Glasgow Doors Open Day 2017: Information & Guidance

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What to expect when visiting The Glasgow Gurdwara:

Visitors will be greeted at the door by one of our many Glasgow Gurdwara Ambassadors. Everyone visiting the Gurdwara is required to remove their shoes and wear a head scarf (hats and hoodies are not permitted). Tours will be available on Friday 15th & Saturday 16th September 2017 from 10am – 4pm and everyone from all faiths, communities and backgrounds are welcome.

(Please note, the Gurdwara is a family-friendly attraction and a faith-based institution and visitors should not enter under the consumption of, or in the possession of, alcohol or cigarettes. Glasgow Gurdwara Ambassadors may refuse entry to visitors.)

Tours:

The tours of the Gurdwara are approximately 15-20 minutes. Groups of all sizes are welcome.  The tour will consist of the following format:

  • An introduction of what happens at the Gurdwara on a day-to-day basis.
  • Following this introduction, the group will be led upstairs to the Darbar Hall (prayer hall), Educational Suite and Sachkhand Room.
  • The tour guide will provide information on Guru Granth Sahib Ji – the Sikh Scriptures, and the importance the Scriptures have in the Sikh faith.
  • The group will then be taken into the Darbar Hall (prayer hall) for a complete guided tour and opportunity for discussion.
  • The group will then be led downstairs to the Langar Hall for a viewing experience of the Langar in action and to view the Sikh History exhibition. This is where the tour will conclude.
  • Visitors are free to ask any questions that they may have and are also welcome to share in a meal.
  • There will be a Sikh Exhibition on display throughout the weekend.

Last year, we hosted over 1,500 visitors and we are looking forward to welcoming even more this year. If you are unable to visit us during Doors Open Day, you can still visit us anytime by booking a visit with us by clicking here http://www.glasgowgurdwara.org/contact-us/ 

Top Tips:

  1. Nearest train station is Pollokshields East
  2. We have free Car Parking for Visitors and a Bike Stand
  3. Charge up your phones and cameras and feel free to take photos of the stunning Gurdwara
  4. We are fully accessible and we have a Lift to all floors, extra wheelchairs and Accessible toilets.
  5. We are also next door to Tramway and the Hidden Gardens – a must if you are nearby!

Click here to view previous visitors of GlasgowGurdwara

Photos from previous Doors Open Day events:

 

Local Scouts Group earn their "Faith Badge"

Local Scouts Group earn their “Faith Badge”

Caroline Lucas MP & Patrick Harvie MSP visit the community

Caroline Lucas MP & Patrick Harvie MSP visit the Gurdwara

 

Great British Bake Off star James Morton and dad Tom Morton visit Glasgow Gurdwara