Doors Open Day Aberdeen Scotland

Free entry to historic buildings and places of interest with Doors Open Day Aberdeen Scotland such as the Tivoli Theatre, Masonic Temple, Fire Stations and the Old Town House in Old Aberdeen:

Each year in September Scottish buildings and tourist attractions open their doors to the public for free. Many buildings which are not usually accessible to the public are open for the day with guided tours and events.

The Open Doors Days have been held in Scotland since 1990 and the first Doors Open Day in Aberdeen was in 1994 and held each year since.

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I have published a book which tells the story of an Aberdonian military nurse who returns from Afghanistan and encounters The Grey Lady Ghost of the Cambridge Military Hospital. The novel reveals her origins and takes him to a pre-war Duthie Park, modern day Cruden Bay and back to the past to the Battle of Loos in World War One where he witnesses the Gordon Highlanders in action. This is the first in the series of Grey and Scarlet Novels by me, CG Buswell, and each book will feature a well known Aberdeen ghost and Aberdeenshire area as well as modern Scottish Infantry in action. Read the first chapter for free.

Buildings that have been opened and held an event included:

Tivoli Theatre, Aberdeen - Usually has song and dance entertainment
Marine Lab, Torry
Town House, Aberdeen
Sheriff Court House, Aberdeen
Fire Stations
King's College, Aberdeen
Beach Ballroom, Aberdeen
Cathedrals such as St Andrew's and St Machar's Cathedral Aberdeen
Churches such as Queen Street Church, Aberdeen
Kirk of St Nicholas
Grampian Police Headquarters, Queen Street, Aberdeen Control Room Tours
Garthdee House on Garthdee Road
Arts Centre, Aberdeen
Tullos Primary School
Masonic Temple, Aberdeen
Kippie Lodge on Deeside Road in Milltimber (Part of the Aberdeen Petroleum Club)
Fairgarth (Part of the International School of Aberdeen)
The Roundhouse at Pocra Quay, Aberdeen Harbour
Musa Art and Music Café in Exchange Street
Braemar Castle, Royal Deeside

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Doors Open Day Bus

An open top bus operates tours from some of the locations. It operates from 10am until 3pm leaving from Marischal College, Broad Street, Aberdeen. The Doors Open Day Aberdeen bus will then visit Old Aberdeen, Glover House in the Bridge of Don, the Beach Esplanade, Footdee and Aberdeen City centre.

From August to September there is a helpline where you can obtain a free brochure. See the website links further below for the telephone number.

During Doors Open Day 2010 there was free entry to Braemar Castle on Saturday 18 September 2010.

The 2007 Doors Open Day Aberdeen will be held on: 8 September
The 2008 Doors Open Day Aberdeen will be held on: TBA
The 2009 Doors Open Day Aberdeen will be held on: TBA

More events in Aberdeenshire.

The 2004 Doors Open Day Aberdeen event saw 14,000 visitors.

The 2005 open day was held on: Saturday 10th.
The 2006 open day will be held on: 9 September

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