Car and coach parking
Visitors travelling to the Engine Shed by car and coach can use the public car park approximately 350m away for a small charge. There are 20+ accessible parking bays available and electric charging points.
Additionally, facing the Engine Shed's entrance there are two parking spaces offering free parking for Blue Badge holders. These can be located on the road running parallel to the railway line.
Approach to site
The Engine Shed is 350m from Forthside car park close to Vue and Frankie & Bennys, along tarmac paths with some raised kerbs.
Visitors arriving from Stirling train station should turn left on exiting the station and cross a bridge that has a lift at either end to allow step-free access. The route to the Engine Shed is then about 150m long on level pavements with dropped kerb crossings.
The Engine Shed entrance and its interior are on the level. There is an induction loop in the reception area and theatre.
There is a fully accessible toilet near to the reception area.
Assistance dogs are welcome:
- at all Historic Environment Scotland locations
- within roofed areas
Keep Safe Place
We provide a ‘Keep Safe’ place to come to for anyone in the community who is feeling lost, frightened, distressed or who has been a victim of crime.
We are part of an established network of Keep Safe Places within communities across Scotland. All Keep Safe Premises are screened by Police Scotland and our trained staff are available to offer assistance.
Visitors with autism
Preparing for your visit
We have developed a visual story to help you prepare for your visit. You can download it as a PDF [2.1KB] or a powerpoint [1.2KB].
Have a look at our pre-visit visual story so you know what to expect when you arrive:Visual Story PDF Visual Story Powerpoint
Relaxed visiting hours
Our relaxed visiting hours are a time for young people with autism to explore and enjoy our conservation centre.
During these times adjustments will be made to lighting and sound, and a quiet space with sensory toys will be available.
Relaxed Visiting Hours take place on the second Saturday of the month (excluding September).