Thursday, September 12, 2013

Event: Glasgow Doors Open Days 2013

This week is GSA's Fresher's week, which makes it an apt time for highlighting the forthcoming Glasgow Doors Open Days happening on the 21st and 22nd September.

The popular built heritage festival takes place in areas of architectural interest throughout Scotland, with Glasgow serving as the first location for the event 24 years ago! Proceedings kick off this Monday 16th September with a week of talks, tours and special events and on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd, buildings will open their doors to the public. The programme organised by Glasgow Building Preservation Trust includes a number of buildings not usually open which is what helps to make the festival such a local success. Tantalising glimpses of what lies behind the entrances to some of Glasgow's most mysterious and exciting buildings are revealed for one weekend and, all for free!

This year's festival is giving access to over 100 buildings and sites across the city including the Glasgow School of Art! We're particularly excited about the chance to see inside the new Glasgow Gurdwara in Pollokshields and tour behind the scenes of Central Station. Many of the events will have sold out due to popularity, however there is still the chance to make bookings at many exciting locations - a great way to learn about the city of Glasgow and its rich built heritage.

Download the full programme here.