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The Glasgow School of Art

167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6RQ, Scotland (City Centre)
+44 141 353 4526
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As featured in 3 days in Glasgow
Ranked #1 of 171 Attractions in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Educational Sites
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... more » 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We had not realised that the famous School of Art in Glasgow has been severly damaged in a fire just two months before our visit... We decided to do the tour nevertheless, which turned out to be a very good choice: a student of architecture (Dan) gave us this really nice tour of the two blocks surrounding the School of... More

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The tour was excellent - led by a very knowledgeable 3rd Year student who really knew her stuff. It was fascinating to see the different styles being built at roughly the same time and it was an excellent way to get to know your way around the city. I would highly recommend it!

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florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Went on a 2.5walking tour led by one of the students. It was very interesting and we learned a lot about MacIntosh and the other famous designers of Glasgow. We saw the damage done to the school by the recent fire

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Glasgow School of Art walking tours are stimulating, interesting and well worth doing. I did the 'style tour' today and Georgia our guide, a third year painting student, was passionate about the subject matter and eloquent in her delivery of the information. So sad to see the grand old building post fire but it will take more than the fire... More

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St Louis Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We took the walking tour of the Glasgow Style. So interesting and we had wonderful guides, Fraser and Georgia. Taking a walking tour is also a good way to see shops and restaurants around Glasgow. Highly recommend taking this tour.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Went on this guided tour of the Glasgow School of Art and even though the recent tragic fire made it impossible to visit the inside...our terrific guide, Jack, opened our eyes to so much of what was on the outside... and what inspired it and C.R. Mackintosh himself! Clearly Jack was passionate about Mackintosh's work and possesed a vast knowledge... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Sad to see this world famous building after the fire, terrible loss and hope they raise the funds needed to rebuild it..

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Beautiful buildings with interesting story I hope they rebuild it weel and soon so I can give it a five.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Despite not being able to tour the inside of the Charles Rennie Mackintosh-designed building (due to the recent fire), our guide Laura L still managed to show us some of the other highlights of Mackintosh's contributions to design in Glasgow. The tour lasted about an hour, and managed to keep our 17 year-old son interested. There is some walking involved... More

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telford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Visited Glasgow for the Games..thought we'd take in a tour of the School...post fire as rated so highly on trip advisor .The strength of the tour is the enthusiasm/spontaneity of the students who are the guides .I'd hadn't really heard of Mackintosh before but this tour gave me a introductory guide to style and influences...looking forward to revisting after restoration.... More

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