Edinburgh's public buildings to open their doors this weekend

The Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh’s Central Library, the Burns Monument and Boroughmuir High School are among the Council-managed venues that will be throwing their doors open this weekend (28 & 29 September) for Doors Open Day 2013.

A host of buildings, monuments and theatres will be participating in the annual Edinburgh Doors Open Day, which is run by The Cockburn Association. Now in its 22nd year, the event has become one of the Capital's most popular free days out.

From heritage landmarks to the city’s newest architecture, Doors Open Day offers free access to properties that are either not usually open to the public or would normally charge an entry fee. The event also offers the public an opportunity to find out more about the city’s public buildings.    

All venues feature behind the scenes tours, activities, exhibitions and/or talks which bring the history of the building and its everyday use to life.

Councillor Richard Lewis, Culture and Sport Convener for the City of Edinburgh Council, said: "Taking the opportunity to explore behind-the-scenes of some of Edinburgh’s most famous and noteworthy buildings is extremely worthwhile. Doors Open Day provides a fascinating insight into many of those places that we all just walk past on a day-today basis but each of them of them have their own story to tell.

“Whether it’s the newly refurbished Assembly Rooms, the neoclassical temple dedicated to Burns or the one-hundred year old Boroughmuir High School, you are certain to have a memorable and informative day out.”

Council-run buildings/sites taking part are:

· Assembly Rooms

· Boroughmuir High School

· Burns Monument

· Central Library

· City Chambers

· Greyfriars Kirkyard

· Old Observatory House

· The Queen’s Hall

· Tynecastle High School

Find out more about the venues and other taking part across Edinburgh by downloading the full Edinburgh Doors Open Day programme.

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