Edinburgh Doors Open Day

Every year, for one weekend in September, the doors to some of the Living Rock’s most interesting and lesser known attractions are thrown open for free.  Every location is either usually closed to the public or charges an entrance fee and so it is a unique opportunity with the venues hosting tours, talks and other free events.

There really is something for everyone, whether you want to see the skeleton of the infamous body snatcher William Burke in the University of Edinburgh’s anatomy department, have a go at driving robots destined for use in the European Space Programme at the Royal Observatory on Blackford Hill, listen to a poetry recital inside the Burn’s monument on Regent’s Road, where a secret society used to meet, climb on board a vintage fire engine, learn how to play croquet or hear about the city’s seafaring history in Trinity House, Leith, the possibilities are endless.

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The Living Rock has much to offer at the best of times but this is special, even long time locals will find something they never knew was under their noses.  This year’s event takes place on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th September.  Visit http://www.cockburnassociation.org.uk/edinburgh-doors-open-day/what-is-doors-open-day/ for more information and a list of participating venues.

 

 

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