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Edinburgh Doors Open Days takes place on the weekend of the 29th & 30th of September. There are also a series of Talks, Tours & Demos in the week leading up.

Details of venues are currently being populated on the site and will be completed by the 20th of August.

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

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

Edinburgh

Anatomical Museum

Date 1: 29/09/2018
Date 2: 01/01/0001
Tags: Great for families and children Weekend 4 (22-23 September)

29 September 2018

The Anatomical Museum at the University of Edinburgh opened in 1884 and still forms an integral part of the ‘Old Medical School’ (designed by Robert Rowan Anderson). Anderson submitted building plans after touring the classical medical schools of Europe and his final design mixed elements of Scottish architecture with a 'Cinquecento' Italian style. The museum has one of the largest and best-preserved collections of anatomy in Scotland, as well as the skeleton of the serial killer William Burke. The specimens and preparations on display have helped to teach anatomy to students for 300 years. Today the museum is still used by medical students as a resource and study space. Specimens include skeletons, death masks and fascinating anatomical curiosities. Booking Essential via https://doorsopenday-anatomicalmuseum.eventbrite.co.uk www.ed.ac.uk/biomedical-sciences/anatomy/anatomical-museum

Edinburgh

Appleton Tower: School of Infomatics

Date 1: 29/09/2018
Date 2: 01/01/0001
Tags: Weekend 4 (22-23 September)

29 September 2018

A controversial building since its inception - once considered the ugliest building in Edinburgh, Appleton Tower recently underwent a thorough refurbishment with a new entrance and enhanced facilities. Home to the University’s world-leading School of Informatics since the Cowgate fire in 2002, it’s currently used for teaching while research has moved to the Informatics Forum across the road. The state-of-the-art study suite on Level 9 offers amazing views of the city. Activities: Visual displays on historical information about the School of Informatics, student stewards/volunteers at key points to offer insight into student life, video/audio presentations. 30 minute tours will take place hourly at 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30 and 14:30. Booking essential at www.ed.ac.uk/informatics/news-events/doors-open-day-2018 www.ed.ac.uk/informatics

Edinburgh

Bridgend Farmhouse

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

Late 18th century traditional farmhouse building with surrounding steadings, on Craigmillar Castle estate. Fragments of early 16c chapel remain. A hub for local farming life, long before Craigmillar and the Inch housing estates grew around it. Has been a dairy farm, pig farm, cattle farm. Left derelict for 17 years, restored with Lottery funding and reopened as community-owned hub; a place for learning, eating, nourishing of well-being and collecting of local memories.(with thanks to Greater Liberton Heritage Project)?Year Of Young People: Recreation of what it was like to be a young person around the Bridgend community? around the mid 1950s-early 1960s. Stories, photographs, first-person accounts, board games, arts and crafts, music and food.Bonus: woodland walk and activity, starting at farmhouse and finishing in Craigmillar Castle Park, with Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust.

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