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Open House Dublin
Various Locations, Friday 12th October - Sunday 14th October 2018
Open House Dublin (OHD) is Ireland's largest architecture festival, inviting all citizens to explore their city. It works through a simple but powerful idea: showcasing outstanding architecture for everyone to experience. Buildings that aren't usually accessible to the public and buildings of architectural merit open their doors for one weekend, with architectural tours provided by expert guides. All OHD tours are completely free!
Friendly, helpful OHD guides and volunteer stewards will be at each building to greet and assist you. Building tours are led by the architect or a person very familiar with the building. They will be sharing their knowledge and insight, but they're keen to chat too and welcome your questions.
Just Turn Up: The majority of our building tours are on a first come first served basis, so just turn up during the listed opening times and join the next available tour. The last tour of the day leaves a 30 minutes before advertised closing time unless stated otherwise.
Lottery: For a small number of buildings, a lottery registration system operates due to restricted numbers, security or due to the sensitive nature of a building. Lottery Registration will close on September 24. Go to the individual building page on the website. The lucky lottery draw winners will be given two spots on the tour, so bring someone special to share the experience with. You'll receive a confirmation email which will include the time of your tour and the meeting point/address so keep an eye out!
Open House Plus
This includes walks, talks, cycling and boat tours, exhibitions and performances. Please check the event booking details carefully on the event page on this website.
First-Come: please arrive 10-15mins before the tour start time.
Pre-Book: please follow the booking instructions on each event page.
Open House Junior
These events are specially designed for children, families and young adults. Check out the individual event details and booking instructions on the Open House Dublin website.
This year the OHD Info Hub is based in the IAF‘s HQ, 15 Bachelors Walk, Monday 8 – Sunday 14 October, 12pm – 4pm. Here the OHD volunteers will be happy to assist you with booking, general queries and lottery registration. Pop in for a chat or call 087 711 1482.
- Friday 12th October - Sunday 14th October 2018
- Irish Architecture Foundation, Bachelors Walk, North City, Dublin 1, Ireland