The Paxton Archive

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.


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UK Slide Rule Circle

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 […]


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Spanning the Centuries: Sir William Arrol’s legacy in Steel, Stone and Culture

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 […]


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Virtual Tour Video

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 […]


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