We love the excellent Doors Open Days held across Scotland. In Edinburgh the doors will be open to the public on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th September 2016. The events are run by the Cockburn Association.
Fascinating buildings are opening their doors over the weekend for free. Some will be for the first time, some will be once in a lifetime, but they are all normally closed to the public (or charge an admission fee).
The Lyceum Theatre open day is 10th September.
There are around 100 places to visit this year and they’re all free!
Please check the dates and times carefully of where you want to go as some places are only open either Saturday or Sunday but some are both days. Hard copies of the programme are available in Edinburgh libraries.
There is a series of events and talks to attend and they’re free, but must be booked via The Cockburn Association’s eventbrite.
- The Museum of Fire on Lauriston Place (both days, 10am – 4pm)
- The Royal Observatory (both days, 10am – 5pm)
- Corstorphine Hill Tower (both days, 2pm – 4pm)
- An original Edinburgh Police Box, Northfields Broadway/Mountcastle Drive North (both days 10am – 3pm)
- Lyon and Turnbull, (both days, 10am – 4pm)
- The Botanics Cottage in the Botanical Gardens (both days 1pm – 4pm)
- Meadows Croquet Club, Leven Terrace (Saturday only, 2pm – 4pm)
- St Andrew’s House, Regent Road (both days, 10am – 4pm)
- Magdalen Chapel (Saturday 10am – 4pm)
- Saint Stephens, Stockbridge (both days 10.30am – 4pm) with organ recitals on the hour.
So many to choose from!
Lothian Buses Central Depot
Lothian Buses will be opening their doors again on Saturday 24th September from 1200 – 1600 hours.
There will be lots for children to do too including face painting, a bouncy castle and the chance to sit in the bus drivers seat.
This year, Guide Dogs Scotland and Poppy Scotland with have donation buckets at the doors and throughout the depot. The event is free so all donations are very welcome.