Doors Open Days

Doors Open Days

When: 14th – 20th September 2015
Location: Glasgow

Tickets: Free

The Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival is back this September. See some of Glasgow’s most iconic and interesting buildings, inside and out!


Glasgow Doors Open Days is back from 14th until the 20th of September 2015!

Now in it’s 26th year, Glasgow Doors Open Day is a popular built heritage festival that takes place throughout the city of Glasgow.

Glasgow Doors Open Days festival celebrates Glasgow, its buildings, streets, rivers, sculptures, squares and parks. After more than 25 years the event, like Glasgow itself, grows and evolves with fresh new sights to see.

Grab the chance to visit over 100 fascinating buildings, old and new, most of which are not normally open to the public – for free!  These include BBC Scotland, the Glasgow Gurdwara, Glasgow Women’s Library, Glasgow Police Museum, the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St Luke, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Tron Theatre.

Highlights for this year will include:

  • A brand new children’s programme!
  • Hampden Park, The Whisky Bond, Tramway and The Tron Theatre will be open!
  • 55+ free Guided walks (Glasgow’s Animal Magic, Historic Dennistoun, River Kelvin Bridges, Women of the East End, Glasgow Necropolis, Maryhill, Medieval City Tours, Jacobite Glasgow, Parkhead and many more)
  • Wellpark Brewery, the home of Tennent’s Lager and Scotlands biggest brewery site will be open, as will West Brewery in Templeton Carpet Factory!

View the full programme on the Doors Open Days website, including a list of all the 140 or so buildings that are opening their doors, and the times of tours.

This fantastic event is Glasgow’s way of celebrating its buildings, its streets, its parks and its people – in short, itself! Glasgow Building Preservation Trust was established in 1982 to rescue, repair, restore and rehabilitate historic buildings of architectural merit which through neglect or abuse may otherwise be lost in Glasgow and the surrounding area. The Trust makes a major contribution to Glasgow’s regeneration through the preservation of its built heritage and organises the annual Doors Open Day event in Glasgow.

3 thoughts on “Doors Open Days

  1. Although many of the bookable tours are now fully booked, there are a few places still available.

    There are also a huge number of buildings where booking is not required.

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