Castle Construction

Come along to the Engine Shed this Easter holiday and learn all about castle construction! Suitable for ages 7+.

Castle Construction

About Castle Construction

Learn all about castle construction this Easter holiday.

Castles are some of Scotland's biggest, most important buildings. It took a lot of skill to construct them, including teams of quarrymen, carpenters, stonemasons, blacksmiths, and labourers.

They didn't have the machinery or tools of today to help them, and during the Medieval period, castles were built using equipment like pulleys and simple wood or stone tools.

Become medieval quarrymen, builders and stonemasons for the day. Find out the easiest way to transport the stone needed to build your castle. Figure out how to get the sand the builders needed for the mortar to the top of the castle where they were working.

Discover how different castle construction was from today!

Please note: Activity suitable for ages 7+. Parental/guardian supervision is required for the duration of the activity.

Additional information: We'll provide all the materials you'll need.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Castle Construction are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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