A Nation of Stone

Discover the all the diverse skills and expertise it takes to conserve our nation of stone at this exhibition in The Engine Shed!

A Nation of Stone

About A Nation of Stone

Visit our exhibition that looks at our nation of stone, and learn about who is preserving this distinct and varied heritage for future generations.

Take a look under the microscope and see what's really going on inside stone sites like Melrose Abbey, with our conservation scientists. Find out how our stone conservators rescued one of the most important collections of medieval carved stone - Iona Abbey's towering celtic crosses that marked the original pilgrimage route.

Learn about Doune Castle's extensive conservation work from the District Works Manager, and how we use traditional skills, methods and materials to conserve and protect our built heritage.

Discover the all the diverse skills and expertise it takes to conserve our nation of stone.

Free - drop in during opening hours

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Guided Building Tours - POSTPONED

Selected dates between 6th June 2020 - 5th December 2020

Join us for a free guided tour of The Engine Shed, Scotland’s dedicated building conservation centre, and learn all about our traditional building!
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Relaxed Visiting Hours - POSTPONED

Selected dates between 13th June 2020 - 14th November 2020

Our Relaxed Visiting Hours are a time for young people with autism to explore and enjoy our conservation centre.
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Explore The Engine Shed with Deaf tour guide John Hay, whose BSL tour will be translated into English by interpreter Linda Duncan.
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Join us at The Engine Shed for our exciting under 5’s sessions, through creative play in a fun, child-led and sometimes messy environment!
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