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The Glasgow School of Art

Address: 167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6RQ, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 141 353 4526
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Ranked #1 of 127 Attractions in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Educational Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Join an hour-long tour of 'Mackintosh at the GSA' to discover the architects life and work, from...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Educational Sites, Cultural
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Join an hour-long tour of 'Mackintosh at the GSA' to discover the architects life and work, from student to master designer. Examine the exterior of the Mackintosh building and uncover architectural gems in the surrounding area. 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

What a fantastic building one of Glasgow's finest. We were devastated by the impact of the fire and pleased that the Fire Service were able to save so much. We will be back soon to see the new tour and look forward to seeing the building back to it's former glory as soon as possible.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

The Mackintosh building has been a joy for me since my student days studying drawing and painting. What a privilege to work there, and ever since, a pleasure to bring waves of foreign friends to experience it. What a tragedy the fire was, but it is a great relief that there is plan is to rebuild the damaged areas. The... More 

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

We were very lucky to visit the School of Art shortly before the terrible fire. Our student guide was just brilliant! Not only did she share her vast knowledge of the building so skilfully but she also shared her genuine passion for the work of the inspirational artists who have trained and produced such amazing pieces. Everything she showed us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Always fascinated by mackintosh work in books wonderful to see the actual building. Student guide was great.

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Stockport
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

I booked in advance online as I was visiting Glasgow to watch athletics at the Commonwealth games. After I had booked someone told me the school of art had burned down and there would not be much to see. Sure enough, upon arrival the school was closed for renovations. However there was a tour of the exterior which included other... More 

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Penrith, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Wonderful building shown us by a knowledgeable architecture student. Such a shame that the highlight of the building, the Library, has been destroyed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

We booked this tour online with frankly low expectations given that you can no longer go inside the building since the fire. However as soon as we started in the new building opposite, it was clear we were in for something special. Our guide was Lily, a student of the school, who was brim full of excitement and enthusiasm for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Granted I like architecture and design, but this was much beyond what I expected. The guide, an architecture student of GSA was fantastic, You could feel her empathy with the building. The fire sustained by part of the building is a tragedy, but there is so much love for the building that I am sure it will be restored bueatifully.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

As a long term resident of Glasgow it took me many years to finally visit the building in April, 2014. Very impressive tour led by one of the students whose dream was to study at the school. Glad i seen the school in the original condition prior to the fire, with all of its unique features. Lets hope its rebuilt... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Two student led two Americans and the Yanks had a wonderful tour and we would highly recommend it to all.

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