Everyone is welcome to explore some of the University’s most interesting buildings - for free - this weekend.
The University is taking part in the annual Edinburgh Doors Open Day, one of the city’s most popular free events.
It gives people the chance to take a free behind-the-scenes peek at buildings of architectural, cultural or social interest.
Buildings are open on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September.
We are opening doors across campus, allowing access to a variety of buildings. These include artistic and scientific centres, historical landmarks and contemporary structures.
Each building will provide information to help visitors learn more about its history, design and what goes on there. Some are putting on free activities for visitors.
This year the line-up includes three newly refurbished buildings. These are St Cecilia’s Concert Hall and Musical Instrument Museum, the McEwan Hall, and Appleton Tower, where you can experience one of the best views of the city!
Across the central area, the historical hub of the university, you can visit:
King’s Buildings, home to the College of Science and Engineering, will be hosting architectural exhibitions, guided tours, and a multitude of interactive workshops and science activities for the whole family.
Across the King’s Buildings campus, attractions include:
The Medical Research Council Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine at the Western General Hospital will also be hosting guided tours, talks and activities for all ages, and exploring disease prevention, detection and treatment.
St Cecilia’s Hall is Scotland’s oldest concert hall and home to the University’s world class collection of musical instruments. The museum displays 500 objects spanning five centuries of musical heritage and history, and the Sypert Concert Room offers a lively programme of concerts and events.
Saturday 23 September is also the University's Undergraduate Open Day.
Our Easter Bush campus will host an open day on Saturday 14 October as part of the Midlothian Science Festival. The Easter Bush campus houses the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and the Roslin Institute.