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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Charles Rennie Macintosh really drew all the threads of his art together perfectly in this distinctive - and really practical - building. Its juxtaposition of simplicty of form and linear decoration on the street side belies the really inventive play of light, form and function on its hidden other side. Unfortunately, two hirds of the building was gutted by fire... More

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Epsom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We were lucky to be visiting during a dry spell. The Mackintosh tours have had to be significantly redesigned due to the fire damage but it is still worth going to view the exterior of the original building and to hear the impact of Mackintosh's design in the local area. BE WARNED - in its current format there is a... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

August 2014 - Not long after the fire of 2013 which at this point has an uncertain legacy.... The building itself ...."seemed" to be stable although clearly significantly damaged. One hopes the building will be saved.

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Pity about the recent fire but this Rennie Macintosh building is still very much worth a visit. Despite the fire they managed to ensure their students graduated.

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Kidderminster, Worcestershire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Twenty years ago we toured the wonderful Glasgow School of Art. When we saw the fire on television, we were devastated. If you go on this tour the money you spend will go towards the restoration. That said, we wee surprised at how interesting the tour was. We learnt things about Mackintosh that we didn't know and our tour guide... More

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We had not realised that the famous School of Art in Glasgow has been severly damaged in a fire just two months before our visit... We decided to do the tour nevertheless, which turned out to be a very good choice: a student of architecture (Dan) gave us this really nice tour of the two blocks surrounding the School of... More

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The tour was excellent - led by a very knowledgeable 3rd Year student who really knew her stuff. It was fascinating to see the different styles being built at roughly the same time and it was an excellent way to get to know your way around the city. I would highly recommend it!

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florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Went on a 2.5walking tour led by one of the students. It was very interesting and we learned a lot about MacIntosh and the other famous designers of Glasgow. We saw the damage done to the school by the recent fire

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Glasgow School of Art walking tours are stimulating, interesting and well worth doing. I did the 'style tour' today and Georgia our guide, a third year painting student, was passionate about the subject matter and eloquent in her delivery of the information. So sad to see the grand old building post fire but it will take more than the fire... More

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St Louis Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We took the walking tour of the Glasgow Style. So interesting and we had wonderful guides, Fraser and Georgia. Taking a walking tour is also a good way to see shops and restaurants around Glasgow. Highly recommend taking this tour.

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