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Address: 167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6RQ, Scotland
Phone Number: 44 141 353 4500
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

Join a 45 minute'Mackintosh at the GSA' tour to discover original...

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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Unique to Glasgow - Great Visit

From its famous Architecture the great content, well worth a visit. A well worth trip when you come to Glasgow.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

From its famous Architecture the great content, well worth a visit. A well worth trip when you come to Glasgow.

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Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited Glasgow, Scotland the weekend of Aug 5-7, 2016 and had pre-booked The Creative Glasgow Walking tour with the Glasgow School of Art. We enjoyed every bit of it and the tour guide, Laura, a recent graduate of the GSA, was really good. Seeing the creative side of Glasgow, from the perspective of a recent grad and having the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Although a fire has closed this building, it is worth seeing the edifice as a fine example of the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, an architect, designer and artist who was a pioneer in modernist design with Asian influences.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A beautiful building with a great heritage. Still looks wonderful from the outside, and inside just reaks of design and style. A real shame about the library, hope it is sorted quickly.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Unfortunately, the old School is closed until 2019, but the new building with guided tours is interesting, too.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sadly, the school is still closed for restoration, but we were guided by Alex using a model, photographs, works of art and furniture, who was passionate and informative about Mackintosh - his work and life, which made this visit very special. Our other tour guide, Laura, was also very informative and very friendly. Highly recommend this tour as the proceeds... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There was a small collection we could visit. The alternative is a guided tour, but we could not join one of those. Small museum shop with beautiful gifts for sale

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would have given this 5 stars but only 4 currently as they cannot take you into the original "Mack" building during the restoration work following the fire in 2014. Still the student led tour is really good, informative and you get to see the building from the new Reid Building across the street. The furniture collection on the top... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must when you visit Glasgow or are a newcomer wanting to discover the hidden and not so hidden gems of the city. I joined two visits with the same guide (School of art and 19th century Glasgow), guided by Eve, an adopted Scot (19th century tour and GSA). She was incredibly involved and responsive to questions in an insightful... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Mackintosh tour was the best thing I did while in Glasgow! The young ladies were attentive, friendly and very knowledgeable. I not only enjoyed my time with them, I learned much about the city. Don't miss this tour!

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