Then and Now

The first Doors Open Days happened in Glasgow and Ayr, but what has happened to the buildings that took part in the last three decades? Discover the good, the bad and the unexpected changes that have happened over thirty years to some of Scotland’s most important buildings, and access interviews with the original Doors Open Days Coordinators, John Gerrard and Michael Hitchon.


Did you know that the following venues are taking part in Doors Open Days 2019, and they also took part in the very first Doors Open Days in 1990?  We wonder how much they've changed over the last 30 years!


Glasgow Arts Club

Tenement House

Kelvinside Hillhead Parish Church

Glasgow Central Mosque

Merchant's House of Glasgow

Trades Hall of Glasgow

Pearce Institute

Garnethill Synagogue


Ayr Sheriff Court

Tower of St John's