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“A View to the past”
Review of The Tenement House

The Tenement House
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$20.38*
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City Sightseeing Glasgow Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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$36.01*
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Ranked #21 of 294 things to do in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Tenement House is a National Trust for Scotland property in Glasgow's City Centre. With 1982 original features it provides a rare glimpse into life in Glasgow in the early 20th century. The house, lived in by Miss Agnes Toward for over half a century is a unique opportunity to experience collections in their unchanged environment. 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. Toilet facilities and a gift shop are available on the exhibition floor.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Stroller parking
Reviewed December 15, 2012

Having heard the tales of life in the early 1900 tenaments of my own family, this was a fasinatiing place to visit. It brought home both the hardships faced and the family spirit of those who lived in such propoerties in late 19th, early 20th century Scotland.
This property is well worth a visit to anyone who is interested in the way people lived in the late 19th or early 20th century during the Industrial revolution.

Thank Lewis S
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Reviewed December 8, 2012

This Tenement House brought my chilhood back with a bang,so many memories that I thought had long since deserted me.I felt as though it was only yesterday.

Thank TheCraw706
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Reviewed December 4, 2012

Great to see how this house has been restored. Also took me back to my childhood although I was born in 1945 it goes further back but still a lot of rememberances.

Thank Agnes M
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

A very good insight into the history of Glasgow. With a guide always on hand to answer your questions. We felt this one of the better attraction in Glasgow you really did get a feel of the past. Highly recommended!

Thank Alexb123a
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

brought back a lot of memories of our childhood. Was able to explain how many of the articles worked to the young guide

Thank Linda R
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