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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

Talking Shops - A History of Scotland’s Shopfronts

Talking Shops - A History of Scotland’s Shopfronts

26th February 2018
This a one day seminar at The Engine Shed on 26th February will launch their new exhibition 'Talking Shops'.
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!
Easter Antics at The Engine Shed

Easter Antics at The Engine Shed

2nd April 2018 - 13th April 2018
There's something for all ages at The Engine Shed free workshops over the Easter Holidays.
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.

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Popular Events

The Proclaimers
The Proclaimers have announced they will be touring the UK & Ireland this year and will play Stirling Albert Halls on 14th December!
Easter Antics at The Engine Shed
There's something for all ages at The Engine Shed free workshops over the Easter Holidays.
Japan Week 2018
Join us at The University of Stirling for Japan Week, an exciting programme of events dedicated to Japanese culture.
InBusiness - Breakfast networking & Motivation
Come along to STEP and Stirling County Rugby Football Club's Business event for a chance to meet with fellow businesses in an informal networking setting.
Earth Building at the Engine Shed
Come along to a weekend of fun earth building and other vernacular traditions at The Engine Shed on 25th and 26th May!