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Doors Open Day 2017

Information Services is delighted to be taking part in the annual Edinburgh Doors Open Day 2017.

Doors Open Day in Edinburgh is a popular, free, city-wide event, allowing visitors a glimpse of architecturally, culturally and socially significant buildings and spaces.  Everyone is welcome.

Download the University's Doors Open Day brochure below to view the events taking place across the University:

Download the 2017 Doors Open Day brochure

St Cecilia's Hall

Open Saturday 23 September and Sunday 24 September 12noon-5pm

Visit the newly restored St Cecilia's Hall, Scotland's oldest concert hall, and home to one of the world's most important collections of historic musical instruments.

The elegant oval concert hall on the first floor of the building has been in continuous use since it opened in the eighteenth century and remains at the heart of the Georgian building, but is now complemented by four galleries on both ground and first floor. It is the only place in the world where it is possible to hear eighteenth century music in an eighteenth century concert hall played on eighteenth century instruments.

We invite you to visit and engage, participate and learn about its world-class collection of instruments.

Main Library

Main Library

Open Saturday 23 September and Sunday 24 September 12noon-4pm

Our Main Library, currently celebrating its 50th anniversary, provides world class learning and research facilities and attracts 2 million visits per year. 

The building, designed by Sir Basil Spence, was completed in 1967 and 'A' listed in 2005.

Visit the Highlands to Hindustan exhibition in the Exhibition Gallery showcasing and celebrating the University’s historic collections relating to the sub-continent. The objects on display – books, manuscripts, sculptures and paintings – collected over a period of 300 years, span two millennia of art and culture. Most of the objects have never been exhibited in public before; this will be the first ever public exhibition of University Collections devoted to the art and culture of South Asia.




(Ed. This article was originally published on 27 Sep, 2017)