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The Glasgow School of Art

167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6RQ, Scotland
+44 141 353 4500
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Brilliant walking tour of Glasgow

If you want to see what Charles Rennie Mackintosh contributed to the architecture of Glasgow do... read more

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Tour leader was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. A super introduction to the school of art and... read more

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Join a 45 minute'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. Restoration is underway following a serious fire in 2014, as such there is no access to the interiors of the Mackintosh building. 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. Step outside this summer with GSA's Walking Tours to explore Glasgow's creative past and present. Invest in new talent hailing from the School or pick up the perfect memento of your visit in the GSA Shop. The 'Window on Mackintosh' Visitor Centre and GSA Shop in the Reid building at 164 Renfrew Street are open 10Am - 4.30Pm, 7 days a week. Tours depart from the 'Window on Mackintosh' 7 days a week. Every purchase supports the School.
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167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6RQ, Scotland
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Reviewed today

If you want to see what Charles Rennie Mackintosh contributed to the architecture of Glasgow do take the guided walking tour with Glasgow School of Art students. Very comprehensive and shows you buildings by CRM and his contemporaries and sets them in context. It will...More

Thank Simon M
Reviewed yesterday

Tour leader was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. A super introduction to the school of art and CRM.

Thank Tintipp
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our guide was LAURA L. who was brilliant. Very, very knowledgeable and so enthusiastic. She had been in the GSA when the fire started, so most interesting. Could have asked her questions all day. Hope to go back when the GSA re-opens.

Thank Sue R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You have to take the tour to see the chairs they have. I enjoyed it. They have original documents from the Mackintosh period.

Thank Michelle J
Reviewed 4 days ago

I think I have made virtually every CRM pilgrimage that it's possible to make in Glasgow so my muted praise has more to do with learning little new on the Art School tour than any failure on the part of the guide. Although you get...More

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GSofA, Manager at The Glasgow School of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi there, Thank you very much for visiting, and for taking the time to leave us this feedback. It's wonderful to be able to welcome dedicated Mackintosh fans and those who have studied the school in depth. As visitors come to the school with a...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great little place to visit. We took the guided tour, which was very interesting. Loved the furniture room. I would have liked to known what other buildings he designed in Glasgow.More

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GSofA, Manager at The Glasgow School of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi there, Thank you very much for visiting us at GSA, we are delighted that you found the tour interesting and enjoyed the furniture gallery. Our tour guides and visitor centre staff have plenty of recommendations for other Mackintosh sites to visit, and if you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting and informative tour of Rennie MacKintosh's life and work, including those of his artist wife. The tour guide, Lucas was very good, and made the tour his own. I enjoyed seeing the furniture, especially the ornate chairs and cupboards. I didn't want to leave...More

Thank Elizabeth G
GSofA, Manager at The Glasgow School of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Elizabeth, We are delighted that you enjoyed your tour with Lucas, and found Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Margaret Macdonald's furniture and designs so engrossing. Please do come back to visit us if you find yourself in Glasgow again - we'd love to take you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent tour by one of the students despite not being able to see original school of art due to the fire which caused severe damage a few years ago. Building now under renovation. Fascinating insight into the work of Rennie Mackintosh and some beautiful bits...More

Thank TiaCambridge
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was in Glasgow to meet up with my friends as I had just arrived from Philadelphia and my Glaswegian friends were still working. I looked for recommendations on TripAdvisor for things to do and the GSA came up as an option. They have 3...More

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GSofA, Manager at The Glasgow School of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for coming to visit The Glasgow School of Art and for taking the time to leave us some feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed exploring the Window on Mackintosh and taking the Mackintosh at the GSA tour with Katrina. We...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the tour by Allan. It was an informative tour and the mackintosh furniture was impressive. The tour guide was fun.

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Onceuponatime_11
March 11, 2017|
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Response from GSofA | Property representative |
Visitors can book a Mackintosh at the GSA Tour online in advance, or purchase one on the day in the visitor centre, subject to availability. There are 20 places on each tour, so we do recommend booking to avoid... More
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..there shall be a mistake! No Isle at the Glasgow School of Art
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