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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 173 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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Coral Gables, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Because of recent fire, building is under renovation , while walking tours by students are interesting there are better places to see Makintosh history. A real shame that so much was destroyed, but should be great when fully repaired.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Our guide was an art student from Budapest named Lilly. There were only 3 that signed up for the 1 hr tour for a 3 pm appointment on a Sunday. She showed us the bldgs. near the school as well as the main school bldg. by Mackintosh. Unfortunately it had only been a few months after the fire so we... More

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Wales
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I booked onto the Mackintosh Tour which was amazing, Ben our tour guide took us all around all the famous Mackintosh sites in Glasgow. And also told us all about the School and the history behind it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Would highly recommend. We enjoyed two hours of exploring architecture from the Macintosh era on the Glasgow Style tour. Thanks Georgia and Lili- we found it fascinating and it was delivered so well.

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Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

this tour lasted just over 2 hours around the area local to the Glasgow School. Our guides Adam and Georgia were knowledgeable and easy to listen to. They pointed out architectural points of interest and brought the buildings to life with the background stories. I HIGHLY recommend this tour but make sure you wear comfy shoes! Adam handing round the... More

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Portland, Michigan, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

If we knew before the tour, we would have donated the money but done something else. And if the Tea Room is pointed out on your tour, just go look, don't eat or drink. Our tour guide was personable, gave a good talk and answered questions well. However, the whole tour is on the street and you don't get to... More

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Great place to visit. Tragic fire destroyed the famous library. Still worth a visit to the area. Just off Sauchiehall Street with great shops, bars and restauraunts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Worth a trip despite recent fire. Modern annexe opposite has interesting visitor centre and shop. Not that well signposted.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Tremendous place,,,very nice people,,,all working hard after the fire,,,would visit again soon i hope.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A definite must to sap up the genius of RENNIE MACINTOSH-the detailing in the architecture& furniture and the stained glass work are so divine and organic.

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