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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 #2 of 142 Attractions in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Educational Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 9:45 am - 5:15 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

The small display in the new School of Art is interesting but there is also a walking tour of the immediate area that takes you round some of the places of interest associated with Mackintosh such as the original building (now under restoration following the fire of May 2014), the Willow Tea Rooms and where Mackintosh lived with his wife.... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I recently completed a walking tour focussing on the architecture of Charles Rennie MacIntosh. Unfortunately it was a wet and windy day, and my tour took place in unfavorable weather. However, as I was the only one on the tour, I was able to ask as many questions as I wished of the very informative young man who was the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

A family member had studied there, so we wanted to learn more about Mackintosh's superb building. We were there just a few weeks before fire destroyed quite a section of The Glasgow School of Art. Our motto is 'DO IT NOW'. You may never get another chance!

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Great student who was friendly, informative, answering questions and keeping us safe and on time. She gave us good tips about other Rennie Mackintosh sites to visit. Really worthwhile as the fee goes towards the refurbishments after the fire.

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Glasgow
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Food reasonable if you are on a budget. I didn't particularly enjoy the food I ordered so won't be eating there again but can see the appeal if you are a student on a budget

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Geraldton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We had originally booked a tour of the building interior but sadly the fire prevented that. Praise must go to the fire services for saving so much. We were offered a refund or an external tour & opted for the external tour as the proceeds go to the School. The tour was well worth it - informative & entertaining, led... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We visited the Glasgow School of Art and other universities as possible schools for our son to study art. We attended a guided tour of the Mackintosh building and found it delightful. The guide was very knowledgeable, helpful and even entertaining with a few quips about the facility. We had previously arranged to tour the new Reid building across the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

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

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

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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