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Rosemary Grace
Economic Development Officer
Inverclyde Council
75-81 Cathcart Street
Greenock
PA15 1DE
Tel: 01475 715555

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Inverclyde:  13 September 2014 – 14 September 2014

Your chance to have a look inside more than 40 of Inverclyde’s most interesting and fascinating buildings, both old and new, this September during Inverclyde's Doors Open Days.

All of Inverclyde's programme is listed below or you can download the Inverclyde Doors Open brochure at: www.inverclyde.gov.uk/events

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Greenock - McLean Museum and Art Gallery
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13.09.14 (10.00-17.00)
The McLean Museum and Art Gallery, 15 Kelly Street, Greenock,  PA16 8JX
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Designed by A Adamson, the museum houses outstanding collections of fine art, local heritage, technology and culture in a wonderful Grade A listed Victorian museum. 

There is also an art gallery and a temporary exhibition programme.Museum staff on hand to answer questions. 


Architect: A Adamson
Building Date: 1876

On show will be the commemorative exhibition Inverclyde's War 1914-1918 supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Shop.  Disabled access and toilets on the ground floor.

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Greenock - Municipal Buildings
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13.09.14 (10.00-14.00)
Clyde Square, Greenock,  PA15 1LX
Greenock - Municipal Buildings - Image 1H & D Barclay won an architectural competition to design the Municipal Buildings with its ornate sculptures and landmark Victoria Tower. The intricate plasterwork on the Grand Corridor ceiling, the restored Council Chambers and the District Court are well worth seeing. Category 'A' listed building.
Architect: H & D Barclay
Building Date: 1879-84

Opportunity to view this Category 'A' listed building.

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Greenock - Royal West of Scotland Amateur Boat Club
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13.09.14 - 14.09.14 (14.30-17.30)
Esplanade, Greenock,  PA16 7SE
Greenock - Royal West of Scotland Amateur Boat Club - Image 1

The Club was founded in 1866 by the owners of houses on the Esplanade.  The formed the West of Scotland Amateur Boat Club and constructed the clubhouse. In 1885 the Club was granted the Royal Charter after providing a boat that was used to row Queen Victoria.

The Clubhouse is on two levels.  On the upper level we have the bar, a large hall, a full sized snooker table and a members’ lounge.  There is also a balcony with scenic views over the Clyde.  The lower level has a boat repair workshop, canoe and rowing boat storage. 

 

 

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Greenock - Scottish Fire & Rescue Service Museum
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13.09.14 (10.30-16.00) - 14.09.14 (12.00-16.00)
Dalrymple Street, Greenock,  PA15 1LY
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This is the old Victorian Fire Station in Greenock, which opened in 1887 and closed in 1960.  It is now the Scottish Fire and Rescue Services Museum and Heritage Centre.
There is a complete range of fire engines and fire fighting equipment and uniforms on display covering the period The Fire Station was open.  




Building Date: 1887
Children’s quiz sheets, interactive games
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Greenock - Sir Gabriel Wood's Mariners Home
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13.09.14 (10.00-12.00 & 14.00-16.00)
67 Newark Street, Greenock,  PA16 7TQ
Greenock - Sir Gabriel Wood's Mariners Home - Image 1

The Mariners Home was built by Mr W King, Contractor & Builder, Houston in 1850 and opened in 1954. The front of the building ranging from 1500-1540 in a Tudor period of Gothic architecture.

Currently a Care Home for the elderly and specialist unit for Korsakoff mainly for retired seafarers but currently open to all.


Architect: MacIntosh
Building Date: 1851
Opportunity to view this magnificent Collegiate style listed building.
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Greenock - St John the Evangelist Church
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13.09.14 (10.00-12.00 & 14.00-16.00) - 14.09.14 (14.00-16.00 )
Union Street, Greenock,  PA16 8JJ
Greenock - St John the Evangelist Church - Image 1

The present building was consecrated in 1878, designed by Paley and Austin of Lancaster - their only Scottish church. 

The intricately carved rood screen based on a medieval screen in Gloucestershire and designed by H Q Tarbolton, was given by the family of Sir John Kerr, one time Governor of Bengal. 


Architect: Paley & Austin
Building Date: 1878

Volunteers will be available to answer questions.

Sunday service at 11.00am 

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Greenock - St Margaret's Church
New This Year
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13.09.14 (10am - 4pm) - 14.09.14 (Sunday service 11am - 12noon)
Finch Road, St Andrew Street, Greenock,  PA16 7DE
Greenock - St Margaret's Church - Image 1St Margaret’s Church was opened in 1951 as the centre of worship in the newly developed Auchneagh Area.  The biggest single influence in its development and improvement was its first Minister Rev Andrew Swan.  The present beauty of the Sanctuary is due to the work of individual members over the years.
Building Date: 1951
There will be a display of photographs, recording the history of the Church from construction to modern day.  Tea, Coffee and biscuits will be provided

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Greenock - St Mary's Catholic Church
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13.09.14 (11.00-16.00) - 14.09.14 (13.00-16.00)
14 Patrick Street, Greenock,  PA16 8NA
Greenock - St Mary's Catholic Church - Image 1St Mary’s has great historical importance as the “Mother Parish” of the Catholic Church in Inverclyde and beyond.  The B listed building, refurbished in 2002, has stained glass windows striking for the richness of their colour.  At the rear of the church a plaque commemorates deceased parish priests.
Architect: George Goldie, refurbished Quigley Associates
Building Date: 1862, refurbished 2003
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Greenock - Starter Packs Inverclyde Depot
New This Year
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13.09.14 (10:00 - 12noon)
Unit 2 Empress Court, St Andrew Street, Greenock,  PA15 4RW
Greenock - Starter Packs Inverclyde Depot - Image 1Starter Packs Inverclyde is a charity launched in 2002 as a direct response to the problems facing homeless people who when offered a tenancy lack sufficient funds to purchase basic household necessities.  There will be the opportunity to see round the depot and to learn about the service provided.
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Greenock - The Beacon
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14.09.13 (10.00-20.00)
Custom House Quay, Greenock,  PA15 1HJ
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The Beacon opened in January 2013 and is one of the finest arts venues in the UK. Situated at Customhouse Quay in Greenock, it enjoys a spectacular lcoation overlooking the Clyde estuary towards the hills of Argyll and Dunbartonshire. There are two performing spaces. a Bistro/bar and event rooms for up to 170 guests.


Building Date: 2012

Guided tours will commence at the following times and will last around an hour....10:00 and 11:00 (access all areas) and 13:00 and 14:00 (studio theatre closed for rehearsal).

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