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The Glasgow School of Art

167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6RQ, Scotland
+44 141 353 4500
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Renovations still in progress

Seven of us booked a tour of the school of art. The guide was interesting and answered all our... read more

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Kate M
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Excellent tour guides, nice cafe, and of course, the exhibit is wonderful. There are very pleasant... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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
+44 141 353 4500

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Reviewed yesterday

Seven of us booked a tour of the school of art. The guide was interesting and answered all our questions but as the building is still being renovated after the fire we really were restricted to where we could go. Having visited the art school...More

Thank Kate M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent tour guides, nice cafe, and of course, the exhibit is wonderful. There are very pleasant restaurants in the area and the school is easily accessible by public transportation.

Thank PGrace3224
Reviewed 6 days ago

A great welcome from the friendly, professional and expert staff and a first class tour (our guide was Karlie). A brilliant exhibition, not to be missed

Thank SageNYorkshire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great friendly staff, some fantastic work by students old and new on display, and the building architecture was great . It was a pleasure to see an open display of how my taxes are spent, though it was not hard to see how justifiably proud...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well done tour even with the building still under wraps. They talked about the fire, the discoveries made and the intended renovation plans. Very worth the time.

Thank 3hands
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to find out about Charles Rennie Macintosh and his work and influence in Glasgow. we took a tour with a guide which I would thoroughly recommend. Our guide Laura L was friendly, funny and very knowledgeable. Absolutely worth a visit!!

4  Thank Stephen C
Reviewed December 14, 2017

We managed to get tickets for a recording of BBC Scotlands Breaking the News. To be honest, we didn't realise they served food here - prices looked ok and a decent selection. We arrived a bitearly to have a drink in the bar....my goodness takes...More

Thank Ian S
Reviewed December 9, 2017

I had a couple hours train layover in Glasgow and being a fan of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, I decided to walk over to the School of Art for the tour. Although it was sad not to be able to visit the main building due to...More

2  Thank Emily H
Reviewed December 7, 2017

Visited the shop for a quick look and ended up taking the 45 minute tour too; really glad that we did as it was so informative and interesting. Ex-student Karlie was excellent, keeping up an almost non-stop stream of facts and figures with a good...More

Thank Karen F
Reviewed December 4, 2017

So sad to see The Glasgow School of Art in scaffolding after the fire but heartening that it is being rebuilt and refurbished as closely as possible. I was fortunate to go inside in 1996 so know what has been lost. The exhibition and talk...More

Thank chatterboxLancaster
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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
August 18, 2015|
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Response from PaddyddaP | Reviewed this property |
..there shall be a mistake! No Isle at the Glasgow School of Art