Doors Open Day 2013

On Saturday 14, Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 September you can explore some of the University’s most interesting buildings - for free.

Anatomy Museum

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.

Doors Open Day brochure

Our Doors Open Day brochure has details of the buildings that are included, opening times and maps.


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Our buildings

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.

Easter Bush, Midlothian

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.

Central campus, Edinburgh

Across the central campus, buildings open to the public will include:

  • Old Moray House with its vaulted ceilings
  • St Cecilia’s Hall with its oval auditorium and instrument collection
  • Old College and its grand Playfair Library
  • the steeply-raked Anatomy Lecture Theatre and fascinating Anatomical Museum
  • the Sculpture Court at Edinburgh College of Art
  • the Main Library, which is hosting an exhibition celebrating 300 years of Chemistry at the University
  • the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, a state of the art exercise in sustainability at High School Yards
  • the award-winning and beautiful Chapel of St Albert the Great at 23 George Square
  • the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences
  • the Talbot Rice Gallery and its festival exhibition
  • Teviot Row House, the UK’s first purpose-built student union building
  • the anatomical museum and the classic anatomy lecture theatre

King’s Buildings campus, Edinburgh

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.

Doors Open Day Tours of the FloWave Wave and Tidal Test Facility

Saturday 28 September 2013, 10.30am

Saturday 28 September 2013, 4.00pm

Building 29, King's Buildings West Mains Road EH9 3JL Edinburgh

Find FloWave on Campus Maps

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Undergraduate Open Day

Saturday 28 September is also the University's Undergraduate Open Day.

Undergraduate Open Day