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Medieval Construction Science Show comes to Newark Castle

15 June 2011



If you have ever visited a huge castle or cathedral and wondered how on earth it was built, then you should come along to Newark Castle this Saturday, 18th June.

               Newark Castle

For one day only, from 10:00  –  4:00 pm, the interactive Medieval Construction Show, hosted by Historic Scotland, will give you the answers.

The event is part of Glasgow Science Festival and will tell the journey of a block of stone from quarry to the top of an arch. Be warned, the event involves audience participation!  

Fiona Davidson, Education Officer at Historic Scotland said: ‘‘This is an exciting opportunity for Historic Scotland to partner with Glasgow Science Festival to present the historic side of engineering and attract a new audience to the Science Festival.

“We are looking forward to showing the important role Historic Scotland plays in the conservation and preservation of historic buildings.  We have a wealth of beautiful historic buildings in Scotland which are a key part of our heritage and history and this is a great way for the public to find out how they were built – and why they are still standing!.”

Debbie McNeill, Glasgow Science Festival’s Programme Manager added:  “It is great to have Historic Scotland participating in this year’s Glasgow Science Festival.  They bring an unusual dimension to the event by presenting the ‘historic’ side of science and technology which we hope will attract even more people along to the programme of events on offer.”

The science show is free when paying entry to Newark Castle and will be running throughout the day.

Admission:  Adults £4.00, Child £2.40, Concessions £3.20.

Free to Historic Scotland members.

Notes for editors

  • Historic Scotland is an executive agency of the Scottish Government charged with safeguarding the nation’s historic environment. The agency is fully accountable to Scottish Ministers and through them to the Scottish Parliament.


For further information


Jennifer Johnston-Watt
Communications and Media Officer
Communications and Media
0131 668 8070 or 07827 956 866
jennifer.johnstonwatt@scotland.gsi.gov.uk