The Castle Exhibition
An overview of Stirling Castle, telling its story from the earliest times to the present day.[Left] Jo Buckberry from Bradford University’s Anthropology Research Centre[Right] Facial reconstruction of skeleton
The exhibition focuses on key events and personalities in the castle’s long history, from around 840 to 1964 and beyond. Key themes include:
The Castle’s Artists
Find out about John Slezer, artillery engineer and draughtsman, whose 17th-century illustrations of the castle provide essential information on its history.
And learn about Jane Ferrier, who turned Robert Burns’s head, and later drew the Stirling Heads, creating an invaluable record of these unique oak carvings.
The exhibition is housed in vaults accessed via the Queen Anne Garden. Known as casemates, they were built as part of the castle’s massive Outer Defences in 1708–14.