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The Glasgow School of Art

167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6RQ, Scotland
+44 141 353 4500
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A wonderful Testament to Creativity

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: This is a most worthwhile place to visit - especially at the Summer Degree... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2014
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Lily the young Art Student that was our Tour guide was obviously enthusiastic about making our tour... read more

Reviewed August 4, 2014
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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
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Reviewed August 5, 2014

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: This is a most worthwhile place to visit - especially at the Summer Degree exhibitions. The standard of work was humbling - even to an artist. I left feeling that all was right with the world after all.

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Reviewed August 4, 2014

Lily the young Art Student that was our Tour guide was obviously enthusiastic about making our tour as enjoyable as possible. During the Tour she was informing us of The Art Club when a gentleman passing on the street announced he was one of the...More

2  Thank motherski
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Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

Sorry I didnt expect the only thing to see is a very tiny gallery unless you join their walking tour. I have no knowledge in architecture and prpbably therefore I dont understand how it is so important / interesting to know what happened here, though...More

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Reviewed August 4, 2014

Guided tour with Fran (former art student) which started from the outside of the Mackintosh building. Just 2 of us on the 3.30 tour. Fran was very knowledgeable re Mackintosh and the history of all the nearby buildings. A shame to see the ravages of...More

2  Thank Anita1967
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Reviewed August 4, 2014

It is by far the most iconic architecture in Glasgow. If you are visiting whilst the students degree show is on it is worth going along and having a look at some of the great art on show.

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Reviewed August 3, 2014

Despite the fire damage it was good to see both the restoration work is progressing well and the displays on view were interesting.

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Reviewed August 2, 2014

Beautiful Mackintosh building but the damage from the fire is very evident. Hopefully they will be able to restore it quickly.

2  Thank galloping_grannie
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Reviewed August 2, 2014

We toured this building and the School of Art two weeks before the fire. When we were returning to Glasgow from our tour, we saw the smoke and fire and were saddened greatly by the loss. I have wondered since we returned home if the...More

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Reviewed August 2, 2014

We toured the art school two weeks before their tragic fire. I especially enjoyed the beautiful furniture in the library. We were saddened to see the smoke and fire as we returned to Glasgow from our tour. The art school suffered what appeared to be...More

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Reviewed July 31, 2014

Glasgow School of Art architecture students Jack and Raheela treated our enthusiastic group to a fascinating tour that wasn't limited to the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. My partner and I had never visited Glasgow before and found this to be a great introduction to...More

Thank John M
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Onceuponatime_11
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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
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Response from PaddyddaP | Reviewed this property |
..there shall be a mistake! No Isle at the Glasgow School of Art
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