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“Excellent tour”

The Glasgow School of Art
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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.
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Excellent tour”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

The guide was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The building is beautiful - designed entirely for purpose. The gift shop is deadly though, so beware!

Visited February 2013
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Carlisle
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“Fabulous building and collection of Mackintosh furniture”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

Really enjoyed our tour with a GSA graduate, who was well-informed and engaging. The building is captivating, the interior of the library being particularly impressive. There is a lovely collection of furniture and Margaret's artworks. We were pleased to learn that all the money raised from the tours goes towards the upkeep of the building.

The only thing is that it would have been nice to have had more time to look around: the tour seemed a little hurried.

Visited February 2013
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Must See in Glasgow”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

Mackintosh was a genius. This building is amazing. A must see in Glasgow, you will not regret it. (Also tour guides are great, so enthusiastic and lovely).

Visited August 2012
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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“"Fascinating tour"”
Reviewed February 6, 2013

The student tour guide (Georgina) was charming and knowledgable. Very interesting - would certainly recommend.

Visited February 2013
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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“Great Tour!”
Reviewed February 5, 2013

Spent a day in Glasgow yesterday.We went on the 1.0clock tour.The tour was brilliant1 Our guide was Laura she was fantastic, very knowledgeable, answered all our questions! A great tour thank-you Laura!

Visited February 2013
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