Edinburgh Doors Open Days 2023 - Part 3: Another 21 places to visit, from art space to robots

Blacksmiths, churches, libraries, laboratories and the Royal Observatory are among the buildings throwing open their doors to the public.

There’s a wide variety of buildings across Edinburgh offering people a glimpse behind the scenes and a chance to learn more about their history as part of Doors Open Days.

This weekend, September 23-24, 2023, sees scores of places in the Capital take part in the annual opportunity for the public to discover a whole lot more about buildings they may often pass but never venture into.

Among the sites highlighted in this selection of 21 buildings which feature in the programme are artist studios which have taken shape in a former financial building, a church which was designed as Portobello’s very first town hall, the world’s most sophisticated ocean wave testing tank, the US Consulate General and Edinburgh University’s Genome Foundry as well as famous Edinburgh buildings like Stewart’s Melville College and the Royal Observatory.

And we have already featured other buildings which are taking part and places you can visit.

For some of the venues, visitors must book in advance. Some are open both Saturday and Sunday, others just on one of the days. All Doors Open Days events and activities are free. Have a look and see where you fancy dropping in.