Doors Open Days Glasgow

Scotland's annual Doors Open Days festival gives you free access to lots of fascinating buildings across Glasgow! This year's event will be held between the 10th and 16th September!

Doors Open Days Glasgow

About Doors Open Days Glasgow

Glasgow's Doors Open Days event 'Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival' takes place over a week in September with a programme of open buildings, walks, talks, tours, special events and children's activities.

Now in its 29th year, Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival returns to throw open the doors of the city in celebration of Glasgow’s architecture, culture and heritage. Come along 10-16th September to get behind the scenes in some of Glasgow’s iconic historic buildings as well as working factories, breweries, theatres and more. With a whole new programme, featuring hundreds of open buildings, walks, talks, tours, exhibitions, special events and children’s activities, the city is yours to explore!

Doors Open Days is a national event run by the Scottish Civic Trust. Information about the national programme, including event listings, can be found at www.doorsopendays.org.uk. Doors Open Days, along with Scottish Archaeology Month take place throughout Scotland and are part of European Heritage Days – an initiative which promotes a sense of community and a “common heritage” throughout the continent.

2018 Programme Highlights
The Cloud Water Zen Centre
Opened in 2017 for people of any faith or belief. It offers a space for quiet meditation and reflection, set in an impressive 8 storey red sandstone building in the heart of Glasgow city centre.

Dear Green Coffee Roasters
Dear Green Coffee Roasters are based in Glasgow’s East End. In this two-hour tour learn about the origins of coffee and hear Norry from Lost Glasgow spill the beans about the history of Glasgow’s coffee houses.

The Old Pumphouse, Clydeside Distillery
The first dedicated, single malt whisky distillery to be built in Glasgow for over a century. Come down to Queens Dock and watch Glasgow's stills flow once again. Learn more about the birth of the whisky industry and join a tour around the distillery.

TALK – Women’s History of Garnethill
Karen Mailley-Watt & Rachael Purse, aka the 'History Girls' will discuss the women who have shaped Garnethill. A lively talk on woman's lives; from artists, business owners to staff at The Glasgow School of Art.

WORKSHOP - Roti Making at the Glasgow Gurdwara
Come down to the Glasgow Gurdwara kitchen to learn the art of roti making!
TOUR - Home Front Walk Glasgow Buildings in Wartime 1939-1945: Explore Glasgow city centre transformed by the culture of war: shelters, sandbags, sirens, the blackout, emergency water tanks, mobile canteens, allied soldiers, wartime entertainment and visiting dignitaries.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Doors Open Days Glasgow are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

Days Out Events you might like...

Roller Disco
Roller Disco
21st September 2018
RollerStop Roller Rink, Glasgow South Side
Grab the kids, get your skates on and enjoy a family friendly disco at the Rollerstop Roller Rink!
Make Do and Grow Big Birthday Bash!
Make Do and Grow Big Birthday Bash!
22nd September 2018
Make Do & Grow, Glasgow South Side
Join Make Do and Grow celebrate their first birthday with a full day of FREE drop-in party crafts and party games at their Big Birthday Bash on September 22nd!
Blue Light Festival
Blue Light Festival
22nd Sep 2018 - 23rd Sep 2018
Riverside Museum, Glasgow West End
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World Peace Public Meditation
World Peace Public Meditation
21st September 2018
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow City Centre
Join The Wee Retreat at The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on September 21st to celebrate and acknowledge International Day of Peace 2018!
Saying Goodbye Service Glasgow
Saying Goodbye Service Glasgow
22nd September 2018
Glasgow Cathedral, Glasgow City Centre
A Saying Goodbye Service is being held at Glasgow Cathedral on September 22nd for anyone who has lost a baby in pregnancy, at birth or in early years.
Big Green Weekend BioBlitz Bonanza
Big Green Weekend BioBlitz Bonanza
22nd September 2018
Glasgow Botanic Gardens, Glasgow West End
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Design Events you might like...

Tours of The Mackintosh House
Tours of The Mackintosh House
20th September 2018
Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, Glasgow West End
Enjoy a 30 minute guided tour of The Mackintosh House, a meticulous re-assemblage of the principal interiors of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife's Glasgow home.
Tours of The Mackintosh House
Tours of The Mackintosh House
21st September 2018
Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, Glasgow West End
Enjoy a 30 minute guided tour of The Mackintosh House, a meticulous re-assemblage of the principal interiors of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife's Glasgow home.
Stencilling Mackintosh Discovery Day
Stencilling Mackintosh Discovery Day
21st September 2018
The Lansdowne House of Stencils, Glasgow West End
Enjoy a day in Glasgow, discovering Mackintosh turn of the century stencilling and practising your brush skills with Elisabeth Viguie Culshaw!
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Family and Kids Events you might like...

Scott Pilgrim
Scott Pilgrim
20th September 2018
Blackfriars, Glasgow City Centre
Bekind Rewind Cinema Club presents a screening of Scott Pilgrim vs The World at Blackfriars on September 20th, raising funds for Tribe Animal Sanctuary!
Drawing and Painting Studio - Maryhill Art Group
Drawing and Painting Studio - Maryhill Art Group
20th September 2018
The Maryhill Hub, Glasgow West End
Join the Drawing and Painting Studio for their Maryhill Art Group - great for beginners and anyone with creativity!
Toddler Tuesdays & Thursdays
Toddler Tuesdays & Thursdays
20th September 2018
The Tall Ship at Riverside, Glasgow West End
Song, rhymes, puppets, music, games and imaginative play... it's Toddler Tuesdays & Thursdays onboard The Tall Ship!
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History Events you might like...

Tours of The Mackintosh House
Tours of The Mackintosh House
20th September 2018
Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, Glasgow West End
Enjoy a 30 minute guided tour of The Mackintosh House, a meticulous re-assemblage of the principal interiors of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife's Glasgow home.
Historic Tours of Glasgow University
Historic Tours of Glasgow University
20th September 2018
The University of Glasgow, Glasgow West End
Join a Historic Tour of Glasgow University the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world!
Tours of The Mackintosh House
Tours of The Mackintosh House
21st September 2018
Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, Glasgow West End
Enjoy a 30 minute guided tour of The Mackintosh House, a meticulous re-assemblage of the principal interiors of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife's Glasgow home.
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Learning Events you might like...

Drawing & Painting Studio
Drawing & Painting Studio
20th September 2018
House for an Art Lover, Glasgow South Side
Build the skills and techniques to create original work in watercolours, oils or acrylics at House for an Art Lover!
3 Day Beginners Sewing Class
3 Day Beginners Sewing Class
21st September 2018
Sew Confident Glasgow, Glasgow West End
Learn how to sew or get back into sewing after a long break with this three day beginners course from Sew Confident!
Working with Wood - Sculpture and Structure with Tim Sandys
Working with Wood - Sculpture and Structure with Tim Sandys
22nd September 2018
Glasgow Sculpture Studio, Glasgow North
Join Tim Sandys at Glasgow Sculpture Studios for 'Working with Wood - Sculpture and Structure' and learn essential wood workshop practices for making contemporary sculpture.
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Nature Events you might like...

Celebrating International Peace Day
Celebrating International Peace Day
21st September 2018
Castlemilk Park, Glasgow South Side
Listen to stories and help decorate the trees in the stable gardens as Castlemilk Park celebrates International Peace Day!
Big Green Weekend BioBlitz Bonanza
Big Green Weekend BioBlitz Bonanza
22nd September 2018
Glasgow Botanic Gardens, Glasgow West End
Celebrate the diverse and welcoming place that Glasgow truly is, and get up close and personal to local wildlife at the Big Green Weekend BioBlitz Bonanza in the Botanic Gardens on September 22nd!
Litter Picking & Pond Diving Day
Litter Picking & Pond Diving Day
22nd September 2018
Queens Park Arena, Glasgow South Side
Bring your wellies and your friends and join in the clean up at Queens Park Arena on Saturday 22nd September!
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Photography Events you might like...

Castlemilk Park Photo Walking Club
Castlemilk Park Photo Walking Club
8th October 2018
Castlemilk Park, Glasgow South Side
Come along to Castlemilk Park on the second Monday of each month with your camera for an educational Photo Walk!
The Photo Experience - Understand Your Camera Workshop
The Photo Experience - Understand Your Camera Workshop
12th October 2018
The Oak Tree Gallery, Helensburgh
The Photo Experience hold regular photography workshops join them at The Oak Tree Gallery, Helensburgh on October 12th for their Understand Your Camera Workshop!
Exhibition: La mode et ses codes vestimentaires
Exhibition: La mode et ses codes vestimentaires
15th Oct 2018 - 21st Dec 2018
Alliance Francaise de Glasgow, Glasgow West End
Each year, the Fondation Alliance Française runs an international photography competition within its worldwide network of Alliances Françaises.
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Talks and Lectures Events you might like...

Tours of The Mackintosh House
Tours of The Mackintosh House
20th September 2018
Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, Glasgow West End
Enjoy a 30 minute guided tour of The Mackintosh House, a meticulous re-assemblage of the principal interiors of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife's Glasgow home.
Tours of The Mackintosh House
Tours of The Mackintosh House
21st September 2018
Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, Glasgow West End
Enjoy a 30 minute guided tour of The Mackintosh House, a meticulous re-assemblage of the principal interiors of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife's Glasgow home.
Introduction to Marxism Series: What is Capitalism?
Introduction to Marxism Series: What is Capitalism?
22nd September 2018
iCafe Merchant City, Glasgow City Centre
Come join the Marxist Reading Group for the latest discussion in their Introduction to Marxism Series, What is Capitalism?
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Tour Events you might like...

Tours of The Mackintosh House
Tours of The Mackintosh House
20th September 2018
Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, Glasgow West End
Enjoy a 30 minute guided tour of The Mackintosh House, a meticulous re-assemblage of the principal interiors of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife's Glasgow home.
Historic Tours of Glasgow University
Historic Tours of Glasgow University
20th September 2018
The University of Glasgow, Glasgow West End
Join a Historic Tour of Glasgow University the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world!
Tours of The Mackintosh House
Tours of The Mackintosh House
21st September 2018
Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, Glasgow West End
Enjoy a 30 minute guided tour of The Mackintosh House, a meticulous re-assemblage of the principal interiors of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife's Glasgow home.
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