Part of Historic Environment Scotland
Six people pushing sections of a large map together, in the Engine Shed, a space with exposed brick walls and a metal truss roof.

The Engine Shed is open 10am - 4pm, Monday - Saturday

What's On

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. Parking is available at Forthside car park. There are two accessible parking bays for blue badge holders located at the front of the building by the road running parallel to the train station.

We are open from 10am to 4pm, Monday to Saturday.

The Engine Shed, Forthside Way, Stirling, FK8 1QZ


Please note that there will be some disruption to rail services between Larbert and Dunblane from Sunday 14 October to Sunday 21 October, with replacement buses in place.

Please check before you travel and find out more information and updates from Scotrail.


Please note the Engine Shed will be closed to the public on Saturday 27 October 2018 due to routine maintenance.


Conservation in action

Our home exemplifies the contemporary use of traditional materials and sympathetic design and construction. Read about the truly innovative and engaging space that awaits visitors following the restoration and development of the Engine Shed.

The Engine Shed building
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Steel beams from the Engine Shed roof structure
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The Engine Shed building