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 […]
We regret that due to the current Covid-19 pandemic the museum is still currently closed.
We have added an archive of slides from various public lectures by Professor Roland Paxton.
As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic the Edinburgh Doors Open Day which was scheduled for the last weekend in September has been cancelled. We hope to take part again next year.