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
23rd 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!
Roller Disco
Roller Disco
25th 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!
Mystery Room - The Mystery of the Three Wise Monkeys
Mystery Room - The Mystery of the Three Wise Monkeys
26th Sep 2018 - 31st Oct 2018
The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall, Glasgow City Centre
There's been a murder at the Britannia Panopticon! Can you solve 'The Mystery of the Three Wise Monkeys' before the time runs out?
Find Days Out events in Glasgow

Community Events you might like...

Conscious Catwalk - Fashion Show fundraiser for Kinning Park Complex
Conscious Catwalk - Fashion Show fundraiser for Kinning Park Complex
28th September 2018
Kinning Park Complex, Glasgow South Side
Bringing together 12 designers, community organisations, vintage and swap shops, Conscious Catwalk is a sustainable fashion show event hosted by KPCouturé!
Urban Roots Harvest Festival
Urban Roots Harvest Festival
30th September 2018
Toryglen Community Hall, Glasgow South Side
Join Urban Roots in Toryglen for their Harvest Festival on Sunday 30th September, Midday - 3pm. Free and all welcome!
Moira’s Run
Moira’s Run
28th October 2018
Queens Park, Glasgow South Side
Moira's Run returns for 2018 and will take place on Sunday 28th October within Queen's Park, Glasgow.
Find Community events in Glasgow

Design Events you might like...

Merchant Square Craft & Design Fair
Merchant Square Craft & Design Fair
23rd September 2018
Merchant Square, Glasgow City Centre
The Merchant Square Craft Fair is held every weekend, why not spend a relaxing afternoon browsing the stalls!
Quilting for Beginners
Quilting for Beginners
23rd September 2018
Sew Confident Glasgow, Glasgow West End
Have you always fancied trying you hand at quilting? Join Sew Confident Glasgow for their introductory course!
Concrete Planter Casting Workshop - Tri Geometrica
Concrete Planter Casting Workshop - Tri Geometrica
24th September 2018
Toads Caravan, Glasgow South Side
Would you like the opportunity to create your own set of three geometric concrete planters with cacti included? Let Tri Geometrica take you through the process!
Find Design events in Glasgow

Family and Kids Events you might like...

Magic: The Gathering Open House
Magic: The Gathering Open House
23rd September 2018
Geek Retreat, Glasgow City Centre
Join Geek Retreat for their Magic: The Gathering Open House Event on Sunday 23rd September and learn how to play!
Princess & Superhero Party in aid of Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity
Princess & Superhero Party in aid of Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity
23rd September 2018
Darcys, Glasgow City Centre
One4TheKids are delighted to bring you the kids event of the summer... a Princess & Superhero Party at Darcy's in aid of Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity!
Family Fun Weekends
Family Fun Weekends
23rd September 2018
R CADE, Glasgow City Centre
Every weekend at R-CADE we welcome the whole family down for some gaming fun, arts and craft events, tournaments and workshops!
Find Family and Kids events in Glasgow

History Events you might like...

Historic Tours of Glasgow University
Historic Tours of Glasgow University
23rd 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
25th 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
25th 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!
Find History events in Glasgow

Learning Events you might like...

Curtain Making Masterclass
Curtain Making Masterclass
23rd September 2018
Sew Confident Glasgow, Glasgow West End
Learn how to make lined curtains to fit a pole or a rail on this one day masterclass from Sew Confident in Finnieston!
Quilting for Beginners
Quilting for Beginners
23rd September 2018
Sew Confident Glasgow, Glasgow West End
Have you always fancied trying you hand at quilting? Join Sew Confident Glasgow for their introductory course!
Modern Macramé Driftwood Wall Hanging Workshop
Modern Macramé Driftwood Wall Hanging Workshop
23rd September 2018
For Fika Sake, Glasgow West End
Learn to make your own modern macrame wall hanging/plant hanger in an afternoon, using all natural materials including Scottish driftwood and unbleached cotton.
Find Learning events in Glasgow

Nature Events you might like...

Taster Day
Taster Day
23rd September 2018
Castlemilk Park, Glasgow South Side
Try out a variety of woodland tasks on one of Castlemilk Park's regular taster session events!
Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB
Tweeting Toddlers with the RSPB
25th September 2018
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow West End
Join RSPB Glasgow's exciting group for toddlers and carers with animal-themed songs, stories and activities!
Batman and Walkin’
Batman and Walkin’
28th September 2018
Castlemilk Park, Glasgow South Side
Discover the bats that live in and around the woods of Castlemilk Park - it's fun for all the family!
Find Nature events in Glasgow

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.
Find Photography events in Glasgow

Talks and Lectures Events you might like...

Help and Healing on the Spiritual Path through the teaching of Bruno Groening
Help and Healing on the Spiritual Path through the teaching of Bruno Groening
23rd September 2018
Mercure Glasgow City Hotel, Glasgow City Centre
A lecture about spiritual healing and help through the teaching of Bruno Groening is taking place in Glasgow.
Blythswood Brunch with guest Speaker Sandra Vaughn of Fake Bake
Blythswood Brunch with guest Speaker Sandra Vaughn of Fake Bake
25th September 2018
Blythswood Square Hotel, Glasgow City Centre
September's Business Brunch kicks off at Blythswood Square Hotel in Glasgow with guest Speaker Fake Bake tycoon Sandra Vaughn!
Tours of The Mackintosh House
Tours of The Mackintosh House
25th 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.
Find Talks and Lectures events in Glasgow

Tour Events you might like...

Historic Tours of Glasgow University
Historic Tours of Glasgow University
23rd 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
25th 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
25th 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!
Find Tour events in Glasgow

Find other events in Glasgow

Sponsored Links

Popular Events

Blue Light Festival
The Blue Light Festival returns to Riverside Museum over the September Weekend featuring an array of emergency vehicles old and new!
Shrek The Musical
Shrek The Musical, the all-singing, all-dancing, must-see musical comedy, is coming to the King's Theatre Glasgow this Autumn!
Inflatable Fun City at Soccer World
The amazing Inflatable Fun City is coming to Indoor Soccer World Glasgow between Friday 21st and Monday 24th September!
Brick Wonders
Historic Environment Scotland presents Brick Wonders at Glasgow Cathedral featuring recreations in LEGO® bricks of amazing sights from around the world, curated by artist Warren Elsmore!
Witches Fae Easterhoose
Des Dillon, writer of Singin I’m No A Billy I’m A Tim, brings his HILARIOUS smash hit dark comedy, Witches Fae Easterhoose to the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow!

Advertise With Us

Advertise With Us

Looking to reach new customers? We offer a variety of advertising options with prices starting from just £30 per month!

Click here to find out more »