We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Glasgow School of Art

167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6RQ, Scotland (City Centre)
+44 141 353 4526
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #2 of 177 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
Write a Review

940 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    720
    173
    31
    8
    8
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Porter, Indiana
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Although the fire prevented us from seeing the school, we had a delightful tour by a bright and interesting student. This was our first trip to Glasgow and his insight and compassion for the city, art, and architecture will be the reason we return for a tour of the school when it is rebuilt.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
77 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

I arrived at the school hoping to see the McIntosh details of the school but, unfortunately the building had a fire and is undergoing renovations. Check first to make sure it is open before going.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Orlando, Florida
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Too bad the Macintosh building burned as it is closed for the next four or five years. Can see exterior however. New building is interesting as well (if you like architecture). Students give great tours of school and city.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Daylesford, Australia
Top Contributor
251 reviews 251 reviews
100 attraction reviews
527 helpful votes 527 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

What was very clear to us in our Glasgow trip is that Gen Y and the Arts & Environment movements are dramatically leading the changes. It is not just challenging architecturally but re-defining the port & river, opening up food and pushing barrow out with public sculpture. There is a sense of enthusiasm and fun, a sense of Green awareness... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Hamilton, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

It's been a few years since I last visited and have not been since the fire but this building is well worth a visit, even if you don't go in, but go in as it is beautiful inside and you can see artists at work while touring the building. I just lover CRM and went to the Art School on... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

While the School of Art (my favorite building in the whole world) is not accessible, don't miss the opportunity to hear about the fascinating architectural history of other landmark buildings in Glasgow. We had a marvelous walking tour with architecture students Jack and Jamie through central Glasgow to see the evolution of the city's building styles from Blythswood Square's Georgian... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We really enjoyed our tour of the futuristic Reid Building during the Doors Open day. It is a real contrast to the Mackintosh building but is very light and spacious and well worth a visit. It is an interesting tour. It's just a great pity that the fire damaged such an amazing building but the good views from the Reid... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The fire at this iconic Art School has severely damaged the fabric of a good part of the old CRM building but the college's heart is still in place. Its a working place of extreme creativity and the new (Reid) building is, in itself, worth a visit (when it is open to the public) - it is an extension of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wirral, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Unfortunately the School was badly damaged by fire earlier in 2014 and one half is covered in scaffolding at present, so no one can enter. Our guide Andy an "immigrant" from God's own county(Yorkshire) was a post grad student he gave us a very entertaining and informative tour around the area, so although disappointed at not seeing the interior of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

a fine example of the work of Charles Rene McKintosh and well worth visiting when you have a minute to spare

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed The Glasgow School of Art also viewed

 

Been to The Glasgow School of Art? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing