Talks and Events

Doors Open Day 2019

Date: 28 & 29 September 2019

Time: 10am-6pm

Price: Free

We are once again taking part in Doors Open Day. It's the perfect opportunity to discover or rediscover our new home, Castle Mills. 

Throughout the day, you will have the opportunity to view our two public galleries, open creative studios and free guided tours of Castle Mills. There will also be special offers in the gallery shop.

Free guided tours of our heritage building, Castle Mills

Free guided tours will run on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th September, at 11am and 3pm. Tours are usually £10 per person but they are free during the Doors Open Day weekend! 

The tour of the building last 1 hour and includes: 

  • The history of Castle Mills
  • A full tour of our two galleries 
  • Exclusive peek of our print studio (if you aren't a print studio member, this is the only way to visit the print studio)
  • Unique insight into our three commissions

Book your space for a free tour here. 

Open creative studios

Many creatives have their studio at Castle Mills. They will be open for one weekend. They include: 

What is Doors Open Day? 

Doors Open Day is your chance to explore some of Edinburgh’s architecturally and culturally significant buildings - all for free. From heritage landmarks to the city’s newest architecture, Doors Open Day offers free access to properties that are either not usually open to the public or would normally charge an entry fee. The event also offers the public an opportunity to find out more about the capital's public buildings.

All venues feature behind the scenes tours, activities, exhibitions and/or talks which bring the history of the building and its everyday use to life. Many sites organise additional free activities for children and families