On Saturday 14, Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 September you can explore some of the University’s most interesting buildings - for free.
We are again taking part in Edinburgh Doors Open Day, one of the capital's most popular free events, which gives the public an opportunity to take a free behind-the-scenes peek at buildings of architectural, cultural or social interest.
Our Doors Open Day brochure has details of the buildings that are included, opening times and maps.
Our buildings range from purpose-built contemporary structures to historic and listed landmarks, which offer our students and staff a wide variety of locations for teaching, research, learning and leisure.
On Doors Open Day, each building will provide information and free activities to help visitors learn more about its history, design and what goes on there.
At Easter Bush in Midlothian, the Veterinary Teaching Building at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Medicine and the Roslin Institute Building will both be open for viewing on the afternoon of Saturday 14 September.
This is a great opportunity to talk to scientists and vets about animal welfare, research and food security, with tours, short talks and fun activities for all the family.
Across the central campus, buildings open to the public will include:
At King’s Buildings there are workshops and hands-on science at the Natural History Museum in the Ashworth Building and at the Cockburn Museum of GeoSciences in the Grant Institute, as well as an opportunity to knit a graphene sheet in the Joseph Black chemistry building.
A sneak preview of the latest innovation in renewable energy developments can be had by booking tickets for a viewing of the FloWave tank, a unique 25m diameter pool designed to test marine energy devices by simulating combinations of waves and currents. It’s still under construction, which is why it’s a (free) ticket-only event.
Saturday 28 September is also the University's Undergraduate Open Day.
Undergraduate Open Day