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An adult and a child smiling while trying out a thermal imaging exhibit at the Engine Shed

[Postponed] Thermal Detectives

Monday 6 April 2020 to Friday 10 April 2020

Engine Shed

Family friendly

Least technical

Event Description

In light of updated Scottish Government advice regarding Coronavirus we have taken the decision to postpone this event until further notice. If you would like to keep up to date about our events please sign up to our newsletter.

Come along during the holidays to learn about how scientists use thermal cameras to find issues in historic buildings by looking at temperature. 

Using thermal cameras, they can see things they would not be able to see with their own eyes. They can spot problems like cold drafts and dampness in stones. This helps them plan how to best repair traditional buildings and make them more energy efficient.

At our free event, become a Thermal Detective by using a thermal camera to see if you can spot the differences in temperature here at the Engine Shed! Once you have had a look, create your own thermal image using marbling inks and paper.

Please note:

  • parts of this activity may get messy
  • please wear appropriate clothing
  • suitable for ages 6+ and parental/guardian supervision is required for the duration of the activity

Select from 5 available dates until Fri 10 Apr 2020

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