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.
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:
You can find out about any future events by signing up to receive occasional updates from the Edinburgh Local team: www.ed.ac.uk/local/contact
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
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