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Museum Re-opens

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.


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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).


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John Rennie and the Bell Rock Lighthouse

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 […]


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Virtual Tour of the Museum 2020

This video comprises a virtual tour of the museum and focuses on some of the objects held in the collection. It was prepared as part of a virtual doors open day following a request by the organisers of the Edinburgh Doors Open Open Day 2020 which had to be cancelled because of COVID-19 restrictions.


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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 vitual event for this year and has asked for contributions from venues in the form of […]


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