Doors Open Days 2021
The University of Edinburgh's home for information on Doors Open Days on 25 and 26 September 2021.
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 ongoing safety measures to reduce transmission of Covid-19, our Doors Open Days will again be held online. We hope you enjoy learning about our buildings and facilities from the comfort of your home.
Available virtual and video tours
The University of Edinburgh campus – virtual map
Self-guided campus tours – audio tours
McEwan Hall - video
Centre for Regenerative Medicine - virtual tour
School of Informatics - website and video tour
The Bayes Centre - website and videos
The King's Buildings - website and tour
Edinburgh Futures Institute - tour
St Cecilia’s Hall - website and video
The Anatomical Museum - video
George Square and Holyrood Campus - virtual tours of eleven buildings
Edinburgh College of Art - virtual tour
Institute for Genetics & Cancer - website and videos
The Roslin Institute Shrimp Facility - website
A focus on....The King's Buildings
We are celebrating a century of science and engineering at The King’s Buildings campus.
On 6th July 1920, King George V laid the foundation stone for the first of the buildings that would form part of The University of Edinburgh's new Science campus, relocated from its former Old College premises. The covid pandemic led us to postpone the centenary celebrations for one year, becoming KB101.
Explore the main science and engineering campus of The University of Edinburgh through our updated virtual tour. Discover the history and people behind our diverse collection of buildings, explore what happens in our research spaces, and learn about our staff and students who undertake new investigations into how the world (and universe) around us works.
For example, in the James Clerk Maxwell Building (aka JCMB), you can find out how special chambers affect the sound we hear, and explore the fourth dimension with our famous hypercube zoetrope. You can see the research labs in the Sanderson and Joseph Black Buildings, as well as the state-of-the-art Edinburgh Genome Foundry in the Swann Building. Throughout the virtual campus, we have also scattered a range of interactive activities linked to the science and engineering research we undertake on campus.
Additionally, as part of our KB101 centenary celebrations, our virtual tour includes a sneak preview of an upcoming aerial photograph exhibition that highlights how The King’s Buildings has developed over the past 100 years.
There’s something for everyone to discover!