Ruth MorrisGlasgow Building Preservation TrustRoom 16, Wellpark Enterprise Centre120 Sydney StreetGlasgowG31 1JFTel: 0141 554 4411
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 26th year.
We will be announcing the full programme of events at the start of August. Why not join the mailing list to be kept up to date.
All buildings will be listed on this site soon for more details and the latest information visit: http://glasgowdoorsopenday.com/
The Hunterian is the nation’s leading University museum and art gallery. Built on the founding bequest of pioneering anatomist and obstetrician William Hunter, it is home to over a million magnificent items ranging from meteorites to mummies and Mackintosh.
Mackintosh House: Tours: Tue - Sat 10am - 4pm, Sun 11am - 3pm, every half hour; 30 minutes. Meeting Point: Hunterian Art Gallery Reception
Full Wheelchair Access in Museum & Art Gallery. Limited Wheelchair Access in Mackintosh House
for more information please go to http://glasgowdoorsopenday.com/event/hunterian/
This lovely sandstone church built in 1905, has recently had major stonework repairs to enable the work of the congregation to be maintained into the 21st century. Marvel at the beautiful stained glass and fine organ. Performances planned throughout the weekend. Sunday Worship 10.30
For more information please go to http://glasgowdoorsopenday.com/event/jordanhill-parish-church/
Newly restored and refurbished by GBPT, this iconic Bandstand is firmly back on the list of venues at the heart of Glasgow's cultural landscape. Come along to find out about its restoration and history. You might even get a peek backstage too!
For more information go to http://glasgowdoorsopenday.com/event/kelvingrove-bandstand-amphitheatre/
Comprehensive re-roofing has enabled this iconic building to remain as a place of worship fulfilling its orginal purpose. Built in 1876 as the subject of an architectural competition, this winning design for Hillhead Parish Church was based on Sainte Chapelle.
Sunday Worship 11-12. Tours: available on request; 20 minutes. Meeting Point: Main Entrance Under Gallery
For more information please go to http://glasgowdoorsopenday.com/event/kelvinside-hillhead-parish-church/
Get behind the scenes of one of the finest remaining examples of Frank Matcham’s eclectic mix of styles. Busy working theatre receiving large scale musicals, drama, dance and pantomime.
Tours: Sat 10am, 10.15am, 10.30am, 11am, 11.15am & 11.30am; 40 minutes. Meeting Point: Kings Theatre Foyer
8+ years only. Those with reduced mobility should enquire before booking - limited disabled access.
Traditional Stables Building, renovated into a vibrant community hub focusing on landscaping and green technologies. Head North and explore this charming canal side building with treasure hunts, eco arts and crafts, outdoor play and canoe rides (weather dependent)
Limited disabled access
Tue - Fri 10am - 2pm, Sat 10am - 4pm. Tours: available on request; 45 minutes. Meeting Point: Front Door
For more information please go to http://glasgowdoorsopenday.com/event/lambhill-stables/
This multi-purpose church building dates from 1995, extended in 2011. Here you can see a spectacular 12 foot oil-on-canvas portrayal of The Last Supper (Stuart Duffin RSA, 2012), along with stained glass by Adam and Webster (1909, 1952).
For more information please go to http://glasgowdoorsopenday.com/event/langside-parish-church/
Image credit: Iain Mclean
French Gothic meets Victorian Glasgow. Sun Insurance commissioned this A-listed building with sculpture by William Birnie Rhind and an art gallery on the ground floor. Home to Alexander Reid who showed the Glasgow Boys here. Restored in 2014 and once again showing fine art.
Mon, Tue & Fri 11am - 5pm, Wed & Thur 11am- 6pm, Sat & Sun 10am - 5pm
For more information please go to http://glasgowdoorsopenday.com/event/leiper-gallery/
Formerly known as The Herald Building, this was the first public commission which Charles Rennie Mackintosh worked on and opened in 1895. Join tours to discover the history of the building and view an exhibition of distinctive, kaleidoscope 3D collages inspired by Glasgow's built heritage.
Limited disabled access
Mon - Thur 10.30am - 5pm, Fri - Sun 10am - 5pm. Tours: Mon - Fri 11am, 12noon, 1pm & 2pm, Sat 11am, Sat & Sun 12noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm; 40 minutes. Meeting Point: Reception
For more information please go to http://glasgowdoorsopenday.com/event/lighthouse-the/
Image credit: Simon Tsang
Mackintosh’s only church design to be built and now the headquarters of the Mackintosh Society and a budding events venue. Explore this hidden architectural gem with stained glass, wood and stone carvings, and dramatic uses of light and space.
For more information please go to http://glasgowdoorsopenday.com/event/mackintosh-church-the/
The Scottish Civic Trust: The Tobacco Merchants House, 42 Miller Street,Glasgow, G1 1DT
Tel: 0141 221 1466, Fax: 0141 248 6952,Email: email@example.com
The Scottish Civic Trust is a registered Scottish charity. Charity No. SC012569
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