Hopefully you've noticed that the front cover of this year's Glasgow Doors Open Days brochure prominently features some of our fantastic old and new stained glass windows. There have even been adverts on the subway, banners on Buchanan Street and posters in the centre of town, all featuring the stained glass!
We therefore hope that lots of people are going to come and visit us over the weekend.
Here's whats on if you are able to visit us...
Both Saturday and Sunday, from 10am to 4pm:
- The main building and café will be open both days, and you're welcome to visit the Main Hall, see the stained glass, wander in and out at any time.
- Archive films of the Maryhill area, plus details of the old cinemas of Maryhill will be showing all day on the TV screens in the foyer and Garden room, plus pick up a free leaflet on cinemas.
- Free guided tours of the entire building, including the upstairs areas not normally open to the public (see specific times for each day below)
Saturday 15th September ONLY
- Guided tours of the Burgh Halls at 11am, 1pm and 3pm (tours last 50 mins approx.)
- The brand new Primrose Day Nursery in the Burgh Halls will also be open to view between 11am and 2pm
- Short illustrated talk from glass artist Alec Galloway, about the design of the modern stained glass Windows of Today (12.00)
- Tango dancing demonstrations in the Main Hall (1400-1600)
- Free canal water taxi connecting the Halls to Lambhill Stables, East Park, Firhill and The Whisky Bond (*booking required in advance)
- Maryhill & Canal Heritage Trail guided walk (1600 - NOW FULLY BOOKED)
Sunday 16th September ONLY
- Guided tours of the Burgh Halls at 11am, 1.30pm and 3pm (tours last 50 mins approx.)
- Short Performances from the Songs of the Trades Burgh Halls Choir with Maeve Mackinnon, singing songs relating to the stained glass windows
- 12.00 Performance - featuring local primary schoolchildren
- 13.00 Performance - featuring the adult choir
- Fusion Music Recording Studios open all day - Free Guitar Taster Lessons!
- 'Somewhere To...' presents a live band performance in the Main Hall from 3pm