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The Glasgow School of Art

167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6RQ, Scotland
+44 141 353 4500
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Cannot say much as the school has been closed for repairs for a long time

A great disappointment. You walk up the hill only to find the school building all covered as repair... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Marie B
Prague, Czech Republic
Hoping to finish the restoration

We didnot follow the guided tours offered by the school. However we could enjoy the temporary... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Carles F
Province of Girona, Spain
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6RQ, Scotland
+44 141 353 4500

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Reviewed 3 days ago

A great disappointment. You walk up the hill only to find the school building all covered as repair works after a fireare going on, reportedly for some three years already and the opening is planned, I think, for 2020.

Thank Marie B
Reviewed 3 days ago

We didnot follow the guided tours offered by the school. However we could enjoy the temporary exhibition, the shop and the mixture of visitors and students in a welcoming hall. Staff was very friendly. We could also grasp a rough idea of Glasgow history and...More

Thank Carles F
Reviewed 4 days ago

We took a train from Edinburgh to Glasgow, about at 50 minute trip. We knew the building is under restoration but wanted to see it anyway. We booked a 45 minute tour that was interesting, but not exceptional. Then we walked from teh GSA to...More

Thank BigShotz
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a day and a night in Glasgow mainly to see some of the wealth of Mackintosh work there. Despite the main buildings closure, an excellent and interesting tour by Alan was a good ingredient; also nice to feel the proceeds would help the...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love C.A. MacIntosh so were prepared to enjoy our visit to the school. We knew we would only see the newer building because of the reconstruction ongoing with the original building but they did have fine examples of his and his wife's furniture and...More

Thank LvgSoon
Reviewed 1 week ago

The visitors centre is open which includes some interesting background a shop and a cafe. The building itself is surrounded by scaffolding. Worth a look if you're walking passed but don't go out of your way.

1  Thank jo l
Reviewed 1 week ago

In spite of the state of the MacIntosh building, it was worth visiting for the good gift shop and the exhibition that the students had prepared. Interesting.

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an excellent tour giving lots of interesting information about Mackintosh, his work and contemporaries. It's a great alternative to visiting the actual Mackintosh building just across the road, closed for refurbishment after the fire, The displays are informative and there is a good...More

1  Thank Anne C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Because of the fire, the old building is closed and covered with scaffolding. The Glasgow School of Art tour takes place in the new building, on the same street. The guide was a student of the school. She told us the importance of Mackintosh's work...More

Thank Farfalla2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Tour in the new building (the older original mackintosh designed premises is under renovation after a fire) was good. Could get to see only about 10 or 15 of his works. The walk tour which covers other buildings of Mackintosh starts at 1 PM...More

Thank Vijay Kumar J
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Do you have to book a tour of the college or can you just go into visitors centre.
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
Do you actually land visitors on the isle? If so what do you charge for the trip and how long roughly would you get on the isle? How often do you sail and what timers?
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