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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 170 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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

A fantastic tour - enjoyable for even those who know nothing about Glasgow or architecture. An impressive overview of the contemporary buildings, highlighting their history and adding meaning to the cityscape. The tour guide was an incredibly well-informed and friendly girl who studies architecture at Glasgow School of Art, with another girl giving credible support. Both were very knowledgable and... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I love this building , everyone who's came to glasgow or lives here should have been to visit before the fire which has destroyed most of the interior . Very sad day for glasgow . It's still worth going to have a look @ the building exterior .......

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Fantastic architecture! If in Glasgow you must see this. Unfortunately the recent fire limits access, but even from the outside it's a must.

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Manama, Bahrain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

As an Architect this building deserves all the praise it has received in recent years ( it got some bad reviews when first built) but it embodies the energy and vitality of what I consider the best of the late Victorian times by being so forward thinking. It is clearly beloved by the staff an students, but I am not... More

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East Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Liz, our upbeat, enthusiastic guide, gave a wonderful history of the Mackintosh Building, as well wonderful information about the lives of Charles and his wife. Her assistant told us about the Hall House in Helensborough. We ventured to this Mackintosh house the following day, and were so glad we did! Thanks to you both! Jim

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We visited the outside of this building only and were very impressed with the outstanding architecture. What a wonderful place to study art and the building seems perfectly suited to its purpose as an art school.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I think it was buetiefil and would want to go back probably one of the most buetiful attractions in Glasgow

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I've visited the school of art many times over the yrs especially at the degree shows it's a breath taken building . I was shocked @ the fire this yr and can't imagine it ever being the same , sad time for glasgow and the students that have studied their ..........

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This had to be a must see for me having worked with architects for 25 years who regularly paid homage to both the School and Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Beautiful building and a delight to visit. Downside was the awful building site surrounding it which restricted photographs of the frontage. Would certainly have it on my itinerary for a Glasgow visit.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Had studied Mackintosh and always wanted to visit. Was the highlight of the trip to Glasgow and the experience was far more than could be appreciated from a book. Great, engaged student tour guide.

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