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

10th Sep 2018 to 16th Sep 2018
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Various Locations Glasgow
This is a free event
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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.

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Drop-in for Doors Open!

Drop-in for Doors Open!

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Doors Open Day at Pollok House

Doors Open Day at Pollok House

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Come along to Pollok House for FREE on Doors Open Weekend, and visit a family home that shows what life was really like Upstairs and Downstairs!
Doors Open Day at Holmwood House

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Come along to Doors Open Day at Holmwood House on Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th September and discover the richly embellished architecture of Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson!

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