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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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 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 knew we weren't able to go inside the building while renovation works are ongoing but thought we would take the tour anyway. Adam, the young art student who took us round made... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We knew we weren't able to go inside the building while renovation works are ongoing but thought we would take the tour anyway. Adam, the young art student who took us round made the whole experience interesting and well worth doing. He showed us round the outside of the damaged building pointing out things we might otherwise have missed and... More 

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Port Jefferson, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We didn't know how much we would be able to see because of the restoration process after the fire. But there's a tour led by one of the knowledgeable art students of the exterior building and a special exhibit of the work of Rennie Mackintosh and his wife, Margaret MacDonald, an accomplished designer in her own right. It was wonderful... More 

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Newcastle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We visited this amazing building berfor the devastating fire that struck last year. We were lucky enought to visit out of term time, and the very kind porter took us all around the school on a personal tour! The library was spectacular, not least because of the wonderful art deco detailing. Unfortunately this was very badly damaged, but I do... More 

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If you are a fan of CRM or innovative design then this is a must see. The disastrous fire did a lot of damage but it is being restored. I shall return to see it again

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Trieste, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I couldn't visit the School because I went after the fire, but took part in a Door Open Day initiative that showed us around what could still be seen of the building, and then took us to admire the nearby building designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

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Richmond, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

MacIntosh building is closed for renovations due to a fire in 2014. It is possible, of course, to see design touches on the exterior, but that was far less than I'd anticipated. There is a small exhibit about the building in the school directly across the street, but there's not enough in that exhibit to compensate. Also, it's too bad... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The beautiful library was burned and is now under reconstruction. The tour at the art school across the street is cool, but still disappointing not to see Macintosh's work.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Graduate students provide tours of the school with detailed information about Charles Rennie MacIntosh. Fascinating exhibits are set amidst students' work, from architecture to textiles to digital communications.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Excellent tour led by an Art student who was really good. She also showed us the Reid building and the Mackintosh furniture gallery

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Port Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The School of art has created very interesting tours even in view of the damage done to the school's iconic building due to fire last year. Our student guide,Fraser, was outstanding in his knowledge and charming connection to his tour group.

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Additional Information about The Glasgow School of Art

Address: Address: 167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6RQ, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 141 353 4526
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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