The public is invited to discover the hidden heritage of Edinburgh’s Assembly Rooms this Saturday as the historic venue opens its doors for a day of architectural appreciation.
The George Street venue will join other buildings in the city and throughout Scotland, in opening its doors to the public as part of the Cockburn Association’s annual Doors Open Day.
Visitors to the city will have the chance to explore a world of captivating history, unrivalled service and impressive, versatile spaces as they are guided around one of the capital’s most remarkable venues.
This year’s Doors Open Days is themed around Edinburgh’s global connections, with the Assembly Rooms building showcaseing the city’s world-class sustainable development, restoration and high quality modern architecture.
Shona Clelland, cultural venues development manager for Assembly Rooms said: “We have a fantastic history here at Assembly Rooms, not only as part of the historic New Town’s heritage but as a significant building of social use for people around the world.
“For over 230 years, the Assembly Rooms has been hosting royalty, celebrities and nobility, and this continues today, not only on a local level but globally as well. The venue regularly hosts international conferences, dinners and events, and sits as one of the founding venues for the Edinburgh Fringe and Edinburgh International Festival, which continues to welcome thousands of international and local visitors each year.”
Visitors will be welcome to wander and explore the A-listed venue from 12pm – 5pm on Saturday 28 September, with free guided tours from knowledgeable staff throughout the day, running at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. No prior booking is required.