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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 4526
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Description: 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 9.45Am - 5.15Pm, 7 days a week. Tours depart from the 'Window on Mackintosh' 7 days a week. Every purchase supports the School.
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Nice tour, even with the Mackintosh building closed

Great knowledgeable tour guide, short and sweet tour with lots of information packed in, interactive and informal style of discussion around the main areas of interest and monies... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Great knowledgeable tour guide, short and sweet tour with lots of information packed in, interactive and informal style of discussion around the main areas of interest and monies go to a great cause!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Great to find out little gems of information about the Macintosh building. Excellent collection of examples of Macintosh furniture from a variety of sources. Alex, our tour guide was very pleasant company and and was very knowledgable. Thankyou

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely old building with art for sale hanging on the walls. On Thursday nights they have jazz concerts ( double check before you go since funding is an ongoing issue). Only £5 for the Jazz concerts and often the musicians are really excellent. Closes train station is Charing Cross.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

An hour very well spent. The guide, Jack, was interesting and informative . Even though you can't go into the Mackintosh building its still worth doing the tour and having a look at the new building as well as the Mackintosh furniture . We will come again when the tour enables you to go into the building .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Travelled all the way from Charlotte, North Carolina just for this tour. We greatly appreciated Fraser and protage Niomi's in depth discussion about the GSA and Renne and Margaret Mackintosh. Their tips about further exploration in Glasgow were followed. Irene's next fictional book (www.maggiebrogden.com) , makes reference to the Spook School, Sauchihall St, and GSA, Fraser and Niomi carried themselves... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Beautiful spaces. Great architecture.. I loved the atmosphere there! Can't wait to see the refurbished library

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

Having set out to see the School it seemed like we had seen half of Glasgow and next thing we realised we were looking at this huge beautiful windows. The original school is closed but you should do visit to the visitors centre. We took the guided tour which talks you through the building and history of the school. Then... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Sadly this lovely School of Art burned down not long before the end of term last year- it was devastating but the news is it will be rebuilt as it was. Since you will have to wait sometime to visit the rebuilt Art school, you can still visit House for an Art Lover in Bellahouston park for some fine examples... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Unfortunately not open to public after the fire but just over the road is the new building and you can arrange a tour which includes a walk outside the old School of art with very interesting explanations by our guide ( a student of architecture). It was like private tour, just the 2 of us

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Well worth the breathless trip up the hill to see the school immortalized in countless photographs that cannot do it justice. Also good to be able to contribute to the restoration from the tragic fire. And view the interesting dynamics of students demonstrating for 24-hour studio access!

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