Doors Open Days is Scotland’s largest free festival that celebrates heritage and the built environment. This annual event gives local residents and visitors of all ages the opportunity to visit historic, civic and interesting buildings that are not usually open or accessible to the public; all for free!
Doors Open Days takes place throughout Scotland in September and is co-ordinated nationally by The Scottish Civic Trust as part of European Heritage Days and Scottish Archaeology Month. For full details of this exciting nationwide festival, and to access the online programme, visit the dedicated Doors Open Days website.
“Get in to Buildings with Doors Open Days – it’s free and open to all!”
In Perth and Kinross, Doors Open Days is co-ordinated by Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust and funded by The Gannochy Trust. The Trust has been organising the festival in Perth and Kinross since 1996 and we estimate that our programmes have allowed over 90,000 people the opportunity to visit historic and civic gems across the region. The festival wouldn’t be possible without the enthusiastic and dedicated support of thousands of building owners, custodians, volunteers and staff who contribute their time and energy to opening venues to the public each year.
Doors Open Days 2022
Perth and Kinross Doors Open Days 2022 will be held on the weekend of the 17th and 18th of September. This year’s European Heritage Days theme is “sustainability”, while the national theme follows Visit Scotland’s “Year of Stories”. Stay tuned for further event info!
Get involved for 2022!
As ever we’re committed to making the festival as interesting, accessible and successful as we can. If you operate a venue, activity or group which fits one or both of this year’s themes and would like to take part, or you have a suggestion of somewhere you would like to see added to this year’s programme, then please do get in touch with us.