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“An unique place to visit” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Glasgow School of Art

The Glasgow School of Art
167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6RQ, Scotland
+44 141 353 4526
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Ranked #2 of 377 things to do in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Join an hour-long 'Mackintosh at the GSA' tour to discover original furniture, the history of the Mackintosh building and the architects life and work, from student to master designer. Examine the exterior of the Mackintosh building and uncover Mackintosh's famous designs with exclusive access to GSA's new furniture gallery. 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.
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“An unique place to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

A wonderful place to visit to learn about art, architecture and Glasgow history, highly recommend it - an unusual find for tourists

Visited July 2012

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“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

This tour is very enjoyable. The staff are very helpful and we were able to leave our shopping and coats at the desk. The tour itself was most informative and we got plenty of time to look at the interesting furniture.

Visited January 2013
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“Great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Great tour with a great guide who was very interesting and knowledgeable. Well worth the entrance fee.

Visited January 2013
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“take the tour!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Booked a tour on line and our guide showed us around this historic building, educating us all the way! It was great to mix with the students and appreciate what it would be like to study in such an inspirational environment. lovely shop selling students own designs. All money goes back into the School.

Visited January 2013
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“A Superb Visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

This was definitelt the highlight of the visit to Glasgow. The building is stunning as is its collection of Mackintosh furniture. Our guide Fran was excellent - well informed, friendly, clear and pretty stunning herself :)

Visited January 2013
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