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The Glasgow School of Art

11 Dalhousie Street, Glasgow G3 6RQ, Scotland
44-141-353-4526
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As featured in 3 days in Glasgow
Ranked #1 of 161 attractions in Glasgow
Type: Architectural Buildings, Educational Sites
Owner description: Visitors are warmly welcomed to discover this iconic architectural gem on our award-winning, student-led guided tours. Over a century since its... more » Owner description: Visitors are warmly welcomed to discover this iconic architectural gem on our award-winning, student-led guided tours. Over a century since its completion, Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s ‘masterwork’, The Glasgow School of Art, continues to fulfill its original purpose as a vibrant and hard working institution. Please note this building is only accessible to the public by guided tour. Tours last 1 hour. Reservations & Accessibility: We recommended making a reservation as space is limited on these award winning tours! There are 224 stairs on the tour route and lift access is available with prior notice, please contact us to make a reservation. Tour translations booklets are available in Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese and English. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

A working museum. Macintosh at his best. Studios are designed to give incredible light. Try and get a guided tour and find out about what Macintosh has achieved

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful building, both inside and out. This art school takes you to another world full of beauty , wonder and of course art. Get a tour and learn lots with a guide, one can also avail of the tour online, you will be delighted once you get the tour, as it puts the whole building into perspective.... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Now that the new Reid Building is completed and open, you must visit the School of Art. Try to go when there is a tour on offer when you will be shown round the Rennie McIntosh building by students who work in the school. Just make sure you book well in advance! The contrast between the new and old buildings... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

What a great place of art history and appreciation of such a key player in the Visual arts! You get a real sense of the mind of Mackintosh and his quirky attention to detail at the School of Art. Thanks to our guide, Conor, for a great experience!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A prime example of the architecture of Rennie MacIntosh. His building was a new concept of what the Glasgow Art School could be with excellent light and interesting interiors. The original railings were removed at the beginning of WW2 which was a tragedy as they enhanced the outside of the building. The railings were metal representations of the Glasgow Rose.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A walk around the outside of this building is spectacular - the inside is awesome...............A must see for all visitors to Glasgow. A short walk from the bustling shopping precinct and you step back into a historical wonder.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

If you're interested in Charles Rennie McIntosh then you can get a guided tour round the Art School. It's a very interesting way to spend an hour or so. The guides are usually students who are very informative and you are also being shown round a building which is in constant use which makes a change from the usual museum.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Wonderful, atmospheric, historical but still used on a daily basis. If you love art, go here. In fact if you love architecture it's a must as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A must for visitors to Glasgow. This world famous iconic building is fabulous inside and out. From furniture to modern design it has it all. While there visit the new building directly opposite the school

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Tours round the Art School can be pre-booked on-line or you can turn up and you might be lucky. It takes about an hour and there are a lot of stairs so you need to be ok with them. If you know Charles Rennie Macintosh's work you know you'll be in for a treat. If you haven't come across him... More

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