Doors Open Days in Perth and Kinross takes place in September. The event is funded by the Gannochy Trust and co-ordinated by PKHT for Perth and Kinross as part of the national event managed by The Scottish Civic Trust. Visit the Doors Open Days website for full details of this exciting architectural and civic festival!
Doors Open Days 2017
Perth and Kinross Doors Open Days took place across three weekends this year.
Kinross-shire and Strathearn: Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 September
Highland and Eastern Perthshire: Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 September
Perth City: Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September
We had 52 venues participating this year, many of which were new or returning after major refurbishment offering something of interest in the programme for everyone.
Doors Open Days is free and open to all!
Over 2300 people visted the 40 buildings that took part in 2016. These ranged from A-listed buildings and spectacular castles to civic buildings in use every day. New to the programme for 2016 was Durn (HQ of Bell Ingram land and estate agents); Perth Community Fire Station; Cleish Parish Church and Perth Crematorium.
At many of the buildings, hosts provided guided tours, exhibitions and refreshments. Sometimes there was storytelling events, music and children's activities. Check out the 2017 programme for an idea of what you can expect!
Copies of the programme are available from Libraries, Museums and Visit Scotland Information Centres from August each year or can be downloaded from this page.
Here’s what a few Doors Open Days visitors have said about the event in the past: “We love Doors Open Days, [it’s a] great opportunity to explore your own town and learn history” / “Wonderful experience and a joy to be a part of Doors Open Days” / “Really appreciate these opportunities!”
Doors Open Days would not be possible without the invaluable and dedicated support of event organisers and building custodians – the majority of whom are volunteers. Our sincere thanks to all those involved. In particular, thank you to the 229 volunteers who chalked up a total of 1489 hours for Doors Open Days 2016.
How to Participate in Doors Open Days
If you're a building owner/operator and would like to take part in Doors Open Days or you have a suggestion of somewhere you would like to see added to the programme then please get in touch with Gavin our Outreach Officer and Doors Open Days Area Coordinator. You can also find out more about how to get involved on the Doors Open Days website.