Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival
Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival is an annual event organised by Glasgow Building Preservation Trust to celebrate the city's architecture, culture & heritage.
For one week each September we bring together dozens of participants who throw open the doors of over 100 historic buildings, theatres, museum stores, factories, studios, breweries & more, across the city, to the public, for free. The mission of the festival is to increase civic pride among Glaswegians and to broaden awareness of the city's rich built & cultural heritage at local, national & international levels.
What was originally a weekend of open buildings has grown to become a week-long programme with a diverse range of events engaging with the city's built environment in different ways. We also have a dedicated children's programme of activities & pull together a programme of over 100 other events, exhibitions, guided walks and talks.
Organised by GBPT each year since 1990, Glasgow Doors Open Days is part of a family of Doors Open Days events taking place across Scotland throughout September, coordinated nationally by the Scottish Civic Trust. In 2019 we celebrate 30 years of Glasgow Doors Open Days.