On Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 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 historic landmarks to contemporary structures which offer our students and staff a wide variety of locations for teaching, learning, research and leisure.
Two new venues this year are the wonderful Arcadia Nursery and nature kindergarten at King’s Buildings, and the fascinating low-carbon Combined Heat and Power Energy Centre in George Square.
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.
Across the central campus, buildings open to the public will include:
At King’s Buildings, home to the College of Science and Engineering, there is an orienteering trail, guided tours, and a multitude of interactive family workshops and hands-on science activities across the campus.
Across the King’s Buildings campus, buildings open to the public will include:
Plans for a new development at the Darwin and Swann Buildings will also be on display, along with family activities about Biology.
The University’s new nursery will open its doors to the public for the first time. Designed around the concept of free play and nature kindergartens, the nursery is Edinburgh’s most innovative nursery. It offers places to babies and toddlers of parents in the community, as well as children of University staff and students.
Saturday 27 September is also the University's Undergraduate Open Day.
Undergraduate Open Day
Our Easter Bush campus will host an open day on Saturday 4 October as part of the Midlothian Science Festival. The Easter Bush campus houses the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and the Roslin Institute.