All of our events are free to attend. For the majority of open buildings you will be able to turn up on the day and walk in. For some buildings you are only able to gain access if you are booked onto a tour. The same goes for our walks and events, some of which you can just turn up for, and others for which you have to book a place in advance.
To view a list of ticketed events with places still available see below.
For the majority of events which do require pre-booking, tickets can be booked via eventbrite. If a listing in our brochure says ‘booking essential: glasgowdoorsopendaysfestival.com‘ the event can be booked through eventbrite. You can go straight to our eventbrite profile to see a list of ticketed events, which became available to book from 10am 23rd August. These are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis, and sell out quickly. See below for links to ticketed events with places still available. Please note, the number of tickets available to book per person is limited to allow as many different people to attend as possible.
For some events, bookings are taken directly by our participant organisers themselves. For these events, information on how to book is detailed in the brochure and on the Doors Open Days website, and varies from one event to another. You can also view this page for a full list of events that require pre-booking through different methods, and which aren’t listed on eventbrite.
Visit our FAQ page for more answers to frequently asked questions.
Below is a list of ticketed events for which there are still places available to book.
Events with tickets still available
Click the event title to find out more information about the event and to book a ticket.
Talk: Discover our Robert Burns Collection
Mitchell Library, North St, G3 7DN
Find out more about the world-renowned Robert Burns Collection in a talk by one of the special collections librarians. Some of the rarely seen manuscripts written by Burns will be on display
Saturday 16th 2-2.45pm. Book by phone: 0141 287 2999 or in person at The Mitchell Library (Granville St reception).
Family Fun with Scots Language and Robert Burns
Mitchell Library, North St, G3 7DN
A family-friendly event based around the Scots language and Burns. Some of our Burns manuscripts will be on display and we’ll welcome Scriever Rab Wilson to entertain us with stories in Scots! This is a family-friendly event aimed at children aged 5-10 and their parents and other carers.
Saturday 16th 10.30-45am. Please book by phoning 0141 287 2999 or in person at The Mitchell Library (Granville St reception).
TALK / MUSIC: John Cavanagh presents The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
John Cavanagh discusses The Piper at the Age of Dawn. You will also have the opportunity to listen to album on the main stage of the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on a top of the range hi-fi system provided by Loud + Clear.
Monday 11th September, 7pm until 8.30pm
Booking Essential: via email@example.com
Glasgow Film Theatre
12 Rose St, G3 6RB 1939, James McKissack, WJ Anderson II (Cat B)
Explore the recently refurbished historic Glaswegian institution. Scotland’s original independent cinema, GFT is housed within the former Cosmo Cinema. Opened in May 1939, this was the last cinema to be built in Glasgow before the outbreak of the Second World War.
Sun 10am–1pm. Talk: 11am & 12pm. Projection box tours: 10am–1pm. Come early on the day to book tickets. Limited tour & talk tickets available from GFT from 10am on the day
The Glasgow School of Art Reid Building
164 Renfrew Street, G3 6RF 2014, Steven Holl Architects & JM Architects
Discover GSA’s unique collection of original Charles Rennie Mackintosh furniture on a guided tour. Visit the School’s recently completed Reid building to view exhibitions on the ground floor, browse the visitor centre and join a tour.
Sat–Sun. Mackintosh at the GSA Tours & Mackintosh’s Glasgow Walking Tours: 1.30pm. Meeting Point: 164 Renfrew Street. Booking essential via gsa.ac.uk/visit-gsa/doors-open-days or call 0141 353 4526.
Clydesdale Amateur Rowing Club, The Weir, Glasgow Green, G1 5QA 1905, A.B. McDonald, Glasgow Corporation Office of Public Works
The West Boathouse is the home of Glasgow’s oldest rowing club. Come and see this timber frame building still in active use and get out on the water with a taster session! Come and see the latest redevelopment proposals and test some interpretation activities!
Sat, Sun 10am–4pm, tour available on request. To book rowing taster session: secretary@ clydesdalearc.org.uk
Maryhill Burgh Halls
10-24 Gairbraid Avenue, G20 8YE 1878, (Original) Duncan McNaughton Visit the Victorian halls of the historic burgh of Maryhill. The unique stained glass windows by artist Stephen Adam tell the story of Maryhill’s industrial and social past.
Sat/Sun 11am–3pm. Tours: 11am, 2pm; 60mins. Meeting Point: Ground Floor Reception Bookings: call 0141 946 5149 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Whisky Bond, Glasgow Sculpture Studios
2 Dawson Road, G4 9SS The Whisky Bond was built in 1957.
Renovated in 2012 as a creative centre for artists and designers, Glasgow Sculpture Studios open their doors to show you first-class sculptural production facilities.
Tour: Sat 11.00am, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm; 40mins. Meeting Point: Reception at The Whisky Bond Booking essential: call 01413533708 or email email@example.com
Glasgow Museums Resource Centre
200 Woodhead Road, G53 7NN 2003, 2009, Civic Design & Glasgow City Council
Glasgow Museums Resource Centre (GMRC) houses a vast collection of objects from around the world. Glasgow Museums can only display a fraction of our collections at any one time: the rest is stored at GMRC.
Tour Only Sat 10:30,11.30,12.30, 13.30 and 14:30.Tours: Sun 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30; 1 hour. Meeting Point: Reception Booking essential; 0141 276 9300, GMRCBookings@glasgowlife.org.uk
23-25 Ashley Street, G3 6DR 1924, Eric Alexander Sutherland (Cat B)
Striking category B listed building still retains its austere and imposing appearance. Now the heart of a vibrant mental health clubhouse, join us as we open our doors to public to celebrate 20 years of Flourish House.
Sat–Sun 10am–4pm. Tours: Tues, Thurs 11.30am, 2pm; 30mins. Meeting point: Café space Booking essential: 0141 333 0099, firstname.lastname@example.org
TALK: One of Glasgow’s Greatest Assets: TEA!
Thurs 14 Sep-Sat 16 Sep, 10am, Sun 17 Sep, 11.30am The Willow Tea Rooms 3rd Floor, 119 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3EL
Join us as we explore one of our city’s greatest assets, TEA. Glasgow has a great affinity with tea, both as tea drinkers & innovators – hear about Thomas Lipton, Stuart Cranston, Kate Cranston & the role of the Clyde!
Call 0141 204 5242 or email email@example.com
Historic Maryhill Guided Walk
Sat 16 Sep, 12pm; 90mins Meeting point: At reception at Maryhill Burgh Halls 10-24 Gairbraid Avenue, G20 8YE
Discover the buildings which reveal Maryhill’s story from country side estate to industrial burgh.
Call 0141 946 5149 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Walking Tour of the Glasgow Necropolis
Sat 16 Sep, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 5pm. Sun 17 Sep, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm; 120mins MeeTing point: Main gates of the Necropolis Address confirmed with booking
Guided walking tour of the 37 acre Victorian cemetery exploring the architecture, sculpture and fascinating stories relating to the 50,000 people remembered here. Buffet option after the Saturday 5.00pm tour (costs £10 per person).
Booking essential: call 07971 437034 or email email@example.com or visit www.glasgownecropolis.org
Talks at the pop-up festival hub at St. Andrew’s in the Square