You can view and download our Access Guide here.


Access to buildings

Due to their historic or unique nature, we regret that some venues are not fully accessible. Access information is indicated in each listing in our brochure and in more detail in Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival listings on the national Doors Open Days website.


BSL Interpretation

A limited number of BSL interpreters are available to book for Walks and Tours taking place on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th.

If you would like to book a BSL interpreter for a walk or tour taking place on either of these dates, please contact Molly on or 0141 554 4411. This service is available on a first-come-first-served basis. See pages 36-41 of our brochure to view all our walk and tour listings (some of these will be taking place during the week 11th-15th September and so will not be eligible for BSL interpreter booking, a list of walks and tours happening on the Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th will be available in our accessibility guide which will be released later this week).

Once a BSL interpreter has been booked for a walk or tour, this information will be published on this page to let other BSL users know which walks and tours have BSL interpreters already booked for them – and which they can therefore attend too. If a walk or tour is booked to have BSL interpretation, and you are a BSL user planning to come along, please let us know so we can let our interpreter know in advance how many people they will be signing for.

Please note: Some of our walks and tours require advance booking. These places often sell out fast. If you would like to book a BSL interpreter for one of our bookable walks or tours, please contact Molly on or 0141 554 4411 before booking your place – we will put a ticket on hold for you to allow us to confirm that we have BSL interpreter slots available.


Electronic Notetaking

Electronic Notetaking will be available for all of our evening talks at our pop-up festival hub at St. Andrew’s in the Square (any talk which takes place on or after 4pm).  See pages 33-35 of our brochure to view the talk listings. Electronic Notetaking will be able to be viewed by all audience members for the selected talks and does not need to be booked, however we advise arriving early to ensure you have a clear view of the screen should you require this service.



A limited number of braille brochures are available and will be distributed to organisations in Glasgow. We also have a number of copies which can be posted out to individuals. If you would like a braille copy of our brochure please contact Molly on 0141 554 4411 or



Our brochure has been translated into Arabic and Polish. Copies of these brochures will be distributed to organisations in Glasgow. If you are an organisation that we have not been in contact with, and would like to request some of these brochures, please get in touch.


Our efforts to increase the accessibility of Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival has been generously supported by Big Lottery Fund’s ‘Awards for All’ scheme.