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 […]
The ICE Scotland Museum has joined ArtUK and a small number of the items in our collection have been listed. To read our story click here.
David McGuigan shows ASCE members Paul Giroux and Dan McQueen some of the surveying instruments during their visit of 5 August 2022.
The museum has re-opened following the Covid-19 restrictions. Visitors area asked to wear masks, adopt 1 metre separation and follow any direction markings. Members of the public can visit independently or, if preferred, request a guided tour. More details on the home page.
Today the museum has opened a twitter account. Follow us at @icescotmuseum
The museum was founded in 1971 and this year we celebrate 50 years of activity.
At present because of Covid-19 the Museum remains closed. We hope that we will be open again later in the year.
The credit for the design and erection of the Bell Rock Lighthouse has been generally attributed to Stevenson, not Rennie. In a paper prepared by Professor Roland Paxton from contemporary documents, he sheds new light on the relationship between Rennie and Stevenson. It suggests Rennie’s design changes and site superintendence were pivotal in the construction […]
We regret that due to the current Covid-19 pandemic the museum remains closed at present.
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 vitual event for this year and has asked for contributions from venues in the form of […]