Doors Open London: September 15 -16, 2018

History Comes Alive in London

Doors Open London is a free weekend celebration of everything that makes our city an amazing place to live.

We're busy preparing for Doors Open London 2018! The doors of London's many museums, heritage sites, and community organizations will open and history will come ALIVE in London! The theme “History Comes Alive in London” will allow partnering sites and organizations to highlight the history of their organization or work that they do through re-enactments, live theatre, pop-up interactive plays, or other interactive performances. Participating sites and organizations will have programming in place for the weekend that will animate their spaces and tell unique London stories through performances, allowing the public to experience London's rich heritage for themselves.

Site registration closed on March 9, 2018 and all sites have now been notified. Keep an eye on this page for updates!

Doors Open London 2017: Unconventional. Unbelievable. Unforgettable.

Doors Open London 2017 was a success, with over 20,000 people visiting 40 sites over two days. Thank you to London Life Insurance Company, the City of London, Government of Canada's Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program, and the London Transit Commission for your support. Thank you to all of the sites who participated, all of the people who worked hard to put on interactive activities, all our volunteers, and, of course, thank you to everyone who visited! See you again next year!

Over 40 heritage buildings, museums, and London treasures opened their doors to the community and give Londoners never-before-seen glances into our community's past. For more than 15 years, Doors Open London has offered one-of-a-kind cultural experiences to Londoners. For 2017 Doors Open London celebrated Canada's 150th anniversary in style, offering new experiences, new sites, and new amazing things for Londoners to DO! 

NEW IN 2017


Floss & Tann’s Cabinet of Curiosity for the Incurably Curious

Prepare to be amazed! This immersive and interactive pop-up sideshow invites you to suspend your disbelief and join in celebrating the wonders of this world with a sense of awe and a jolly good sense of humour.



Internationally renowned renegade museum consultants Museum Hack are coming to London to provide innovative, unique, and unconventional tours of your favourite local museums! This isn’t your Grandma’s museum tour (bring her, though, she’ll love it). Hacked museums include Museum London, Fanshawe Pioneer Village, Royal Canadian Regiment Museum, Banting House, and London Children's Museum.


Great Canadian Roadshow

Rediscover your secret treasures with the Great Canadian Roadshow! Have your family heirlooms, artifacts, or antiques evaluated for free by expert apprasiers. Even leave with a cash payment! 


Doors Open London is made possible by the generous support of our Founding Corporate Sponsor, London Life.