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The Glasgow School of Art

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Address: 167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6RQ, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 141 353 4500
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10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Join an hour-long 'Mackintosh at the GSA' tour to discover original...

Join an hour-long 'Mackintosh at the GSA' tour to discover original furniture, the history of the Mackintosh building and the architects life and work, from student to master designer. Examine the exterior of the Mackintosh building and uncover Mackintosh's famous designs with exclusive access to GSA's new furniture gallery. Due to the recent fire in the Mackintosh building, there will be no access to the building's interiors for the foreseeable future. Explore the rich history of The Glasgow School of Art at the 'Window on Mackintosh' Visitor Centre through artefacts from GSA's Archives and Collections, illuminating life at the School from 1845 to present day. Join GSA's City Walking Tours to explore Glasgow's creative past and present and browse designs by students, staff and alumni in the GSA Shop. The 'Window on Mackintosh' Visitor Centre and GSA Shop in the Reid building at 164 Renfrew Street are open 10Am - 4.30Pm, 7 days a week. Tours depart from the 'Window on Mackintosh' 7 days a week. Every purchase supports the School.

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We were given a tour of the school by Alex , a student and tour guide. Her knowledge and insights she gave were very informative and enlightening. It was unfortunate that we were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Chorley, United Kingdom

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went on the tour and it was very informative. Unless youre a Mackintosh nut or an architect, just seeing it will pass you by. The tour gives a lot more info.

Thank Terry J
Chorley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were given a tour of the school by Alex , a student and tour guide. Her knowledge and insights she gave were very informative and enlightening. It was unfortunate that we were unable to see the old building since the fire but we will return one day after it is renovated.

Thank Kwicksy
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's most iconic buildings. Of course, I'm biased - I studied there a thousand years ago! Seriously, if you love beautiful, innovative design in this practical world, this should be on your bucket list. regrettably, the building is still under renovation after the tragic fire but one can still get a well-worth-while glimpse of the Mackintosh... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent tour enlivened by an enthusiastic guide/student which added much to our Macintosh experience.

Thank alan s
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Suggest you wait till the Mackintosh building has been repaired and reopened. Not much to see till then.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did go late in the day on my visit to Glasgow just to have a look at the outside of this iconic building. Externally it appears much the same but I'd been told that there are some years of painstaking restoration to the damaged parts of the interior. There is an enquiry point in the newer college buildings opposite... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Glasgow school of Art is worth getting off the tour bus and walking up the steep hill to have a look at, the fire has caused it to need extensive work but the building is still very much worth visiting, How lucky are art students in Glasgow to be able to study here

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband pre booked us on a GSA tour while we were in Glasgow. I have to admit that I was a bit dubious at first, but actually it was one of the best things we did while we were on holiday. Dan, our guide was great. Couldn't praise him enough. His passion for Rennie Mackintosh really came through, as... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Due to the fire you cannot access the old School of Art, so you view aspects of it from the street, before going into the new school to see some of the furniture they saved. Overall I was slightly disappointed - not enough of Mackintosh's work.

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Scottish Borders, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous building and the starting point of so many famous artists. Fascinating glimpse into Glasgow's rich artistic heritage

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