Part of Historic Environment Scotland
Sketches of building designs lying on top of a table

Copying Machines

Monday 29 July 2019 to Saturday 3 August 2019

Engine Shed

Family friendly

Least technical

Event Description

Being able to copy objects, artefacts, or even buildings, is incredibly important in conservation and heritage. From copying drawings of standing stones to laser scanning entire buildings, copying technology is helping to make sure our traditional buildings survive and thrive. 

Scottish engineer and inventor James Watt created two machines for copying statues – one for scale copies and the other for full size replicas. Find out how to enlarge and reduce designs from the Historic Environment Scotland photo archive using a tool called a pantograph. Then, you can sculpt your design to bring it to life.

Additional information: Suitable for ages 6+

Please note: Parental/guardian supervision is required for the duration of the activity.

Select from 6 available dates until Sat 03 Aug 2019

(This calendar is for informational purposes only, please select a date when booking your tickets.)