Here’s all the buildings that will be open across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire for Doors Open Day

This year’s Doors Open Day is set to be the biggest one yet – with 12 new Aberdeen venues poised to allow the public in for free this weekend.

The event, which is celebrated across Scotland, allows members of the public access to cultural buildings, encouraging them to appreciate their heritage.

In total 48 buildings are taking part in the city this year – up from 36 in previous years.

Doors Open Day is co-ordinated by the Scottish Civic Trust and has been organised locally by a range of organisations including Aberdeen City Council and the University of Aberdeen.

Chris Croly, local area co-ordinator for Aberdeen Doors Open Day, said: “It’s great to see so many buildings participating this year.

“Doors Open Day remains one of the most popular days in Aberdeen which really does offer something for everyone.”

New buildings taking part this year include Albyn School, Adventure Aberdeen, Rubislaw Parish Church, St Ninian’s Episcopal Church, CFINE, Donside Hydro, Sue Ryder’s Care Village, Ebury House, Aberdeen Treasure Hub and the Confucius Institute.

Stagecoach are also running a free hop on/off bus, which will leave from Aberdeen Sheriff Court at regular intervals throughout the day.

Across the south of Aberdeenshire, buildings will be opening their doors to the public on Saturday, September 16, with buildings in the north open on Sunday, September 17.

The Full List


St Andrew’s Cathedral – King Street

Aberdeen Sheriff Court – Castle Street

Town House – Castle Street

Aberdeen City and Shire Archives – Castle Street

Town House Extension – Broad Street

Advocates Library – Concert Court, off Broad Street

Marischal College – Broad Street

The Anatomy Rooms – Marischal College, Broad Street

Robert Gordon’s College – Schoolhill

Seventeen Belmont Street – Belmont Street

Kirk of St Nicholas Uniting – Union Street

St Mary’s Chapel – Correction wynd

Unitarian Church – Skene Terrace

St John the Evangelist Episcopal Church and Mosque – Crown Terrace

Ebury House – Dee Street

Quaker Meeting House – Crown Street

Crown Terrace Baptist Church – Crown Terrace

Freemasons Hall – Crown Street

CFINE – Poyernook Road

Aberdeen Central Community Fire Station – Mounthooly Way

Albyn School – Queen’s Road

Rubislaw Church Centre – Beaconsfield Place

Rubislaw Parish Church – Queen’s Gardens

Trinity HAll – Holburn Street

Ferryhill Parish Church – Fonthill Road

Institute of Medical Sciences – Ashgrove Rd West

Suttie Centre – Foresterhill Road

Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health – Ashgrove Road West

Maggie’s Centre – Westburn Road

Church of the Latter Day Saints – North Anderson Drive

Crematorium – Skene Road

Adventure Aberdeen – Fairley Road

Aberdeen Treasure Hub – Granitehill Road

Bucksburn Police Office – Inverurie Road

Kings’ Chapel – College Bounds

Confucius Institute – High Street

King’s Museum – High STreet

Special Collections Centre – Sir Duncan Rice Library, Bedford Road

Botanical Gardens – St Machar Drive

St Machar’s Cathedral – The Chanonry

Zoology Museum – Tillydrone Avenue

Aberdeen Biodiversity Centre – Tillydrone Avenue

Zoology Building Teaching Lab – Tillydrone Avenue

St Ninian’s Episcopal Church – King Street

Donside Hydro

Sue Ryder Care Village – Caiesdykes Road

Carmelite Hotel (Sunday)

Synagogue – Dee Street (Sunday)

Aberdeenshire – South (Saturday, September 16)

Deeside Brewery – Banchory

Drum Castle Garden and Estate

Tolbooth Museum – Stonehaven

Clock Tower – Stonehaven

Stonehaven Fire Station

RNLI Stonehaven

Tod Head Lighthouse – Kinneff

Kinneff Old Kirk

Grassic Gibbon Centre

Mill of Benholm

Benhold Parish Kirk

Johnshaven Heritage Hub

SNH Nature Reserve – St Cyrus

Aberdeenshire – North (Sunday, September 17)

The Old Manse – Stuartfield

Maggie’s Hoosie – Inverallochy

Fraserburgh Heritage Centre

Wine Tower & Lighthouse – Fraserburgh

Fraserburgh United Reform Church

Dalrymple Hall

Old Parish Church

Sandhaven Meal Mill – Rosehearty

Peathill Kirk

Macduff Parish Church – Macduff

Macduff War Memorial

Duff House Mausoleum

Town & Country Club – Banff

Masonic Lodge – Banff

1 High Shore Street – Banff

Salmon Bothy – Portsoy

Boat Shed – Portsoy

Sail Loft – Portsoy

Durn House – Portsoy

Delgatie Castle – Turriff

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