Institution of Civil Engineers Scotland Museum

Heriot-Watt University, William Arrol Building, Riccarton Campus, EH14 4AS

The Institution of Civil Engineers Scotland Museum is home to a collection of over 500 items relating to civil engineering many of which have strong local connections including a number of items relating to the Forth Bridges.

The collection is owned by the Scotland Region of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and under an agreement between the Region and Heriot-Watt University the collection is deposited with the University on loan. You can find out more about the history of the museum here.

The museum is located at Heriot-Watt University’s Edinburgh Campus at Riccarton where most of the items are on display in cabinets in the east crush area of Level 1 of the William Arrol Building and other larger items are placed at other locations both inside and at the west end of the William Arrol Building.

You can view many items from the collection here, which includes items of singular significance in the history of civil engineering. The ICE Scotland Museum also houses material connected to giants of the field, including Thomas Telford,  William Arrol, “The Lighthouse Stevensons” and John Scott Russell.

Until it opens to the public once again to find out more, you are warmly encouraged to take a virtual tour of the museum and, if you look on the right hand side of the page, you will also find a PDF guide you can download explaining further details about the unique collections it houses.

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