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Tenement House

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Address: 145 Buccleuch Street, Glasgow G3 6QN, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 141 333 0183
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The Tenement House provides a rare glimpse into life in Glasgow in the...

The Tenement House provides a rare glimpse into life in Glasgow in the early 20th century, in the faithfully restored four-room house lived in by Miss Agnes Toward for over half a century. See what it meant to be an 'independent woman' in the first half of the 20th century; experience how ordinary folk lived, and appreciate how many of the household amenities we now take for granted were considered luxuries less than a century ago. Authentic gas lighting has been installed to recreate the atmosphere of the house, which didn't have electric lighting until 1960. An exhibition on the ground floor makes the most of Miss Toward's extensive personal archive, providing a valuable time capsule for visitors today.

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Amazing find, a real time-capsule! Lovely staff. We enjoyed reading the personal letters written by the lady who lived there. Highly recommend!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Julie M
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing find, a real time-capsule! Lovely staff. We enjoyed reading the personal letters written by the lady who lived there. Highly recommend!

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Airdrie, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An attraction not to be missed, this is an absolutely amazing place to visit and I cannot believe someone was wise enough to preserve this flat for us all to see. This will suit visitors of all ages.

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TenementHouse, Manager at Tenement House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of the Tenement House. Yes, we are so lucky Anna Davidson had the foresight to save it! Kind regards More 

Princeton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Worth a visit, to see how people lived in the early 20th century Glasgow. The first floor includes a useful display of objects and narratives about what tenements meant and who lived in them. The second floor has preserved the living quarters of Miss Toward, a typist (she never married), which gives you a sense of how people of modest... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pricey for what it is but if you like this kind of thing it is very interesting. Really close to the art school.

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Prestwick, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were greeted warmly by the person at the ticket desk and although we had arrived about 25 mins before our booked time this wasn't a problem. The house itself was interesting to see but being only four rooms it didn't take very long to look around however the exhibition on the ground floor with details of the life of... More 

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Milborne Saint Andrew, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A bit like visiting my Grannie's house. Wonderfully preserved and refreshed. The rooms and contents brought back lots of memories.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While ' Glasgow tenement' perhaps suggests to most of us a grimy block of squalid, poverty stricken, low rent rooms in the Gorbals, this tenement is quite different and portrays a lower middle class attempt at maintaining gentility in a more salubrious part of the city. It is very evocative and certainly worth a visit. Visitors in their sixties and... More 

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TenementHouse, Manager at Tenement House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Tenement House. A lot of our visitors find some of the features and objects familiar. We got lots of fantastic stories from visitors who have grown up in tenements! Kind regards More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

How fortunate that the National Trust for Scotland have become custodians of this precious time capsule affording us a glimpse of what city life was like in the early part of last century. From the moment the visitor rings the bell, he / she is a privileged guest in the home of Miss Agnes Toward, moving from one room to... More 

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TenementHouse, Manager at Tenement House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of the Tenement House, we are so glad you enjoyed it. Kind regards More 

London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit to see what life was like in an original tenement flat. All the original fixtures and fittings are there. This particular place had a bathroom unlike many other poorer tenement buildings of the turn of the century.Still has the original gas lights burning, 'cupboard beds' and the kitchen range intact. Fascinating insight into domestic life in... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dispelled our thoughts of tenement living, it was not all poor and crowded. This house was very interesting and had so many 'mod-cons' for its time Fascinating beds in cupboards

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