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Dalkeith Corn Exchange

The event will take place over three days, 11th, 12th and 13th October 2016.

Local schools will be invited to participate in some of the workshop sessions so they can gain an appreciation of the buildings history and understanding of how the building was repaired and restored using traditional building techniques and materials.

There will be three workshops for the schools:

  • The Corn Exchange roof: a timber double hammer beam Victoria timber roof. A study has been carried out with models by architecture students from Edinburgh University. School children will be able to handle the models and do some interactive work to understand the structure of the roof.
  • Renewable energy in a traditional building. The design team for the building will demonstrate how renewable energy has been incorporated into the building – ground source heat pump and PV panels. Models and interactive work
  • Traditional building techniques: This will be hands on demonstration and participation with traditional building materials and techniques i.e. natural slate, stone, lime mortar.       This will facilitated by Edinburgh College.

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Build It! Adventures with Lego Bricks

LEGO® is more than a toy. It makes architects, sculptors and storytellers of us all.

This spring, renowned brick artist, Warren Elsmore and his team display some of their most beautiful and intricate mini-buildings and models in our Grand Gallery. To add to the set, they will also be on-site, building a special three metre model of our very own museum.

But don’t let them have all the fun. Join us for some hands-on LEGO® brick activities from February till April. Get creative in the Builders’ Yard, help us make a special sculpture of one of our most-loved museum objects, or build your own masterpiece.