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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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On a very rainy and windy Glasgow day, this tour was the highlight of our day. Laura L was an excellent and very knowledgeable tour guide.. Despite the devastating fire which... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

On a very rainy and windy Glasgow day, this tour was the highlight of our day. Laura L was an excellent and very knowledgeable tour guide.. Despite the devastating fire which means the original building cannot be seen inside, she presented us with a wealth of information and with a lovely quiet sense of humour. I can't recommend this tour... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This is a really great way to spend an hour in Glasgow. The tour involves a short spell outside looking at the exterior of the beautiful McKintosh building. Then inside for a short but interesting tour of the new GSA building which is a beautiful space before moving into the furniture gallery which contains original pieces. Our guide Eve was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We took the Glasgow miracle tour, a two hours walking tour and were quite impressed with the amount we learned. Our guides, Laura and Georgia were great and able to answer questions along the way. We could easily have followed them around all day, learning about Glasgow's art, design and culture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I feel so fortunate to have visited the original GSA building before the fire that destroyed the library. When it is restored it is a must see. The new building is a complete contrast - very light and airy and worth a visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Disappointed many rooms closed but they have to be refurbished and I guess I was unlucky. Hope to visit again with more time to enjoy a relaxing experience

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Outstanding design features of the building. Sadly, currently limited to outside due to recent fire.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Excellent attraction to visit full of the history & story of Macintosh. The new modern building is stunning - old meets new -great. If you visit glasgow you really must take a tour

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I was student at glasgow school of art. A mackintosh masterpiece. It was inspiration learning within an inspiring building. It is closed to the public during renovations but still good to view from the outside. Millions have be donated to restore it to its former glory. Let's hope they succeed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Even post-fire it was still well worth the trip to view this beautiful building. Treat yourself to a guided tour as th guides were both well informed and interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

fascinating building, every aspect integrated and amazing in the Mackintosh style ... even without the iconic library .... if the degree show is held there as usual this year, a double opportunity to explore the building and see the future contenders, and also buy some works

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