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Doors Open Days 2020

The University of Edinburgh's home for information on Doors Open Days on 26 and 27 September 2020.

The University of Edinburgh is proud to be part of Edinburgh and East Lothian Doors Open Days, organised by the Cockburn Association. 

This year, due to the ongoing need for physical distancing, Doors Open Days was online. We hope you enjoy learning about our buildings from the comfort of your home. 

Available virtual and video tours

Edinburgh Futures Institute - tour 

The King's Buildingswebsite and tour

McEwan Hall - video

MRC Institute of Genetics & Molecular Medicine - behind the scenes tour 

St Cecilia’s Hall - website and video

Talbot Rice Gallery - video 

The Anatomical Museum - video

The Bayes Centre - website and videos

School of Informatics - website and video tour

Easter Bush Campus - website and video tours

Edinburgh College of Art - virtual tour 

Institute for Regeneration and Repair, Centre for Regenerative Medicine - virtual tour 

George Square and Holyrood Campus - virtual tours of eleven buildings

Focus on... Edinburgh Futures Institute

Previously unseen images of one of the capital's most loved buildings are revealed in the Edinburgh Futures Institute's new virtual tour. 

The Edinburgh Futures Institute virtual tour 

The Old Royal Infirmary, currently undergoing renovations as it prepares to house the University’s Edinburgh Futures Institute (EFI), will feature in a new online tour that uncovers its past and explains its future.

EFI Clocktower

The Lauriston Place site housed Edinburgh’s main hospital from 1879, before the new Royal Infirmary opened at Little France in 2003.

Once its £120m refurbishment is complete, the building will be home to EFI, a new centre for the bringing together academics across the arts, the humanities and the sciences, alongside its sector-leading work in data science.

As well as a new public piazza, the space will include teaching facilities, collaboration spaces for working with industry partners, incubation areas for start-up businesses, labs for innovation and prototyping, and exhibition and performance spaces. 

As an iconic building with a unique past, the renovation and renewal of the former Royal Infirmary is being carried out with care and sensitivity.

“We hope to create a special relationship between the environment that is being created in the building and the ambition of the Edinburgh Futures Institute – open, inclusive and transformational. Alongside some wonderful images of the past, this online tour provides a delightful glimpse of what the future holds.

Lesley McAraDirector, Edinburgh Futures Institute