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Doors Open Day

Visit the RCAHMS archive in Edinburgh between 10am and 5pm on Saturday 24 September and find out more about sport and leisure in Scotland through the ages.

From Victorian and Edwardian photographs of golf, tennis, curling and mountaineering, and original architects’ drawings of swimming pools and ice rinks, to survey photographs of football stadia and rugby grounds, and aerial photographs of sporting venues across Scotland and Europe, a wealth of material relating to Scotland’s sporting history will be on show.

Hear experts talk about sport and leisure collections, find out how and why RCAHMS record sporting venues and which ones are on the Buildings at Risk Register, and view exhibitions and films. Visitors will also get the chance to go behind-the-scenes to discover the secrets of the RCAHMS survey, photographic and conservation work, as well as learning how to share their own images and information with the National Collection.

Examples from our collections that will be displayed on the day can be viewed in our Sport and Leisure gallery.