Doors Open Day 2015

Sunday 27th is day two of the 2015 Edinburgh Doors Open Day – a chance to visit buildings and sites not usually open to the public, or extra events being held at places which are accessible year round.

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Many are on or near the paths, perfect for visiting as many as possible by bike. Download the Doors Open Day brochure from the Cockburn Association – each venue close to a path is marked with the Innertube map logo.

Highlights for Sunday include:

Cramond

  • Cramond Kirk (14 Cramond Glebe Road EH4 6NS) 12-4pm – on the site of an old Roman Fort, and with a history going back to the 1600s
  • The Maltings (2 Riverside, EH4 6NY) 11am-5pm – visit the exhibition on historic Cramond, or follow a guided walk along the River Almond leaving at 2pm

Fountainbridge

  • Grove Community Garden (alongside the canal at Gilmore Park) 11am-5pm – visit the community gardening site on temporarily landscaped land, putting an otherwise empty plot to use

Merchiston

Polwarth Parish CHurch (36 Polwarth Terrace EH11 1LU) 12-4pm – built in 1901, some outstanding features plus a fabulous canalside garden

Leith

  • Leith Theatre (28 Ferry Road EH6 4AE) 12-4pm – opening in 1932, but unused since the 1980s, this is a unique chance to see inside
  • Scottish MIneral and Lapidary Club (16 Maritime Lane EH6 6RZ) 10.30am-4pm – home of the club since 2007, the building dates back to 1881 (some bits earlier) and is where you can see traditional jewelry, gemstone and silversmith crafts
  • Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop (21 Hawthornvale EH6 4JT) 12-4pm – right on the cycle path itself….

Edinburgh University

  • Buildings open include the Talbot Rice Gallery (12-5pm), Old College (12-5pm), the Main LIbrary (12-4pm), Chapel of St Albert the Great (2-5pm) and the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (1-4pm)

 

 

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