Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival all this week!

Glasgow's Doors Open Days is a week long celebration of walks, talks, events, and venues to visit.  Visit the Festival Hub at St Andrew's in the Square, to gather information and attend many of the scheduled talks.

Here is a taster list of just some of the things coming up this week.  There is a brilliantly full programme of talks and activities too, so take time to search through what is on offer and book your places before they are all snapped up. All booking information is at the GDOD eventbrite page.


Garnethill Synagogue, 129 Hill Street Sun 10am - 4pm

Britannia Panopticon, 113-117 Trongate Mon - Fri 12noon - 4pm, sat - Sun 11am - 5pm  and join a screening of Tod Browning's 'Freaks', a 1932 horror film on Thursday 14th at 6.30pm (18+ only)

St Columba Gaelic Church of Scotland, 300 St Vincent Street, Thurs 12noon - 2pm, sat 10am - 4pm, Sun 1pm - 4pm.  15 min tours on request


Bilson Eleven, 10 Annfield Place, tours on Mon, Tues, Sat and Sun 11am and 1pm.  booking essential.

St Mary of the Assumption (Calton), 89 Abercromby Street, Mon - Sun 9am - 6pm.  tours at 11am and 2pm.


Mackintosh Queen’s Cross Church, 870 Garscube Road Sat 10am–2pm, Sun 10am–4pm

National Theatre of Scotland, 125 Craighall Road, Tours every half an hour:
Sat 10am– 5pm; Behind the scenes tour every half an hour 10.30-4.30, 45 minutes.


Caledonia Road Church, Caledonia Road, Sat 2pm-5pm

Camphill Gate, 988-1008a Pollokshaws RoadSat–Sun 10am–4pm, Tours on the hour; 20mins

GalGael Workshop, 15 Fairley Street, Sat 11am–3.30pm, tours on request
Tours: Wed, Thurs, Fri 1pm; 40mins

Mount Florida Primary School, 1127 Cathcart Road, Sat 10am-4pm, Tours on Request; 30mins.


The Back Garden, Off Brechin Street, Mon 2pm–4.30pm, Wed 12pm–2pm, Thurs 6.30pm–7.30pm, Fri 10am–12noon, Sat 11am–4pm

Kelvingrove Bandstand and Amphitheatre, Kelvin Way, Sat 10am–4pm, Tours: 11am, 3.30pm, Music 2–3pm from Enterprise Music Scotland for National Chamber Music Day

Knightswood St. Margaret’s Parish Church, 2000 Great Western Road Sat 10am–4pm, Sun 1pm–4pm, tours on request; 15 mins

New Glasgow Society, 1307 Argyle Street, Mon–Sun 11am–5pm



New Interpretations: Contemporary Art in Heritage is a new strand of the festival. The selected emerging artists ARE exhibiting new work, made in response to Pollok House and Holmwood House.

Contemporary Art in Heritage - Holmwood House
Mon 11 Sep-Sun 17 Sep, 12 pm-5pm
61-63 Netherlee Road, G44 3YU
Artist Joanne Dawson presents a new work created for Holmwood House.

Contemporary Art in Heritage - Pollok House
Mon 11 Sep-Fri 15 Sep, 10am-4pm
(free access is restricted to servant’s quarters only)
Sat 16 Sep - Sun 17 Sep 10am-5pm
(last admission 4.30pm)
Pollok House, 2060 Pollokshaws Rd, G43 1AT
Artist Nima Séne presents a new work created for
Pollok House.