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Tenement House

145 Buccleuch St. | Garnethill, Glasgow G3 6QN, Scotland (West End)
44-141-332-9368
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Ranked #31 of 172 attractions in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Traveler Description: The Tenement House is one of many heritage locations belonging to the National Trust for Scotland. It is a typical Victorian four-room flat from... more »
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Worthing, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I recently visited Glasgow to watch some of the Commonwealth Games events, and to take in a new city. My issue with the city (and I make no apologies for this) is that there is little to see, given two free afternoons (particularly when many roads are closed because of sports events, the city is packed with sporting tourists and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

We all enjoyed our visit to the tenement house. It was a step back in time and the staff there were very informative. The information throughout brought the whole house to life. Definitely worth a visit.

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The Tenement House provides an authentic view of life in a middle class Victorian tenement building and there are plenty of staff on hand to answer questions and share their extensive knowledge with you.

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Essex
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27 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

An amazing tenement flat kept as it was lived in. It didn't even have electricity until 1960. A glimpse into a middle class city dwelling.

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Visited The Tenement House during a holiday to Scotland and it was excellent. It gives perfect insight into how people lived in the tenements all those years ago. Gas lights, cooking range and mangle all bring back memories and fire the imagination. This is a practically untouched dwelling since the last tenant so is really worth a visit, especially useful... More

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The Tenement House is a real treat. The house has been largely unchanged for decades (with the exception of reasonable and in-keeping changes made by the National Trust), and the last owner hadn't modernised so it is liking looking back into middle-class Victorian living. The Trust have installed the original gas lighting, giving the house not only to authentic look... More

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Glasgow
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Well worth a visit. Typical tenement -exactly as it was in the "olden days" Spent around 1 hour as that is enough time to get around it. Really enjoyed it and took me back to when I was a child

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Visited with group of friends, one of whom was brought up in a tenement house similar to this one, except that this one has an inside bathroom. Guides were happy to tell you about anything you wished to know about the items in the room and the original tenant who made very few alterations to the rooms. Loved everything about... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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220 reviews 220 reviews
56 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This museum is a major schlepp up very steep streets (good news is that it is downhill going back). Senior rate of GBP 5 to get in. Four rooms to see, allegedly untouched since 1935. Two docents will answer any questions. Lots of old chotzkies in every room dating back from the '30's. Interesting to see how the 'bedrooms' were... More

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Simply fascinating. A visit to the past with National Trust guides that add another dimension. The descriptor of a tenement accommodation space from a few generations ago might not seem especially appealing, but I think you will be very pleasantly surprised.

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