Doors Open Days Inverclyde

Scotland's annual Doors Open Days festival gives you free access to lots of fascinating buildings across Inverclyde! This year's event will be held on September 8th & 9th!

Doors Open Days Inverclyde

About Doors Open Days Inverclyde

Doors Open Days is Scotland’s largest free festival that celebrates heritage and the built environment, new and old. Every September, you can explore hundreds of fascinating buildings across Scotland for free. Some open up once a year, some just once in a lifetime.

Doors Open Days is a national event run by the Scottish Civic Trust. Information about the national programme, including event listings, can be found at www.doorsopendays.org.uk. Doors Open Days, along with Scottish Archaeology Month take place throughout Scotland and are part of European Heritage Days – an initiative which promotes a sense of community and a “common heritage” throughout the continent.

2018 Programme Highlights:
In total 28 venues, 5 bus tours and 2 walking tours will be open to the public on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th September including the newly refurbished Moorfoot Primary School and newly built Glenpark Childrens Centre.

Following the success of last years event the historic and newly refurbished Custom House on Greenock’s waterfront will be open again for tours of the building and the Robert Burns Museum. Completed in 1818 the Grade A listed building has been transformed into high quality office suites in a comprehensive £4.1 million redevelopment.

The Greenock Sheriff Court will reopen to host another fantastic mock trial where children can take on the role of jurors. Thanks to volunteers actors will play the parts of court staff and children can see Dorothy put on trial for stealing ruby slippers.

There will also be wizard of Oz themed arts and crafts in the Tobacco Warehouse so plenty of entertaining activities for children to take part in.

Programmes will be available from mid August in local libraries, the council customer service centre and from some of the key venues.

Greenock - RIG Arts, Broomhill Arts Flat
As part a project to regenerate Broomhill, RIG Arts have been creating and facilitating many different free art projects and workshops for Broomhill residents and the wider Inverclyde public. For Doors Open Days, there will be an exhibition in the Art Flat of work created during our Recycle Upcycle 3D Upcycling classes. This will include upcycled furniture pieces, screen-printed textiles and plastic jewellery.

Greenock - Waterfront Cinema
A local independent cinema that shows all the recent blockbusters and live events. Staff will be giving short tours of the auditorium and projection room and how it functions.

Quarriers Village
Established in the 1870s, Quarriers Village is a fascinating piece of history. On a guided tour of the largely unchanged village, you will hear the story of the Orphan Homes of Scotland and founder William Quarrier, and see stunning examples of Victorian and Edwardian architecture.


For more information on the participating buildings, events & tours, visit www.doorsopendays.org.uk

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Doors Open Days Inverclyde are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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