• Edinburgh Doors Open Day 2016 at Dovecot

Photo Credit Shannon Tofts

Dovecot would like to welcome you to join us on Open Doors Day 2016 on Saturday 24 September.

As part of the Year of Architecture, Innovation and Design, we invite you to delve into the history of the building, from plagues hospital to swimming pool then gallery, as well as handle some wool samples from the tapestry studio.

Drop in activities will run throughout the day and open to all the family.

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.

Edinburgh Doors Open Day

Doors Open Days website

Doors Open Day map

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Dovecot Studios Festive Hours

•    22nd December: Open 10am - 5pm
•    23rd to 26th December: Closed
•    27th to 29th December: Open 10am - 5pm
•    30th December: Open 10am - 3:30pm
•    31st December & 1st January: Closed
•    2nd January: Normal opening hours resume

Gallery & Shop

Monday - Saturday: 10am – 5pm


Tapestry Studio Viewing Balcony

Monday - Friday: 12 – 3pm

Saturday: 10am – 5pm 


Monday - Saturday: 9:30am - 4pm