Part of Historic Environment Scotland
The interior of the Engine Shed with the staff pushing together the large-scale map used as part of their augmented reality activity.

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, our building will be getting a little TLC on the below date and will be closed all day:

Thursday 13 December

We will be closed for Christmas from 12pm on Friday 21 December until 10am on Monday 7 January.


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