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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 #30 of 170 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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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Tiny 4 roomed property - 5 if you count the hallway. But gave a glimpse into early 20th century life. Terrible light levels and beds in cupboards, doesn't appear comfortable to modern eyes but must have been pretty cosy in the early 1900's. Guides enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Well worth the visit.

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Reading
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

This property is a really excellent representation of tenement life of a bygone era. The ladies who are the guides in the property are very good and helpful, the same cannot be said for the somewhat aloof youngish lady who issued us with our tickets.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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78 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This is one of the better National Trust properties in the Greater Glasgow area. It still suffers from a smarmy volunteer at the reception desk, like many other National Trust places, but upstairs in the tenement itself, we were welcomed by a really friendly and interesting lady, who was on hand to answer any questions we had about the flat.... More

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edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Very interesting and informative. Great to have the opportunity to see what life in Glasgow tenements was like and have some of the old Scottish words explained such as lum for chimney, wally for tiles. The staff were very engaging and knowledgeable. Highly recommended

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