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The Tenement House

Tenement House 145 Buccleuch Street | To avoid the steep hill walk from Renrew Street to Buccleuch Street, Glasgow G3 6QN, Scotland
+44 141 333 0183
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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.
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Tenement House 145 Buccleuch Street | To avoid the steep hill walk from Renrew Street to Buccleuch Street, Glasgow G3 6QN, Scotland
+44 141 333 0183
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An alternative to the usual mueseums in glasgow - very interesting and amazing that it hasnt been touched. Worth a visit. Not too expensive either

Thank Mel K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here on a weekday afternoon. It was quite busy. There must have been school holidays in England as there were a few English families with school-age children. The museum is small; it is an actual tenement apartment on the first floor and two...More

Thank mcmonScotland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can imagine how the life in the past was like....It's not a big house but nice decoration and history. I'm a NTS member, so I don't need to pay.

Thank JIBP
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Be aware that the house is only open 1pm-5pm. Definitely worth a visit.The house is small but the rooms are packed with original details and there is an exhibition downstairs. The guides are helpful and reasonably knowledgeable about the interior. The Halloween decorations that had...More

Thank Jo M
Reviewed 28 October 2017

I wasn't sure what was meant by a tenement in Glasgow. This museum made that clear while giving a fascinating insight into the life of an ordinary women between the wars. Well worth the visit.

Thank Sara A
Reviewed 25 October 2017

This was one of my favourite sites that we visited on our recent visit to Scotland. This house remains exactly as the lady who lived here for half a century left it. Complete with wonderful personal effects and knick knacks. It was wonderful to see...More

Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

A very nostalgic visit. Very interesting to see how people lived up to the 1960's. It was just like going to your grans house. Well preserved.

Thank Thorny61
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Myself and my partner went to visit the tenement house. It is £6.50 for adults and £5 for concessions. We both thought it was restored really well and we spotted a lot of items from our childhood. It is a must see if you're in...More

Thank 954vio
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Made a last-minute decision to visit during a day spent touring Glasgow and were glad that we did. While not a significant investment in cost or time, it was an excellent way to learn what life would have been like in Glasgow (and that "tenements"...More

Thank Michelle T
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

What a great experience it was so nice to be taken back on a journey that reminded me of visiting my grandparents. As everything was genuine it was easy to imagine actually being in the moment. So often it feels contrived but not the case....More

Thank Andrew Y
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23 April 2017|
Response from Carolecazbay | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I'm not sure about that. I would advise joining Visit Scotland as a Member. You can then visit lots of venues throughout the year. It is well worth the membership fee. Other places nearby are Pollock House, Holmwood... More
23 April 2017|
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Response from outandabout2007 | Reviewed this property |
no need to be warned parking very limited and the trust token service not dependable
20 February 2015|
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Response from SomeRandomBinty | Reviewed this property |
The house is open from 1st March to 31st October between 1pm and 5pm, with the last admission being at 4.30pm. Last summer, however, during July and August, they were open from 11am on Friday and Saturday. I'm not sure if... More