The website now hosts The Paxton Archive which comprises more than 150 papers and other documents on a wide variety of historical and biographical civil engineering topics written by Professor Roland Paxton over several decades. This important archive is now available at your fingertips right here.
Fourteen members and guests of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Scotland visited the museum on Tuesday 16 May. To read more about the visit click here.
The UK Slide Rule Circle is reaching out to the wider public particularly engineers to let them know of the Circle’s existence and to enable anyone who felt so inclined to join. Many civil engineers of a certain vintage who visit the museum go gooey-kneed at the sight of a slide rule. For those familiar […]
The museum has recently lent a number of objects to South Ayrshire Council Museums and Galleries for an exhibition co-curated with Friends of Seafield House relating to Sir William Arrol. The exhibition is titled Spanning the Centuries: Sir William Arrol’s legacy in Steel, Stone and Culture. To see the media release click here. The exhibition […]
The museum has in its collection a ship’s rudder which was repurposed for use as an engineering anchor plate to secure one of the chains on the Gattonside pedestrian bridge near Melrose. The bridge was opened in 1826 and the rudder dates from that time. The museum has discovered that this rudder, made of malleable […]
Celebrating their 50th Anniversary, seven civil engineering graduates of 1972 visited the museum on 30 June 2022 and were shown round by David McGuigan. The event was organised by The Watt Club, Heriot-Watt University’s alumni association.
Over recent years the museum has taken part in the Edinburgh Doors Open Day event. Unfortunately, because of the Covid-19 pandemic this year’s event has had to be cancelled. The organiser, the Cockburn Society, has decided to promote a virtual event for this year and has asked for contributions from venues in the form of […]