Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival 2017

The Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival gives you free access to lots of fascinating buildings across the city!

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Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival 2017
About Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival 2017

Explore Glasgow and get behind the scenes at this annual architecture and built heritage festival which will be taking place across Glasgow 11th – 17th September 2017.

Glasgow Doors Open Days celebrates the buildings, streets, parks, architecture, history and people of the city with over 100 buildings opening their doors and a packed programme of walks, tours, talks, special events and children's activities.

The best bit? It's all FREE!

Highlights


BUILDINGS
The Anchor Line

Built as the high-class booking office for passengers travelling on the Anchor Line from Glasgow to New York, the gorgeous marble clad interior harks back to Glasgow’s hay-day. Have a look through archives of advertising posters plus photographs, letters and correspondence from Glasgow travellers back in the day.

Clydeport Building
One for the Instagram feed! A rare chance to step into the Clydeport Building- once the head offices of one of the most powerful bodies in Glasgow. Expect golden mosaics, walnut panelling and incredible stain glass windows.

Glasgow Sheriff Court
Need we say more? Get behind the scenes at Glasgow’s Sheriff Court… including the cells…!

Dalmarnock leather works (Andrew Muirhead and Son’s)
One of the more unusual venues and the opportunity to visit Andrew Muirhead and Son’s Dalmarnock Leather Works who produce leathers for major airlines and public buildings.

West Boathouse
Home to Glasgow’s oldest rowing club, book in for a rowing taster session on the Clyde!

Citizen’s Theatre
A unique opportunity to take a guided tour around this iconic theatre and hear about the vibrant history of its Gorbals home. Explore backstage areas and get up close to hidden gems under the stage.

Govanhill Baths
The last chance to visit this beautiful 100 year old Edwardian bathhouse in its existing state before major refurbishment in 2018/19.

STV Studios
Scotland’s leading digital media brand opens its doors for a behind the scenes look at their Glasgow studios

WALKS
City Centre Mural Trail
, touring around some of the fantastic street art that graces Glasgow’s walls and buildings.

Glasgow Photography Walking Tour, leading you and your camera around some fantastic locations with expert guidance from a tutor

Glasgow Music Mile Tour - exploring the fascinating places, people and performances which have shaped Glasgow’s musical landscape, bringing alive tales of the Glasgow music venues that have played host to everyone from Alex Harvey to Paolo Nutini.

Unlocking the Story of Glasgow’s Canal - Hop on board the Gipsy Princess as we sail along the 225-year old waterway for a journey back in time to the bustling heyday of the Forth & Clyde Canal, the world's first sea-to-sea canal.

EVENTS
Tea Green Market

A unique art, design & contemporary craft market showcasing the very best from Scotland’s diverse creative talent, set in the beautiful Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival pop-up hub at St. Andrew’s in the Square.

Talks
A packed programme of talks in our festival hub at St. Andrews in the Square taking you on a whistle stop tour across Glasgow’s history, heritage and archaeology. From finding out about the origins of Glasgow place names, to a look at Glasgow’s prehistoric past (with object handling!) to an illustrated talk from the ever popular Lost Glasgow to finding out about the city’s HERstory there’s something for everyone!
Plus
Chapati making workshops at the Glasgow Gurdwara
Silent movie with live accompaniment at Pollokshaws Burgh Hall

AND!
We've teamed up with Scottish Ensemble! The Glasgow-based string orchestra known for its dynamic programming and bold collaborations with other artists, will perform a series of one-off, pop-up performances offering an intriguing taste of what string instruments can do, set against some of our festival venues. From a former clay pipe factory and an iconic category A-listed building, to an Edwardian bathhouse these unique events are not to be missed!

For more information and details of the full programme see www.glasgowdoorsopendaysfestival.com

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival 2017 are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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