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Glasgow Doors Open Days 2018
DOD: Access to New + Old Buildings in Strathclyde, western Scotland
27 + 24 Aug 2018
Booking News for Glasgow Doors Open Days 2018
Over 3,700 tickets booked in the first 2 hours!
Glasgow Doors Open Days 2018 Tickets
Tickets fly off the shelves as visitors gear up to get behind the scenes for Glasgow Doors Open Days 2018.
Over 3,700 tickets were booked in the first 2 hours after tickets were released on Wednesday for Glasgow’s most-loved architecture and heritage festival Glasgow Doors Open Days.
Lucky visitors snapped up unique opportunities to see into some of the city’s hidden gems including the derelict Old Central Police Courts and private residence Trinity House, for which tickets were booked out in a matter of seconds. Other events that booked out fast included a behind-the-scenes tour of the Roastery of Glasgow-company Dear Green Coffee and tours of Clydeside Distillery.
If you missed out on tickets – do not fear! There are still 77 open buildings and 29 guided walks and events taking place during the Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival 10-16th September, which visitors can attend without booking.
To view the programme of events, and to get your hands on the last few places for ticketed events visit www.glasgowdoorsopendays.org.uk
Contact: MollyMae Whawell, Events & Development Coordinator, Glasgow Building Preservation Trust [email protected] 0141 554 4411
Some of the buildings that are NEW to this year’s programme, and which you don’t have to book to visit include:
– St Charles Borromeo RC Church
Other buildings that visitors don’t need to book to attend, and which are firm visitor favourites, include:
– Britannia Panopticon Music Hall
– Glasgow City Chambers
Glasgow City Chambers
– Glasgow Sheriff Court
– Camphill Gate Tenement
– Holmwood House
– Arlington Baths Club
– Maggie’s Centre
– Timorous Beasties Design Studio
21 Aug 2018
Glasgow Doors Open Days 2018 Bookings
Bookings for Glasgow Doors Open Days 2018
The City is yours to Explore!
The Lord Provost hands over the keys to the city as 115 buildings across Glasgow prepare to open their doors to the public 10-16th September. Bookings open tomorrow!
Now in its 29th year Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival is back to hand over the keys to the city for visitors to explore iconic historic buildings and architectural gems as well as backstage at theatres, inside working factories and onto rooftops – all for free. The annual festival, organised by the Glasgow Building Preservation Trust, celebrates the city’s architecture, culture & heritage through a programme that also includes guided walks, workshops and events all taking place 10-16th September.
The 2018 programme features 29 new venues for visitors to explore with exclusive opportunities including tours of the Clydeside Distillery, a chance to see inside the derelict Old Central Police Courts and an opportunity to go onto rooftop balcony of the former General Post Office building overlooking George Square.
With the festival welcoming over 18,000 visitors in 2017, tickets are likely to be snapped up fast. Tickets are released TOMORROW 10am 22nd August, visit www.glasgowdoorsopendays.org.uk for further information and to book. All events are free to attend.
The Lord Provost Cllr Eva Bolander holds a giant key on the rooftop of The Merchant’s House of Glasgow:
The Rt Hon The Lord Provost of Glasgow, Cllr Eva Bolander said:
“This is a fantastic opportunity for people to visit familiar and unfamiliar buildings – some iconic landmarks – across the city. It’s also an exciting way to explore Glasgow’s rich architectural, cultural and social history while getting to know the city better.”
MollyMae Whawell, Events and Development Coordinator at Glasgow Building Preservation Trust, said:
“Each year the Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival throws open the doors of the city and reignites the natural curiosity of thousands of visitors.
Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival is not only an opportunity for international visitors and for those from surrounding areas, but for Glaswegians to rediscover the city, to get into buildings they walk past every day, and to reconnect to the story of Glasgow. I’m truly excited to be sharing this year’s programme and can’t wait for our bookings to open this Wednesday.”
Nany Braid, Events Manager at Merchant’s House of Glasgow said:
“The Merchants House of Glasgow has been delighted to be involved in, and, associated with this amazing festival which grows year upon year. It is, a great pleasure to welcome visitors to the city and Glaswegians alike who may never have visited the Merchants House before.
We are one of the last hidden gems within the city, and one of the oldest social enterprises. The Merchants House is a luxurious venue steeped in history, and overflowing with character and atmosphere creating a wonderful feeling of opulence. Visit us on Saturday 15th September from 10am- 3pm and hear some of these stories about our history from our Lord Dean of Guild and others.”
Print: Printed copies of the Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival 2018 brochure can be picked up from all Glasgow Libraries. The programme is also available online.
Booking: Some events must be booked in advance. Pre-booking for these events open 10am 22nd August. Details of how to book can be found at www.glasgowdoorsopendays.org.uk
Essential to include in all press when referring to Doors Open Days
Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival is part of a national programme of Doors Open Days coordinated by Scottish Civic Trust. It takes place in 29 regions in Scotland during September and is part of European Heritage Days, along with Scottish Archaeology Month, coordinated by Archaeology Scotland. Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival is coordinated locally by Glasgow Building Preservation Trust.
Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival is also part of the 2018 Festival of Architecture, coordinated by the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland.
Dedicated children’s programme:
As well as the main programme of events Glasgow Doors Open Days produce a dedicated children’s programme featuring over 50 free events and activities for children and families from fancy dress, to crafts and treasure hunts! This year’s programme is adorned with illustrations from emerging Glasgow-based illustrator Sam Russell Walker.
Printed copies can be picked up from all Glasgow Libraries.
Glasgow building preservation Trust: www.gbpt.org
Doors Open Days: www.doorsopendays.org.uk
2018 Festival of Architecture https://www.festivalofarchitecture.scot/
Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival Facebook : @GlasgowDoorsOpenDays
Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival Twitter: @GlasgowDOD
Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival Instagram:
Glasgow Building Preservation Trust: 0141 554 4411
21 + 20 Aug 2018
Glasgow Doors Open Days 2018 Event
Glasgow Doors Open Days 2018 News
10 – 16 Sep
Not to be missed – Glasgow Open Doors Days Festival 10th – 16th September
It’s nearly that special time of year when locals and visitors to Glasgow can experience the full joys of many of Glasgow’s buildings.
Doors are opened and interiors revealed for one week only, 10th – 16th September. If you’re fan of Glasgow’s amazing buildings or just curious to see what lies behind closed doors you should definitely take advantage of what you can experience in this special week.
To find out more about Glasgow Open Doors Days Festival visit us on Facebook or at the website www.glasgowdoorsopendays.org.uk for more information. Bookings open 10am 22nd August, all events are free to attend.
Glasgow Building Preservation Trust
Wellpark Enterprise Centre, 120 Sydney Street, Glasgow G31 1JF
Glasgow Walking Tours – run by Glasgow Architecture
Glasgow Doors Open Days Archive
Glasgow Doors Open Days Archive
Doors Open Days Glasgow 2016
Doors Open Days Glasgow Buildings – list : external link
Historic Glasgow: best Strathclyde buildings of the past
New Olympia House in Bridgeton
image courtesy of Clyde Gateway
New Olympia House in Bridgeton
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