What is #VisitMyMosque day?

#VisitMyMosque day is a national initiative facilitated by the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), where over 200 mosques across the UK are holding open days to welcome in their neighbours from all faiths and none and building bridges across communities.

The next #VisitMyMosque day is planned for Sunday 18 February 2018.

Many mosques across the UK have been holding open days for years if not decades. Visit My Mosque Day is just an initiative where mosque nationwide time their open days to be on the same day.

What are the aims?

Visit My Mosque day aims to

  1. Encourage all mosques in Britain to hold an open day at least once per year
  2. Foster better community relations and community cohesion for the good of society as a whole
  3. Work for a more enlightened appreciation of Islam and Muslims in the wider society
  4. Celebrate the vast array of charitable, outreach and social action projects performed by mosques in Britain.

When did it start?

#VisitMyMosque was first conceived in February 2015 with about 20 mosques taking part.

Answering to popular demand, it ran again in February 2016, this time expanding to over 80 mosques, including those in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland taking part. This year also saw increased press coverage in national and regional media, as well as social media via #VisitMyMosque

The third annual #VisitMyMosque day took place in February 2017 with over 150 mosques taking part from across the country.

The fourth annual #VisitMyMosque 2018 took place in February 2018 and saw over 200 mosques open up their doors to their local communities. The Prime Minister, Leader of the Opposition and Mayor of London all took part.

For a full list of Frequently Asked Questions, visit the FAQ page.


About MCB

#VisitMyMosque is facilitated by The Muslim Council of Britain (www.mcb.org.uk), the UK’s largest representative Muslim umbrella organization with over 500 affiliated mosques, educational and charitable associations.

It is an independent, democratic and cross-sectarian body working for the common good without interfering in, displacing or isolating any existing work. The MCB’s vision statement is “Empowering Muslim communities to achieve a just, cohesive and successful British society