Join us for lime day, part of our Master Builders programme, where families can get hands-on with the materials used to conserve Scotland's traditional buildings.

Lime has been used in traditional buildings for thousands of years. It acts like a cushion between the stones or bricks of a building, and help buildings to 'breathe' and keep dry.  

Learn the traditional skills of working with lime. Get scientific and take part in an experiment with limestone, see chemistry in action in quicklime 'slaking', or try your hand at lime plastering. Do you have what it takes to be a lime worker?

Don't forget to pick up your Master Builder Log Book and to collect a stamp each time you visit to become a Master Builder!

Master Builders take place on the fourth Saturday of the month (term time only).

Additional information

This activity may get messy. Please wear appropriate clothing. We provide the appropriate personal protective equipment for all of our activities (for example masks, safety glasses and gloves).

Please note

Activities suitable for ages 7+. Parental/guardian supervision is required for the duration of the activity.


During the course of public events we may take photographs for use on our website or other promotional material. This would be done under the lawful basis of legitimate interests. 

For any photographs of individual children we will ask for your consent. If you have any questions about this please speak to the photographer, or see our privacy notice.

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Starts Duration Location Contact
Saturday 28 September 2019 a 1:00 pm 2 Hours 30 mins Engine Shed
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