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Review of The Tenement House

The Tenement House
Ranked #27 of 339 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: Baby buggy parking, Activities for young children
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We decided to visit as we are fascinated with social history and this gem was amazing. The flat is left exactly as it was when the last occupant lived there which was wonderful, in the wardrobe sat the dress worn by the mother of the last occupant, fabulous. What a lovely piece of social history thank goodness for The National Trust!

1  Thank jacqui43
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"household items"
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"exhibition downstairs"
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"on hand to answer any questions"
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"the ground floor"
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"fascinating insight"
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"small museum"
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"sauchiehall street"
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"last century"
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"short visit"
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"worth a visit"
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"entrance fee"
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"glasgow life"
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"glasgow's past"
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

This is a must place to visit if you are in Glasgow. Very well presented downstairs with great explanatory posters. Busy today as it is Easter Saturday. Upstairs the actual tenement house remains just as I remember it from years ago when taking our children to visit it. A terrific piece of social history, beautifully captured.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

This is a must when visiting Glasgow as it takes you back to a different time. There are guides to explain the place but it is good to just wander round by yourself.

3  Thank Arquebus
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Beautifully Restored Tenement Flat with lots of original features and belongings. Very interesting for people who don't know what a Tenement Flat is.

Thank FelixLanton
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

A wonderful look into how our ancestors lived and the conditions they had to put up with. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank John K
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