Edinburgh & East Lothian Doors Open Days 2020

Edinburgh & East Lothian Doors Open Days 2020 will be held on the 26th and 27th September 2020. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency, it has been decided that there will be no physical access to buildings this year. Instead, we have turned Doors Open Days into a digital event that will still allow you to ‘visit’ the buildings you love.

 

You will find details below of venues across Edinburgh and East Lothian that have prepared a wide range of digital materials for you to access online that tell you more about their buildings, outdoors spaces, history and more. Use the map function, search by category or keyword, or simply scroll to the bottom and take some time explore some fantastic locations.

  • 1722 Waggonway Museum
    East Lothian's 1722 Waggonway is Scotland's oldest railway. Enjoy a virtual tour
  • Abbeymount Studios
    Abbeymount Studios is Out of the Blue Arts & Education Trust’s exciting creative space...
  • Assembly Rooms Edinburgh
    Edinburgh’s grand Assembly Rooms on George Street opened on the 11th January 1787 for...
  • Astley Ainsley Hospital
    This video tour of the Astley Ainsley site is made as part of the...
  • Augustine United Church
    Augustine is a diverse, progressive Christian congregation of the United Reformed Church. For Doors Open...
  • Bellfield
    After the first successful urban community right to buy campaign, Action Porty reopened the...
  • Benjamin Tindall Architects
    Built on part of Edinburgh’s first city wall, the history of 17 Victoria Terrace...
  • Bridgend Farmhouse
    ​Bridgend Farmhouse is a community owned and run charitable organisation in south Edinburgh with...
  • Canongate Kirk and Kirkyard
    Building work on Edinburgh's famous Canongate Kirk began in 1688 and in its day...
  • Collective
    Watch Lisa Williams explain the hidden history of the relationship between Edinburgh's observatory and...
  • Comely Bank Cemetery
    Designed by the eminent architect George Washington Brown, Edinburgh's Comely Bank Cemetery was laid...
  • Craigmillar Castle Park Cemetery
    Edinburgh’s newest principal cemetery, the 15 acre Craigmillar Castle Park Cemetery, off Old Dalkeith...
  • Cramond Kirk
    Enjoy this fantastic virtual video tour of the Kirk and its graveyard
  • Custom House
    SHBT CEO Una Richards gives a talk on the history and future of Custom...
  • Dunbar's Close Garden
    Enjoy a virtual tour of one of Edinburgh's many secret gardens

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The Cockburn Association gratefully acknowledges support for Doors Open Days Edinburgh 2020 from the City of Edinburgh Council.  Doors Open Days takes place throughout Scotland and is part of European Heritage Days.  Information about the national programme can be found at www.doorsopendays.org.uk.