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The Glasgow School of Art

167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6RQ, Scotland
+44 141 353 4500
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Superb visit, excellent overview of Rennie Mackintosh's life and work

A great welcome from the friendly, professional and expert staff and a first class tour (our guide... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
SW London
An open day excursion

Great friendly staff, some fantastic work by students old and new on display, and the building... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David M
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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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.
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167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6RQ, Scotland
167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6RQ, Scotland
+44 141 353 4500

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Reviewed 2 days ago

A great welcome from the friendly, professional and expert staff and a first class tour (our guide was Karlie). A brilliant exhibition, not to be missed

Thank SageNYorkshire
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great friendly staff, some fantastic work by students old and new on display, and the building architecture was great . It was a pleasure to see an open display of how my taxes are spent, though it was not hard to see how justifiably proud...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well done tour even with the building still under wraps. They talked about the fire, the discoveries made and the intended renovation plans. Very worth the time.

Thank 3hands
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to find out about Charles Rennie Macintosh and his work and influence in Glasgow. we took a tour with a guide which I would thoroughly recommend. Our guide Laura L was friendly, funny and very knowledgeable. Absolutely worth a visit!!

3  Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We managed to get tickets for a recording of BBC Scotlands Breaking the News. To be honest, we didn't realise they served food here - prices looked ok and a decent selection. We arrived a bitearly to have a drink in the bar....my goodness takes...More

Thank Ian S
Reviewed 10 December 2017

I had a couple hours train layover in Glasgow and being a fan of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, I decided to walk over to the School of Art for the tour. Although it was sad not to be able to visit the main building due to...More

2  Thank Emily H
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Visited the shop for a quick look and ended up taking the 45 minute tour too; really glad that we did as it was so informative and interesting. Ex-student Karlie was excellent, keeping up an almost non-stop stream of facts and figures with a good...More

Thank Karen F
Reviewed 4 December 2017

So sad to see The Glasgow School of Art in scaffolding after the fire but heartening that it is being rebuilt and refurbished as closely as possible. I was fortunate to go inside in 1996 so know what has been lost. The exhibition and talk...More

Thank chatterboxLancaster
Reviewed 1 December 2017

While the famous Mackintosh building continues to be rebuilt after the fire, the visit was guided by a knowledgable current student [from Hungary?], who covered both the history of the building, its conception resulting from a competition, its restoration underway, a viewing of prized Mackintosh...More

Thank Ojonesyo_11
Reviewed 28 November 2017

The Glasgow School of Art Tour lasts for 45 minutes and as the original building is under repair after the fire of a few years ago the tour is held in the new building. Our tour guide, Anna, an architecture student, was very informative, friendly...More

Thank Shen22
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12 March 2017|
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Response from GSofA | Property representative |
Visitors can book a Mackintosh at the GSA Tour online in advance, or purchase one on the day in the visitor centre, subject to availability. There are 20 places on each tour, so we do recommend booking to avoid... More
18 August 2015|
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Response from PaddyddaP | Reviewed this property |
..there shall be a mistake! No Isle at the Glasgow School of Art