Doors Open Day throughout Ayrshire is co-ordinated by volunteers from Kyle and Carrick Civic Society, who were pioneers with Glasgow in 1990, so this is our 29th!  There will be 60 venues taking part, including Skelmorlie Secret Bunker Royal Observer Corps underground monitoring post and Skelmorlie & Wemyss Bay Parish Church, North Ayrshire; the private Telephone Museum at Darvel and The Club founded 1884 in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire; and the Police Cells below Ayr Town Hall and Ayr Sheriff and JP Court where a mini mock trial is planned, South Ayrshire.


New this year is the cluster of 12 venues in Scotland’s Craft Town, West Kilbride, which should prove popular as all the family could enjoy the whole day there on Saturday 8th taking in the Museum in the Village Hall, activities for young people in the Community Centre and the Library, plus the Barony Centre and eight craft studios!


Funding has kindly been provided by North Ayrshire Council, South Ayrshire Council, the Energy Saving Trust and Ayrshire Housing.


The printed brochure will be available from libraries throughout the county.



Ayr Gaiety Theatre

Date 1: 09/09/2018
Date 2: 01/01/0001
Tags: Weekend 1 (31 August - 1 September)

9 September 2018

The Gaiety Theatre, designed by local architect J McHardy Young, was built in 1902. This category B listed building closed in 2009, and after a huge campaign by the local community, reopened in December 2012 with Cinderella. The theatre is now run as a charity by the Ayr Gaiety Partnership with the support of over 100 volunteers. In 2016 the Gaiety underwent a 2.4 million refurbishment which highlights the Art Deco and Edwardian heritage, with the Rococo style Cherubs being of particular historic interest.Accessible tours 12 noon until 1pm. Booking in advance is essential: phone 01292 288 235 or visit for more information.?


Ayr: Cambusdoon Sports Club

Date 1: 08/09/2019
Date 2: 01/01/0001


8 September 2019

Cambusdoon Sports Club is situated in historic Alloway, just over the road from the Auld Kirk and has a heritage of 160 years as Alloway Cricket Club was formed in 1859. These days we offer Cricket, Lawn Bowls and Football to our playing members and have a large social membership. For Doors Open Day, we should like to welcome new friends to the Club, providing tours of our Clubhouse (home since 1997) and, weather permitting, the opportunity to participate in some fun activities organised by Alloway Bowling Club, Ayr Cricket Club and Cambusdoon FC. Please wear suitable footwear (trainers) if you wish to participate in the sporting activities.

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