PAST EVENT: John Sinclair House Doors Open Day

John Sinclair House in Edinburgh, home of the National Record of the Historic Environment, will open its doors to celebrate both Doors Open Day and the Festival of Architecture.

John Sinclair House, 16 Bernard Terrace, Edinburgh, EH8 9NX

Join us at John Sinclair House in Edinburgh, home of the National Record of the Historic Environment, for this free Doors Open Day event.

Find out how human activity has shaped Scotland. Our extensive archive spans a vast range of buildings, archaeological monuments and industrial and maritime sites, to give an unparalleled view of Scotland’s past.

There will be a series of talks throughout the day by expert staff from Historic Environment Scotland, exhibitions and a chance to explore Scotland's historic environment through more than 5 million items.

Scotland’s records cover:

  • archaeology – records of excavations, surveys and research into human activity from the Mesolithic era to the present day
  • architecture – records and images of our monuments and buildings, including their design, construction and evolution
  • industrial sites – records of industrial buildings and processes and their impact on Scotland’s historic environment
  • maritime – records relating to Scotland’s marine historic environment, including shipwrecks
A photograph of a woman, two boys and a man looking at an old illustration of a tower block.