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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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Why not get social

Facebook www.facebook.com/GlasgowDoorsOpenDays,
Twitter www.twitter.com/GlasgowDOD 
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Briggait, The
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20.09.14 - 21.09.14 (11.00-17.00)
141 Bridgegate, Glasgow,  G1 5HZ
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The Briggait was originally the city's fish market and has now been transformed into a vibrant new home for over 80 artists and cultural organisations, alongside hosting exhibitions and events.

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Architect: Clarke & Bell
Building Date: 1873;2010
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Clydeport
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20.09.14 (10:00-16:00)
16 Robertson Street, Glasgow,  G2 8DS
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Seldom open to the public, Clydeport's superb head office contains a number of fine features; french walnut panelling and Stephen Adam stained glass.

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Architect: Sir John James Burnet
Building Date: 1883-86
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Cowcaddens Fire Station
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20.09.14 (10:00-16:00) - 21.09.14 (10.00-16.00)
123 Port Dundas Road, Glasgow,  G4 1ES
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This large fire station provides fire cover to most of Glasgow city centre from the River Clyde northwards. Head along to find out more about Glasgow's Firefighters and the inner workings of a station.

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Architect: Architect Unknown
Building Date: 1985
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Glasgow Cathedral
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20.09.14 (9.30-16:45) - 21.09.14 (13.00-17.00)
Castle Street, Glasgow,  G4 0RH
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Glasgow's oldest building, a place of worship containing the tomb of St. Mungo, founder of Glasgow. Very fine stained glass, millennium window designed by John Clark, Altar Frontal designed by Malcolm Lochhead and a fine 4-manual Father Willis organ.

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Architect: Architect Unknown
Building Date: 1197
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Glasgow Central Mosque
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20.09.14 - 21.09.14 (10.00-16.00)
1 Mosque Avenue, Glasgow,  G5 9TA
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The largest mosque in Scotland and one of the most recognisable buildings in Glasgow. Visited by over 5000 Muslims and non-Muslims every week.

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Architect: Coleman Ballantine
Building Date: 1983
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Glasgow City Chambers
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21.09.13 (10.00-16.00)
82 George Square, Glasgow,  G2 1DY
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Stupendous example of 19th century architecture and home to Glasgow City Council. The interior boasts mosaic, marble, carved wood, mural paintings, embossed wallpaper and gilding to create a wonderful civic palace.

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Architect: William Young
Building Date: 1888
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Glasgow Museums Resource Centre
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20.09.14 (Booked tours only) - 21.09.14 (Booked tours only)
200 Woodhead Road, Nitshill, Glasgow,  G53 7NN
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A vast collection of objects from around the world. Only a tiny fraction of them can be displayed at the 9 museums across the city – the rest is stored at GMRC. Join them for a guided tour of Glasgow's treasure trove.

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Architect: Civic Design & Glasgow City Council
Building Date: 2003
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Glasgow Police Museum
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20.09.14 - 21.09.14 (10.00-16.30)
1/1, 30 Bell Street, Glasgow,  G1 1LG
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The museum tells the story of the UK's oldest police force, the City of Glasgow Police (1800-1975). International police uniforms and insignia on display with a curator available to answer questions.

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Architect: A B McDonald
Building Date: 1904
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Glasgow School of Art, The: Reid Building
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20.09.14 (Booked tours only) - 21.09.14 (Booked tours only)
11 Dalhousie Street, Glasgow,  G3 6RQ

Tour GSA’s new Reid building to discover architect Steven Holl’s contemporary homage to Mackintosh’s use of light and space. Explore the School's rich history in the new ‘Window on Mackintosh’ visitor centre and browse contemporary designs by upcoming students and graduates in the new GSA Shop.

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Architect: Steven Holl Architects & JM Architects
Building Date: 2014
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Glasgow Sheriff Court
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20.09.14 (9:30-16.00)
1 Carlton Place, Glasgow,  G5 9DA

A purpose built court house covering Civil and Criminal business. Highly polished interiors with imaginative use of timber, stone and daylight. One of the busiest courts in Europe.

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Architect: Keddie Wilson
Building Date: 1986
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