School of Informatics

Doors Open Day 2021

2021 marks the 32nd year of Doors Open Days, a festival that sees organisations and volunteers offer free access to sites and events across Scotland.

Doors Open Day is a chance to explore some of Edinburgh’s architecturally and culturally significant buildings. From heritage landmarks to the city’s newest architecture, Doors Open Day offers free access to properties that are either not usually open to the public or would normally charge an entry fee. The event also offers the public an opportunity to find out more about the capital's public buildings.

The School of Informatics have been participating in Doors Open Day for several years, opening our spaces to visitors. This year due to restrictions caused by the pandemic, we would like to offer a virtual tour of our buildings.

A virtual tour

It is our pleasure to offer you a digital sneak peek into the interiors of the Informatics Forum and Appleton Tower in the video below.


Video: Explore the School of Informatics
Virtual tour of the two buildings that comprise the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh: Appleton Tower and the Informatics Forum.


Continue your virtual tour of the School of Informatics with 360 degree photographs, a history of our buildings and hear from some of our academics by following the link below.

Explore the School of Informatics

Our neighbours

We also encourage you to take a digital look around the Bayes Centre and the King's Building's virtual offering for Doors Open Day 2021.

Explore King's Buildings

Explore Bayes Centre

Related links

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