City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Doors Open Day


By edg - Posted on 29 September 2018

Corstorphine Hill Tower (angled)
Event details
Time: 
Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 9:00am - 6:00pm
Time: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 9:00am - 6:00pm

Around 120 buildings, many off-bounds to the general public during the rest of the year, throw open their doors, and gates for the annual Doors Open Day. Doors Open Day has taken place each year, since 1991, and over the whole weekend since 2009.

Organised in Edinburgh by the Cockburn Association, Doors Open Day features free tours, activities, exhibitions and/or talks which bring the history or everyday use of a building to life.

There is also a programme of free lunchtime and evening talks in the week running up to Doors Open Day.

Participating buildings and events vary from a roam around the Assembly Rooms to behind-the-scenes access at Traverse Theatre, from enjoying views out to Fife from Corstorphine Hill Tower, to organ recitals at St Cuthbert's Parish Church.

Many sites organise additional free activities for children and families.

Not all buildings are open both days so you should check the program for specific buildings opening times.