Video: Bristol Doors Open Day 2012 lets visitors go behind scenes in city
Thousands of people are expected to go behind the scenes at some of the city's best, and least, known buildings for Bristol Doors Open Day.
From the large and grand, to the small and (possibly) smelly, an eclectic mix of buildings and organisations have agreed to share their secrets this Saturday.
While Bristol Cathedral, St Mary Redcliffe and the newly refurbished Bristol Old Vic may be already on your 'to see' list, how about the Avonmouth Sewage Works, the South Bristol baths and a 1930s concrete house?
"It's 19 years since we organised the first Doors Open Day,” said Penny Mellor who co-ordinates the event.
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“In our first year we had 20 buildings and we were really nervous that nobody would come at all, but they came in their masses.
"The next year we had 30 buildings, and it's now 60 which is as much as I can cope with.”
“There are a whole range of buildings not normally open and I think it's very brave of people to open them up.
"People really respect the buildings and the owners enjoy telling visitors about them.”
While some buildings only share their secrets with us once a year, others are rather more accessible, but still have their hidden nooks and crannies.
“When we started we asked the Post readers to nominate the buildings they'd like to see," said Penny.
"They voted for Bristol Cathedral followed by St Mary Redcliffe – which were already open 365 days a year!.
"Every year since we have included them and their numbers have never gone down.”
In this video she tells This is Bristol why people still love the old favourites, and about some of the new additions to the Doors Open Day.