Doors Open Days

Doors Open Days is Scotland’s largest free annual architectural event.  It has been celebrating heritage and the built environment in Scotland since 1990, and it takes place every September. Doors Open Days is coordinated nationally by the Scottish Civic Trust and is part of European Heritage Days alongside Scottish Archaeology Month.  European Heritage Days is a pan-European project that brings citizens together and highlights the European dimensions of our shared cultural heritage.  It is a joint initiative of the Council of Europe and the European Commission.  Both Doors Open Days and Scottish Archaeology Month take place in September annually, are month-long events, and are supported by Historic Environment Scotland.

Doors Open Days are delivered in collaboration with area coordinators from local authorities and amenity groups, supported by many thousands of volunteers.

Visit the Doors Open Days website to learn more about the annual celebrations, find out about venues that participate each year, sign up to the ebulletin, and read all our latest news and stories: