Edinburgh Local

University opens its doors to the public

The University of Edinburgh will take part in the annual Doors Open Day on 29 and 30 September, allowing the public to explore some of the institution’s most interesting buildings for free.

Doors Open Day 2018
Doors Open Day 2018

The University is encouraging public access to firm architectural favourites, like McEwan Hall and Old College, and recommending visitors explore other hidden gems like the Informatics Forum and Anatomical Museum.

The public can also get a first-hand view of the cutting-edge scientific research undertaken by the University researchers at King’s Buildings and the MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine at the Western General.

For those more interested in the University’s cultural contributions to civic life, both the Talbot Rice Gallery and St Cecilia’s Hall (home to the University’s world class collection of musical instruments) will be open for viewing.

With a history stretching back to 1583 and an estate which includes many old, converted, listed and contemporary buildings, there is a wide selection of venues on show for our Doors Open Day visitors.

Find out more

The booking process and opening times for each building differ, so please check our Doors Open Day brochure for details:

Download the Doors Open Day 2018 brochure

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The University of Edinburgh’s participation in Doors Open Day is part of a weekend-long city-wide event co-ordinated by the Cockburn Association: www.cockburnassociation.org.uk/uploads/DOD_Brochure_2018_Final.compressed.pdf

Open Buildings

Kings Buildings https://www.ed.ac.uk/science-engineering/news-events/doors-open-day-at-kings-buildings

Informatics Forum: https://www.ed.ac.uk/informatics/news-events/doors-open-day-2018

Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation: https://edinburghcentre.org/events/doors-open-day-at-ecci

Institute of Genetics & Molecular Medicine (Western): https://www.ed.ac.uk/igmm/news-and-events/events/latest-events/igmm-doors-open-day-2018

Main Library: https://www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/library-museum-gallery/doors-open-day