Now in its 28th year, the ever popular Doors Open Day Festival is taking place from 11-17 September.  Offering a rare glimpse into some of Glasgow’s iconic historic buildings, as well as talks, walks and tours, this fantastic event is a real celebration of the city’s architecture, heritage and quirkiness!

The full, free programme of events and activities has now been unveiled and can be seen online at

Meantime, here are some of the programme highlights:

Clydeport Building

A rare chance to step into the majestic offices of what was once one of the most powerful bodies in Glasgow.  With golden mosaics, walnut panelling and incredible stained glass windows, this has to be top of the must-visits.

Citizen’s Theatre

A wonderful opportunity to explore backstage and see around behind the scenes of this iconic theatre, and hear all the stories from its vibrant history.

Govanhill Baths

This beautiful 100 tear old Edwardian bathouse is steeped in history. An important function of the building in the early years was to provide clothes-washing and bathing facilities for local people.

Glasgow Sheriff Court

Find out more about this important building and what goes on inside - don’t get locked in the cells though!

West Boathouse

Located in Glasgow Green and home to Glasgow’s oldest rowing club, you can book in for a rowing taster session on the River!


A comprehensive range of tours are on offer, including guided walks exploring the city’s mural trail, a music themed tour and a tutored photography walk – be sure to book these popular sessions in advance.

The Bridgeton Bus Garage

A real treat for all transport enthusiasts – over 100 vintage vehicles make up this impressive collection.

Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival is organised by Glasgow Building Preservation Trust.  Doors Open Days is coordinated nationally by the Scottish Civic Trust as part of European Heritage Days. The Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival is part of the Festival of Architecture 2017 happening across Scotland in September.