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.
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 […]
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 […]
Oldest Piece of Marine Ironwork Anywhere?
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 […]
ICE Scotland Museum joins ArtUK
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.
Visit by ASCE members
David McGuigan shows ASCE members Paul Giroux and Dan McQueen some of the surveying instruments during their visit of 5 August 2022.
Watt Club Visit: 50th Anniversary
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.
Laigh Milton Viaduct Conservation Project
A film by Peter Longman chronicling the conservation work undertaken from its start in July 1995 up to the opening ceremony on 29 October 1996. This viaduct on the Kilmarnock & Troon Railway, believed to be the world’s oldest on a public railway, was the work of leading civil engineer William Jessop. The double-track, horse-operated […]
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.
The Erskine Bridge
The building of the Erskine Road Bridge (1972). The film is available to view in the Moving Image Archive of the National Library of Scotland at https://movingimage.nls.uk/film/2208 National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive (21 mins).