Buildings across Angus will be welcoming the public on Saturday and Sunday, September 14 and 15, when they take part in this year’s Doors Open Days.
Doors Open Days are held throughout Scotland and provide free access to buildings which either normally charge an entrance free, are not usually open to the public or are private dwelling places. Coordinated nationally by the Scottish Civic Trust, Doors Open Days offer a rare chance to peek inside and find out what goes on behind closed doors!
There are over 25 buildings taking part in Doors Open Days across Angus. Along with favourites such as Barry Mill in Carnoustie, the RNLI Lifeboat Station in Arbroath and Airlie Monument in Kirriemuir. There are also a number of new venues on the programme for 2019.
New for 2019: visit the recently opened Pictish Room within Aberlemno Village Hall – home to a collection of replica Pictish stones, carvings and interpretation boards celebrate the diverse Pictish heritage of Angus.
Glenesk Museum and Visitor Centre, currently closed for restructuring, will open its doors for one day only to share their exciting plans for the future. Don’t miss a visit to the Meffan Museum to learn about the picture store which houses the fine art collection, and see a showcase of the conservation work which takes place to preserve these works.
Many of the venues included in the Doors Open Days programme are not often open to the public – Mortuary Chapel in Arbroath, the Royal Observer Corps Post Museum and Balmashanner War Memorial in Forfar to name a few.
Don’t miss the opportunity to see inside these fascinating venues and learn about the rich heritage of Angus.
To find out more about Doors Open Days, go to the Visit Angus website or pick up a copy of the programme at local ACCESS offices, tourist attractions across Angus, Dundee, Perthshire, Aberdeenshire and Fife as well as ANGUSalive leisure centres, libraries and museums.