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Area Coordinator

Ruth Morris
Glasgow Building Preservation Trust
Room 16, Wellpark Enterprise Centre
120 Sydney Street
Glasgow
G31 1JF
Tel: 0141 554 4411

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Glasgow:  20 September 2014 – 21 September 2014

Glasgow was the first UK city to host Doors Open Day which forms part of the Europe-wide, European Heritage Days. Since 1990 the event has grown year on year. The superb festival is free, city-wide, extraordinarily diverse, welcoming, and above all, fun. Doors Open Day is a unique celebration of the best of Glasgow, aimed at the whole family. 
Pat Chalmers, Chair, Glasgow Building Preservation Trust

Glasgow Doors Open Day is a popular built heritage festival that takes place throughout the city of Glasgow. It is organised by Glasgow Building Preservation Trust and is now in its 25th year.

In 2014 there are 92 buildings, over 54 walks & tours and over 28 talks & special events.

 

All buildings will be listed on this site soon for more details and the latest information visit: www.glasgowdoorsopenday.com

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Govan Old Church
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20.09.14 (10.00-16.00) - 21.09.14 (13.00-16.00)
866 Govan Road, Glasgow,  G51 3UU
A-Listed on a site of great antiquity. Priceless stained-glass from 5 English Studios. Home to the Govan Stones including 5 log-backs & the Govan Sarcophagus.
Architect: Robert Rowand Anderson
Building Date: 1888
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House For An Art Lover
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20.09.14 - 21.09.14 (9.00-12.30)
10 Dumbreck RoadBellahouston Park, Glasgow,  G41 5BW
 House For An Art Lover - Image 1Designed by the famous Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, House for an Art Lover provides an excellent resource for visitors as a cultural attraction and tourist destination, whilst also being one of the citys finest wedding and events venues.
Architect: Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Building Date: 1996
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Mackintosh Church, The
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20.09.14 (10.00-16.00)
870 Garscube Road, Queens Cross, Queens Cross, Glasgow,  G20 7EL
 Mackintosh Church, The - Image 1Mackintoshs only church design to be built and now the Societys headquarters. Magnificent stained glass blue heart window and exceptional relief carving on wood and stone are highlights of the interior where light and space are used to dramatic effect.
Architect: Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Building Date: 1897-99
Majority of this building is on the ground floor
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Maryhill Burgh Halls
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20.09.14 - 21.09.14 (10.00-16.00)
10 Gairbraid Avenue/1513 Maryhill Road, Glasgow,  G20 8YE
 Maryhill Burgh Halls - Image 1Maryhills historic 19th century municipal buildings ? Burgh Halls, Police Station and Fire Station are now, thanks to an award-winning ?9.5M regeneration project, a hall & events space, caf?, nursery, studios and offices fit for the 21st century. Featuring unique stained glass portraying working people by Stephen Adam, plus modern glass by Alec Galloway.
Architect: Duncan McNaughton
Building Date: 1878
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Pollok House
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21.09.12 (10.00-16.30)
Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow,  G43 1AT
 Pollok House - Image 1Pollok House is the ancestral home of the Maxwell family. The present house dates from around 1752 and contains one of the finest collections of Spanish art in the United Kingdom together with furniture and furnishings appropriate to an Edwardian country house.
Architect: Allan Dreghorn
Building Date: 1752
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St. Andrew's Cathedral
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20.09.14 - 21.09.14 (10.00-16.00)
190 Clyde Street, Glasgow,  G1 4JY
 St. Andrew's Cathedral - Image 1Recently renovated, Glasgows first post-Reformation Catholic Church and an early example of Gothic revivalism is seen in renewed splendour with stunning d?cor, new artwork including Peter Howsons St. John Ogilvie and the addition of a cloister garden.
Architect: James Gillespie Graham
Building Date: 1816
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Arlington Baths Club
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20.09.14 - 21.09.14 (10.00-16.00)
61 Arlington Street, Glasgow,  G3 6DT
Arlington Baths Club - Image 1

Possibly the oldest swimming club of its kind in Europe. Behind the well-proportioned, classical facade lies a Turkish room, a Glaswegian homage to the Alhambra. This has tiled walls and floor and a beehive roof studded with star shaped, coloured windows.

 

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Architect: John Burnet snr.
Building Date: 1870

Limited wheelchair access

  • Guided Tours Available
  • Guided tour includes all areas - the pool, vaulted Turkish suite, gym and snooker room, with photos of the baths at the turn of the century. Free history fact sheet.
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Bridgeton Bus Garage, Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust
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(Booked Tours Only ) 21.09.14 (Booked Tours Only )
76 Fordneuk Street, Bridgeton,  G40 3AH
Bridgeton Bus Garage, Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust - Image 1

Get a behind the scenes look at the last purpose-built Glasgow Corporation bus garage. Constructed in 1965, it is now home to the Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust's collection of vintage buses and commercial vehicles.

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Architect: Glasgow Corporation
Building Date: 1965
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Britannia Panopticon Music Hall
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20.09.14 - 21.09.14 (11.00-17.00)
113-117 Trongate, Glasgow,  G1 5HD
Britannia Panopticon Music Hall - Image 1

The World's Oldest Surviving Music Hall open's its doors for a new exhibition of costume and some very moving pictures of Glasgow.

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Architect: Thomas Gildard & Robert H M MacFarlane
Building Date: 1857
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Buchanan Bridge Club
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20.09.14 - 21.09.14 (10.00-16.00)
4 Clairmont Gardens, Glasgow,  G3 7LW
Buchanan Bridge Club - Image 1Very impressive A-listed Victorian townhouse, part of a B-listed terrace in Park district. Retains many splendid original features and was the home of Calmac founder David Hutcheson. It remained a family home until bought by the club in 1960.
Architect: Style of Charles Wilson
Building Date: 1857
All welcome for a sample bridge lesson at 2pm on Saturday and Sunday and 7pm on Thurs 18th September.
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