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Edinburgh & East Lothian combined Doors Open Days takes place on the weekend of the 29th & 30th of September. East Lothian building details are now live!

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Edinburgh & East Lothian's combined brochure will also be available to download as a pdf from this site from 1st September 2018.

Please note there may be adjustments to building details so please double-check on the day.

 

East Lothian

Amisfield Walled Garden

Date 1: 29/09/2018
Date 2: 30/09/2018
Tags: Weekend 4 (22-23 September)

29-30 September 2018

Amisfield Walled Garden dates from 1783. Designed by John Henderson for the 7th Earl of Wemyss, the garden once formed part of the policies of Amisfield House which was demolished in 1928. It’s one of the largest walled gardens in the country, at 8 acres. Over the past decade Amisfield has been turned into a vibrant community garden. Informal guided tours are available on request. There will also be displays of Scottish heritage apples, apple tasting and juicing. YOYP: Displays showing activities that have been undertaken by schoolchildren at the garden as part of the John Muir award. ACTIVITIES: Guided tours, information leaflets/notes, children’s activities, visual displays, displays of heritage apples, apple tasting & juicing, stewards/volunteers at key points, refreshments for sale.

East Lothian

Dunbar Townhouse - Museum & Gallery

Date 1: 29/09/2018
Date 2: 30/09/2018
Tags: Weekend 4 (22-23 September)

29-30 September 2018

With its distinctive witch's hat tower and its bell, clock and sun dials the Town House has been the focus of town life since the 16th century. Our staff are always on hand to chat about the town and the history of the building. Take a guided tour to visit the council chamber – scene of the infamous witch trials – and the historic cell. The building is home to a museum and gallery with changing historical and art exhibitions. YOYP: The exhibition in our main gallery Scenes of Street, Sea and Shore Photography by Frederick George Sanson (1874-1965) to conjure up memories of childhood holidays and adventures. Activities: Guided tours (at 1:15, 2:15, 3:15 and 4:15), visual displays, local history display area and research room.

John Muir's Birthplace

East Lothian

John Muir's Birthplace

Date 1: 29/09/2018
Date 2: 30/09/2018
Tags: Weekend 4 (22-23 September)

29-30 September 2018

John Muir�s life and work has inspired people all over the world. Discover how the boy born in this house became one of the driving forces behind the global conservation movement. Our absorbing hands-on interpretation centre will take you on the journey of John Muir�s life as a pioneering conservationist, explorer, writer, geologist and inventor. Our temporary exhibitions explores his passion for geology and the role this played in his own adventures and discoveries.Our friendly, well informed staff are always on hand to help and answer questions. The building is fully accessible with three floors of family friendly interactive displays complemented by a lively exhibition and events programme.There will be a special children�s trail around the building for Doors Open Day, ask at the desk when you enter.

East Lothian

National Museum of Flight

Date 1: 30/09/2018
Date 2: 01/01/0001
Tags:

30 September 2018

The National Museum of Flight is home to one of Europe’s best collections of aircraft, including Scotland’s Concorde. Learn about the history of aviation from the First World War to the present day and immerse yourself in our interactive exhibitions, supersonic experiences and historic hangars and original First World War airfield. New for 2018, don’t miss our fantastic Red Arrows Hawk T.1A on display in the Concorde Hangar. For full access information please see: www.nms.ac.uk/national-museum-of-flight/plan-your-visit/#access The site is fully accessible other than some of the passenger aircraft (including Concorde) which can only be boarded by stairs.

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