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The Glasgow School of Art

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The Glasgow School of Art
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This place is temporarily closed due to a fire. ** Due to a fire on 15th June 2018, all GSA buildings are currently closed and tours cancelled until further notice. This includes access to the visitor centre, GSA Shop and exhibitions in the Reid...more
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167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6RQ, Scotland
+44 141 353 4500
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Charles Rennie Mackintosh's amazing building burned down a few months ago, and so no one can now appreciate the genius of its design.

Thank dalmunzie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

cant understand why they let this great old building be destroyed t not once but twice...need to knock it down and concentrate on the peoples palace instead

Thank Jack L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We heard about the fire when touring the Kelvingrove Macintosh exhibit. However, we came by to see the building anyway - just to get a feel for what it must have been. Would have been such a wonderful place to visit. A difficult loss for...More

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Reviewed September 22, 2018

As my partner and I were visiting Glasgow, we thought we would go and see what remains of the School of Art following the fire. So very, very sad to see the burnt out remains. Most of the streets around the building are closed off,...More

Thank Ripadog
Reviewed September 18, 2018

A stunningly beautiful and inspiring building by Charles Rennie Mackintosh that has suffered not one but two massive fires recently and might yet be demolished. It is heartbreaking standing outside looking at what was a brilliant place to visit. There is great debate ongoing about...More

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Reviewed September 14, 2018

It is unbelievable that two disastrous fires have deprived us of this gem of a building. Let us hope that it rises from the ashes.

Thank esspee2012
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Burnt down recently. A tragic loss for Glasgow. Let's hope they restore this treasure from the ashes

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Reviewed August 22, 2018

I went on the Mackintosh's Glasgow Walking tour just a few weeks before the Glasgow School of Art building burned down for a second time. If you are interested in architecture in general and Mackintosh in particular, this is the tour to go on! The...More

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Reviewed August 8, 2018

We did the Mackintosh's Glasgow Walking Tour in April 2018 and it was amazing ! We were 6 to attend the visit, and our 2 tour guides were Karlie and Verity. Their tour was very interesting, we walked for 2hours15min in Glasgow, discovering beautiful buildings...More

Thank Héliciane P
Reviewed August 1, 2018

very sadly almost totally destroyed by fire. Most Glaswegians we spoke to want it rebuilt to the original design, but with better fire proofing

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May 4, 2018|
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Response from Laura L |
Some students in the late 90’s early 00’s put the traffic cone on his head as a joke, it kept being taken down I think the council has given in and it has become a feature. :)
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