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“Fascinating and informative”

The Glasgow School of Art
Ranked #1 of 76 Shopping in Glasgow
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Guildford, United Kingdom
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“Fascinating and informative”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

A must for art lovers visiting Glasgow. We spent a most enjoyable hour on the Mackintosh walking tour, learning about Mackintosh and his approach to building the Glasgow School of Art. Our guide was Andrew, a highly articulate, charming and knowledgable recent graduate of the GSA. We loved learning about all the little details like the hen run and Glasgow marble.

Visited January 2013
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Worth a tour”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

Joined the tour of the school of art. Led by an informative architecture student. Well worth it and very friendly and helpful shop staff

Visited January 2013
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Boston, MA
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Not to miss”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

The Glasgow School of Art it a remarkable living example of the brilliance of Charles Rennie Mackintosh as an architect and a designer. It is a working art school and the student led tours are well-worth going on

Visited August 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“highlight of visit”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

excellent well informed guide and an absolute treasure to visit. recommend highly. Need to cope with stairs but well worth climbing them as there are architecture gems on the way!

Visited October 2012
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Fife Scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Art School visit”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Were there in the 70's, was keen to go back and see, beautiful building, wonderful Charles Rennie MacIntosh features, full of atmosphere, well worth a visit

Visited January 2013
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