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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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 10Am - 4.30Pm, 7 days a week. Tours depart from the 'Window on Mackintosh' 7 days a week. Every purchase supports the School.
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We had a great tour guide in Rowan. She was extremely informative and provided great tips for around the city! There recent fire was really sad news, but their is still much to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

My dream has been to see this school as long as I can recall! I knew the fire had destroyed parts of the school, but was not sure until getting there that there was no tour or entrance. We walked around the building, took photographs, and felt sad that what could have been a rich experience was much less for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We definitely wanted to see the building Macintosh is so famous for ... but we did not realise that there had been a fire in the building mid 2014 and that we could only see (part of) the outside walls and a small exhibition in the new buildings across the street. Our guide (as usual, one of the students) was,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We had a great tour guide in Rowan. She was extremely informative and provided great tips for around the city! There recent fire was really sad news, but their is still much to learn and see around the new building! We came to the tour knowing nothing of Glasgow art and architecture (we walked in on a rainy day) and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

With the Mackintosh building closed by the fire until 2018/2019 this is still an excellent introduction to the man and his collaborators. Definitely follow up with the nearby Willow tea house and if possible, the Mackintosh house at The Hunterian Museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Be prepared for a very steep climb if you're walking but it's definitely worth it. There's still a lot to see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

It's a huge challenge to give a tour when the main attraction is off limits -- but despite that issue, our tour was very interesting and very worthwhile. Hats off to the guides who are creating such a memorable experience despite not being able to bring tour participants inside the historic building, due to the fire a year ago. Sure,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

My daughter won a gold dust place to study at this prestigious Art School so apart from being a very proud parents it has given us the opportunity to have access to it's Iconic building by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and even although the tragic recent fire has destroyed part of it it is still well worth a visit even the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I stumbled across the Glasgow School of Art while wondering around this morning on a brief holiday away and was easily talked into doing the 11am tour (£9.75). Our guide Fraser was pleasant, knowledgeable, good humoured and easy going. The fire at the school last year was a tragedy but there is a lot of work going back into the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We were given a tour at 3.15pm on a rainy Saturday afternoon in May and there were only two of us. Our guide, Rowan, a first year silversmith, was a delight and the tour was an absolute delight. Anyone visiting Glasgow should put this tour first on their list of things to do. Crank you Rowan, it was a real... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Although we joined the tour, lead by Rowan, a bit late she made sure we were up to speed quite quickly. She was informative and knowledgeable. Had enjoyable lunch from the students cake table and a good coffee from kiosk. A very enjoyable morning.

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