The Engine Shed is a place for all to learn about Scotland’s built heritage and how to look after it. We offer a variety of activities for a range of audiences, including hands on activities, drop in craft sessions and demonstrations.
2 About the Engine Shed
Scotland’s first dedicated building conservation centre, the Engine Shed, opened on Monday 3 July 2017. Run by Historic Environment Scotland, the Engine Shed serves as a central hub for building and conservation professionals and the general public.
The Engine Shed aims to bring conservation to life and inspire a new generation to look after its heritage. On your visit you can enjoy:
- our permanent exhibition looking into traditional building materials and the development of architectural styles in Scotland
- an Augmented Reality map revealing different layers of information, from the complex geology of Scotland, to climate change effects on our historic buildings
- interactive activities covering subjects including corrosion, thermal imaging and 3D scanning
- a selection of food and beverages from our café
3 How it works
As the hub for building conservation in Scotland, we work closely with colleagues from locations across Scotland, ensuring that the Engine Shed vision is delivered throughout the country.
- city heritage trusts
- building preservation trusts
- training providers
Technical Education and Outreach
Historic Environment Scotland
Telephone: 01786 234 800