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Medieval Construction Science Show

Coming to an abbey or castle near you soon!

Fun science for schools! Historic Scotland’s Medieval Construction Science Show will be visiting Historic Scotland properties and Science Festivals around the country.

Get a taste of the action in our new video:

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.

Shows last for 50 or 70 minutes and will run at these sites on the following dates.

Caerlaverock Castle:     7 & 8 May 2015
Cardoness Castle:12 & 13 May 2015
Holyrood Park:12, 13, 14 May (shows at 10.00am & 12.30pm & include a Ranger led walk)
Huntly Castle2, 3, 4, 5 June

Shows at 10.00am, 11.20am & 1.00pm unless otherwise stated.

Shows are FREE but must be booked in advance. Bookings will be allocated on a first come basis. Contact the Learning Services Team to book a slot or for more information.

Tel: 0131 652 8155/8156

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