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Medieval Construction Science Show

Have you ever wondered how huge castles and abbeys were built? The Medieval Construction Science Show investigates the engineering behind Medieval buildings.

Pupils take part in fun interactive demonstrations as they follow the journey of a block of stone from a quarry to the top of an arch, exploring basic science and technology principles such as gravity, forces, pulleys and arches, along the way.

Shows can be adapted for P4-S1 and last for 50 or 70 minutes.

The Show is delivered at Historic Scotland properties and Science Festivals around the country.

For more information, contact the Bookings Team:

Tel: 0131 652 8155/8156

Get a taste of the action in our short video:

Coming soon:

The Medieval Construction Science show comes to Midlothian! Our show will be running at Rosslyn Chapel from 6th-8th October 2015.  

Contact Rosslyn Chapel for details on 0131 440 2159 or email

Header image Copyright © Dick Raines

Contact us

Learning Services
Historic Scotland
Holyrood Park Educ. Centre
1 Queen’s Drive
Tel: +44 (0)131 652 8155