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Tenement House

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Address: 145 Buccleuch St. | Garnethill, Glasgow G3 6QN, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-141-332-9368
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Description: The Tenement House provides a rare glimpse into life in Glasgow in the...
The Tenement House provides a rare glimpse into life in Glasgow in the early 20th century, in the faithfully restored four-room house lived in by Miss Agnes Toward for over half a century. See what it meant to be an 'independent woman' in the first half of the 20th century; experience how ordinary folk lived, and appreciate how many of the household amenities we now take for granted were considered luxuries less than a century ago. Authentic gas lighting has been installed to recreate the atmosphere of the house, which didn't have electric lighting until 1960. An exhibition on the ground floor makes the most of Miss Toward's extensive personal archive, providing a valuable time capsule for visitors today.
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Really, really good, but really SMALL!!!

Don't get me wrong, this is an awesome place to visit, but it's a tiny four room tenament, as it should be, and FILLED with memorabilia and wonderful reflections of the past, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Brough Sowerby, United Kingdom

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Brough Sowerby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Don't get me wrong, this is an awesome place to visit, but it's a tiny four room tenament, as it should be, and FILLED with memorabilia and wonderful reflections of the past, but you are suppressed by the amount of 'guides' in such a small space, you want to look, think, reminisce etc. But the staff to customer ratio in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

great way to see Glasgow as it was...just don't eat the scones as my husband did. They are for decoration purposes only!

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Larkhall
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a great visit for all, adults and children as the staff are happy to chat at all levels about the house and what represents. It brought back memories form me of visiting an old Aunt in Mount Florida in a very similar property. The layout the smell just everything. The staff are very friendly and keen to make... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Its a special experience to visit someone's home and experience their normal, common life during decades of war, economic depression, domestic advances and simple living in a faith based community. Its how life was for many folk during the early 1900s and a good reflection for all of us who have such better lives and living conditions. A small fee... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Tenement House is in a lovely "close". Quite an up-market flat with a lot of surprises in store. You have to visit to find out. The Tour Guides are very knowledgable and will impress you with wonderful facts and every day life of the tenants and the flat and local community. Wonderful.

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Langholm, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Superb trip back in time, makes you truly realise how convenient life is now. My children were amazed to see gas light lamps etc.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

it was vey interesting and informative to see how the people live in the 19th century in Glasgow, all furniture and things are from the real family, the price is a little bit high

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Rutherglen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Took my New York Visitor genre, and was fully engaged while viewing this beautifully preserved tenement house! An historic piece of important social history!

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pittsfield, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

One of the most fascinating places to explore. Miss Agnes Toward and her mother lived theer, starting in the early 1900's. Full of interesting artifacts from her time there, plus all kinds of information from the docents answered all kinds of questions.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

My grandparents grew up in tenement houses in Glasgow, so it was interesting to see how it may have looked

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