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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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Our 8 and 10 year old kids attended a week-long summer course at the Glasgow School of Art and had a great time. The tutors were friendly and relaxed and the kids are desperate to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Our 8 and 10 year old kids attended a week-long summer course at the Glasgow School of Art and had a great time. The tutors were friendly and relaxed and the kids are desperate to go back. Another week of the summer holidays done!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Visited the building on a paid tour, which we quietly abandoned to be on our own to wander around. The tour 'guide' was an architecture student who lacked focus and we would never have managed to see the building at the pace at which he was meandering. Not particularly loving the exterior, but the interior is very interesting. Great student... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Took the "Glasgow Style" walking tour with Eve. As we went though the city center and discussed the buildings and the influence of the rich traders in creating them and the architectural styles (especially the contributions of Charles Remy Mackintosh) the city took on a more clearly defined shape and its history came alive for us. The tour guide, a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I was able to purchase little , inexpensive but original gifts for friends and family here.They are mostly crafted or designed by the students.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We loved our visit and experiences at the school's annual graduation exhibition 2015. All of of were impressed with diverse and wonderful creation at this event. Students were happy to tell us about their creation and projects. I, still, cherish moments we shared with proud young students at this famous art school. While the school building is still under construction... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The visit inside the Glasgow school of art is lovely. Learning about the history of the school and the building is very interesting. The school might offer an "outside only" visit but it's still worth it !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

we take a tour from Edinburgh to Glasgow and its take only one hour by bus and its a new city but the center look very nice and you don't need more then one day to spend it there because Edinburgh its better to stay there.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

It as a shame that on this trip we could not really see much. This is a result of the fire. However we got a good flavour of the work of the students. Even though very small I was not disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

a fantastic area,buzzing and rich in architectural features,and walking distance from the city centre.makintosh,s legacy to a truly great city

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We took the tour of the Reid Building, which was led by Sam, a second year Architecture student. Tour was brilliant and we learned so much. My daughter is studying Architecture as part of her History of Art A'level and found the insights into both the Mackintosh building and the modern Stephen Hall design fascinating. Sam was entertaining and very... More 

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Address: 167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6RQ, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 141 353 4526
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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