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The Glasgow School of Art

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Address: 167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6RQ, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 141 353 4500
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10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Join an hour-long 'Mackintosh at the GSA' tour to discover original...

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 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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Fascinating tour!

Jamie was a wonderful guide. His enthusiasm and love of the buildings was infectious. Being a student of architecture, he gave us insight into two amazing, contrasting buildings... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Reading, United Kingdom

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Jamie was a wonderful guide. His enthusiasm and love of the buildings was infectious. Being a student of architecture, he gave us insight into two amazing, contrasting buildings and was able to answer all our many questions. Thank you!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great tour around the inside & outside of the Glasgow School of Art. The architecture is really interesting when decoded by our guide - Charles Rene Mackintosh. The conceptual art relating to World War I was thought provoking once decoded by the younger lady minding it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Makintosh Art Academy is the essential viewing place for the lovets of fine architecture i n 1909.It confirms the reputation of 28-yearold designer Charles Makintosh.He is not just the master of exterior but also a superb interior designer. Its most interesting part of this Academy is the principal's room which is named as 'White Room' or Makintosh Room.Itn this room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really good tour round the Glasgow School of Art. Tour guide was a current student so, as well as being well informed on details of the School, could also give a personal insight and point out things we would not have noticed using using the guide books (eg the little superman tied to the balcony which was used by one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being interested in architecture and design I decided to book the student-led tour to find out more about Charles Rennie Mackintosh who designed the GSoA. An excellent tour - highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

An iconic part of Glasgow's cultural, music and historic scene. Have visited many times before the tragic fire but would still absolutely recommend a visit if you're in Glasgow.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Great guide who was very knowledgeable and excellent value. Pity not to be able to see more of the building though

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

This was a most enjoyable and interesting visit to the art school. I was particularly impressed by the enthusiasm and knowledge of our guide, who clearly has a genuine love of the place. There was an inevitable disappointment in not being able to see any of the original school at present but the interior of the new building is impressive... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Too bad about the fire that damaged the building. Bet its interesting. Oh Well, next time. As is the tour is interesting and informative. Knowledgeable guide.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

We liked the school tour but the walking tours of the city were super! Wish I had more time to do them all!

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