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

Metal can be found in all types of traditional buildings in Scotland, used in lots of different ways, from structural frames in industrial warehouses to window frames and rainwater goods (like gutters) in homes. 

Put on some gloves and learn traditional metal casting skills as you cast your own small object, or try your hand at a traditional coin striking technique. Do you have what it takes to be a metal 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

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

  • Metal casting suitable for 8+ 

  • Coin striking 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 24 August 2019 a 1:00 pm 2 Hours 30 mins Engine Shed
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