Venues across Midlothian will be opening their doors on Saturday 8 September for our annual Doors Open Day. It promises to be a fantastic day out so now’s the time to circle the date in your diaries.
Each year during September, buildings across Scotland which are not open to the public, or which normally charge for entry, open their doors free of charge to visitors. Doors Open Day, part of European Heritage Days, aims to encourage greater understanding of the fascinating architectural and cultural heritage of Midlothian.
Doors Open Day is organised by ourselves and is co-ordinated nationally by the Scottish Civic Trust with support from Archaeology Scotland and Historic Scotland.
Over 30 venues throughout Midlothian will be participating in this year's Doors Open Day. Venues participating for the first time this year include St Mungo's Church, Penicuik Town Hall, The Lost Garden of Penicuik, Lodge Rosslyn St Clair No 606 and the Wildlife Information Centre. Midlothian Snowsports Centre at Hillend will be offering free chairlift rides on the day and there will also be a range of free workshops at Dalkeith Arts Centre.
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