Moray Doors Open Day

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Event Category: Children, Education and Exhibition

  • Moray Doors Open Day is back celebrating three decades and this year there’s a bumper selection of locations in and around Forres.

    AJ Engineering – A fun, interactive family fun day in association with the T-Exchange, will also celebrate the company’s 20-year anniversary. Hands-on activities with the T-Exchange, a barbecue, bouncy castle, face-painter and tours around the workshop, machine shop and offices.

    Darnaway Castle – Most local people know of this building, but a private road prevents the public from seeing the beautiful A-listed home of the Earls of Moray.

    Dalvey House near Forres © Scottish Civic Trust 2008. All rights reserved

    Dalvey House – Likewise, this 18th-century Georgian mansion is hidden by trees but is largely used as a luxury venue for holidaying tourists and wedding parties.

    Falconer Museum Store – This unimposing building at the back of a car park houses all the goodies that won’t fit in the Falconer Museum, allowing them to rotate ‘stock’ regularly and to house the amazing collections started by Hugh Falconer and his brother all those years ago.

    Tolbooth, Forres – Built in 1838/39, this is a chance to see historic paintings, the newly renovated courtroom and the first glimpse of our new visitor attraction, the refurbished police office and cells where children can enjoy fingerprinting and a ‘convicts’ wall’.

    Nelson’s Tower – Providing panoramic views across Moray, the tower was completed in 1812 in memory of Admiral Lord Nelson. Volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and kids can take part in a mini quiz. Guided tours will be available.

    You can also visit:

    • St John’s Church, Forres
    • Newbold House, Forres
    • Findhorn Eco-village
    • Ice House, Findhorn
    • Parish Church and Mausoleum, Dyke
    • Cluny Hill College, Forres

    Download the Doors Open Day brochure and check for disabled access and please note some locations require pre-booking.

    Customise your day out at the Doors Open Day website


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