Part of Historic Environment Scotland

Opening Times and Facilities

We're closed until further notice

Because of Coronavirus (COVID-19), we're closed until further notice. We look forward to welcoming you back when we can in the future. 

Explore our online events and exhibitions from home.

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You’ll be spoiled for choice by our café menu, featuring toasted deli sandwiches, soups, cakes and more.

You can also buy coffee, tea and cold drinks, to sit in or to take away.

We don't stock single use disposable cups or soup containers. If you're looking for a takeaway soup or drink please help us reduce waste and protect the environment by bringing your own reusable.

By bringing your own reusable cup, you'll get a 25p discount on all hot drinks from our café.


A range of gifts designed exclusively for the Engine Shed are available to buy in our shop. You can also purchase copies of our publications.


Visitors will have free access to our public Wi-Fi network, making it easy to stay connected while at the Engine Shed.

Group rest space

Our indoor lunch area can accommodate up to 35 people. You can ask to book the group rest space when booking a group visit.

Photography and filming

Images, footage or sound recording taken for personal use on a smartphone or small handheld equipment will generally not require permission from Historic Environment Scotland.

Permission will be required if the photography, filming or sound recording:

  • is for public broadcast whether on TV, radio or online
  • is for commercial purposes
  • is for students/school children for educational projects
  • requires excessive equipment, e.g. full-size tripod(s), lighting stand(s), electric cables and/or significant number of crew

The length of time required to plan the activity and issue permissions will vary based on the details and complexity of the proposal, but please allow for at least 10 working days.

You can find more information on our filming guidance and how to apply.

Images and/or footage taken using a UAV (drone) or kite will not be permitted without prior consent. 

Find out about UAV filming.


Find out about car and coach parking.


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