Doors Open Days North Lanarkshire

Venues are open to the public

Heritage Centre, Motherwell

Twenty-three venues across North Lanarkshire will open to the public on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 September for this year's Doors Open Days.

From Kilsyth in the north to Motherwell in the south and in towns and villages between, North Lanarkshire's Doors Open Days offers something for everyone.

There are a number of new venues participating for the first time this year including Bellshill and Coatbridge Fire Stations, Sacred Heart and St Mungo's Churches in Cumbernauld, and South Dalziel Historic Building in Motherwell.

Doors Open Days allows people to visit buildings, or parts of buildings, they would not usually have access to, with a wide range of events and activities for young and old alike.

This year Cumbernauld Theatre will be offering backstage tours for one final time before the theatre's final performance later this year, ahead of their move to a new purpose-built theatre and arts centre. Both Summerlee Museum and North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre will be running tours of the Industrial History Store and Tram Depot and tours of the archives.

We also have Colzium House and Museum in Kilsyth participating, along with Cumbernauld Library and Museum who will be showing old pictures and movies of the town, and Lanarkshire Family History Society where you can explore the history of your family tree and get help from the experts.

Cumbernauld, Kilsyth, and Motherwell Fire Stations will also be taking part and are always very popular. Ten churches across North Lanarkshire will also be opening their doors to let visitors see some amazing architecture and learn about the history of these fine old buildings.

Adam Smith, North Lanarkshire Doors Open Days Co-ordinator, said "We have a fantastic programme of participating venues across North Lanarkshire this year and it's been great to see some old favourites returning, with a wide range of activities and events taking place. Doors Open Days offers a rare chance to see and do something different and I'd encourage as many people as possible across North Lanarkshire to get out there and visit our venues on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 September."

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