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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 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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On a visit to Glasgow, the School of Art was a must for me as I was an art student over 30 years ago and envy the students of today. There was an exhibition showing called... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On a visit to Glasgow, the School of Art was a must for me as I was an art student over 30 years ago and envy the students of today. There was an exhibition showing called Disappearing Glasgow by Chris Leslie and the film included brought myself and my husband to tears. This film should be shown on national TV... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took a 45min guided tour in School of Art Glasgow. Our guide was Anne-Marie, who is finishing her studies there. Tour was very nice and very interesting. I really recommend this.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was really looking forward to seeing the art from the school but they are still under construction from a fire that took place in 2013. So I spent most of the time in their gift shop. Would love to come back when reconstruction complete.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed seeing the exhibit of the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife and seeing their artwork and the furniture they designed and created. The tour tells you some facts about their lives and about the time period they lived in as well. Even though you cannot go into the first school building the tour is still... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you like architecture, you'll love this. It is a little moment of art history, still a living and breathing hub of creativity, just off Sauchiehall Street!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If your a fan of art, architecture, art nouveau even early Art Deco then the Glasgow School of Art is a must see. Sadly the main original building is still closed but you can visit the new school. Where you can go on a guided tour and see some original pieces. The tour takes 45 minutes and is conducted by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

if you love art, art nouveau, local artists this is a MUST see. we loved the tour and thoroughly enjoyed the information we were given on this wonderful building and the marvellous Charles Rennie Mackintosh what an amazing man, what a creative mind.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a most interesting visit, featuring the new Stephen Holl building, with an excellent guide. Well worth seeing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took Mackintosh Walking Tour (2h15m.), Mackintosh Tour (45min.) and Creative Walking Tour (2h15m.), and all of them were informative and enjoyable. Our guides, Eve, Laura and Raheela were effective, clear, well-organized, friendly and also humourous. I took many other tours in Glasgow and many other places, and I found them absolutely the best. 大変わかりやすい英語の、素晴らしいガイドさん達でした。お勧めします!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been a fan for decades of Charles Rennie Mackintosh so coming to Glasgow for the first time I was disappointed to hear of the fire two years ago. I didn't expect to be able to see much but was pleasantly surprised to find a tour I could go on and Laura G did a great job of satifying my... More 

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