensure they last for future generations. On our website and at our Stirling centre you will find everything from advice on how to look after traditional buildings to details of upcoming events being planned by the Engine Shed team.

What to expect

At the Engine Shed, you can explore the stories of the structures all around you from our free to visit centre in central Stirling. Our interactive exhibits, 3D theatre, augmented reality experiences and hands-on activities bring Scotland’s built heritage to life. Spend a day getting to grips with our interactive exhibits, enjoy activities for all ages, or sign up for a masterclass or workshop to help develop your skills.

Visitors can reach us easily by road or rail, and our imposing landmark of a building is clearly visible from both bus and train station. Edinburgh Airport is only 40 minutes away.

Upcoming Events at The Engine Shed

Exhibition: Talking Shops

Exhibition: Talking Shops

26th February 2018 - 22nd June 2018
Come along to the Engine Shed's new exhibition 'Talking Shops' exploring traditional shop fronts in all their glory!
Earth and Vernacular Buildings

Earth and Vernacular Buildings

24th May 2018
This one day seminar at The Engine Shed will explore the local materials and skills used to make Scotland's historic rural houses.
Earth Building at the Engine Shed

Earth Building at the Engine Shed

25th May 2018 - 26th May 2018
Come along to a weekend of fun earth building and other vernacular traditions at The Engine Shed on 25th and 26th May!
Careers Fair

Careers Fair

8th June 2018 - 9th June 2018
Interested in a career in conservation, heritage or traditional crafts? Come along to speak to HES staff and find out how to take the first steps to a new career.
Technical Conservation Summer School at The Engine Shed

Technical Conservation Summer School at The Engine Shed

11th June 2018 - 15th June 2018
This week-long course provides a complete introduction to the principles of conservation and traditional building materials and skills.
Skills and Thrills

Skills and Thrills

2nd July 2018 - 18th August 2018
Join us at The Engine Shed throughout the summer holidays for workshops relating to traditional building skills and materials.
Heavy Metal at the Engine Shed

Heavy Metal at the Engine Shed

28th September 2018 - 29th September 2018
Join us at the Engine Shed for demonstrations of blacksmithing, casting and other metalcrafts on 28th & 29th September.
Digifest!

Digifest!

8th October 2018 - 20th October 2018
The Engine Shed is running it's first digital festival highlighting the latest recording techniques for documenting our historic buildings.

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