Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival 2022 12th - 18th September

A diverse programme of in-person and digital events, celebrating the Glasgow, its heritage and its people. The city is yours to explore…

Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival is an annual event celebrating the city’s architecture, culture & heritage. Each September we bring together dozens of
participants who throw open the doors of over 100 historic buildings, theatres, museum stores, factories, studios, breweries & more, across the city, to the public, for free.


With just over a month to go until we dive back into our city’s rich and evolving history, you can now explore the programme for Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival 2022. 

This year is an incredibly special one for us. We’re celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Glasgow Buildings Preservation Trust, who first founded our festival in 1990. 

Look out for lots of events exploring our festival theme – City in Flux. You’ll hear about buildings getting a forward-thinking and climate-friendly makeover, how the arrival of new communities has shaped Glasgow through history, and the vanished streets and wynds that made way for some of the landmarks that we know and love today…

Get your festival guide now!

We’ve created a festival guide to help you navigate this years event. The guide contains the names of the participating buildings and other in-person events you can attend during the weekend of the festival. For event details, opening times, timetable and accessibility information, you need to visit the website.

Find out where you can pick up your festival guide…

Permanent celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Barras Market

The engravings will be unveiled at 1pm on Sunday 21st of August, by Gavin Mitchell and Alison Thewliss MP at the corner of Kent Street and Moncur Street.

There will also be another chance to experience ‘Sounds Like a Bargain’, the sonic sculpture created in a collaboration between St Mungo’s students and artist Adam Stearns and tours of the Barrowland Ballroom, run by the Margaret McIver Company.

The ARC Building to be 2022 Festival Hub!

Glasgow Building Preservation Trust is thrilled to announce Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival 2022 Hub will be hosted in the University of Glasgow’s new flagship research building the ARC.




Now in its 32nd year, Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival is an annual programme of open buildings, guided walks and talks, delivered over 1 week in September, for free.