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“Mackintosh again”

The Glasgow School of Art
Ranked #2 of 85 Shopping in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed November 16, 2013

Once again Mackintosh who seems to dominate Glasgow but only to its benefit. This is again a must for all fans of Art Nouveau -the entrance fee is well worth the visit which must be booked and is led by a very knowledgeable guide-it takes just over an hour and is within easy reach from the CBD ,either walking or using the Subway, then just up the Sauchiehall Street are the Willows Tea Rooms ,well worth a visit . No photos allowed.

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Reviewed November 14, 2013

My wife is much more into this than me , but did enjoy our tour conducted by Georgia ( one of the Students ) , some fantastic sculptures in the corridors and a building designed especially for the job.You get to see some fantastic Furniture and Architecture as well. great time !

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Reviewed November 13, 2013

If in Glasgow you must visit this working school of art designed by Charles Rennie Macintosh, book a tour, the only way of seeing the whole school normally conducted by one of the students. The shop I thought was a bit disappointing but otherwise a must. The tea rooms are 5 mins walk away and to be honest not worth it in my opinion.

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Reviewed November 13, 2013

This is a must for anyone interested in Architecture, buildings & design.
We were shown round by Laura (with an L), a recent student who did a great job taking us round & feeding us lots of information about the buildings history both new & old.
She was also able to get us into the Board Room, which was a big bonus & the view from the second floor pavilion across Glasgow was stunning.
As with any working building some areas are a no go & as with an old building some areas are a building site but this didn't spoil a very interesting tour which was well worth the fee.
If your looking to pop up next year maybe worth checking if the tours will extend into the very modern glass building across the street, very much old meets new.

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Reviewed November 11, 2013

Not only is it one of the most complete Charles Rennie Macintosh buildings, but it is a working building and to top it all, you are shown round by a current student! Having been born in Glasgow, I had assumed I knew most of the features of the building, but I did not - I will not spoil your visit, just remember to book ahead!

1  Thank John C
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