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The Glasgow School of Art

167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6RQ, Scotland
+44 141 353 4500
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Handy Mackintosh tour of 45 mins

Based in the Reid Building opposite the Mackintosh building at the Glasgow School of Art. Covers... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Chris W
Best Walk in Glasgow

My wife and I took the Glasgow School of Art tour in Glasgow on a sunny day in September. We were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ronald W
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6RQ, Scotland
+44 141 353 4500

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Based in the Reid Building opposite the Mackintosh building at the Glasgow School of Art. Covers the Macintosh Building currently being rebuilt (tour fee goes towards this!), Mackintosh himself and a roomful of his furniture and a step through the amazing Reid Building. Laura L...More

1  Thank Chris W
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I took the Glasgow School of Art tour in Glasgow on a sunny day in September. We were very impressed by the professionalism and knowledge of the student guides. We learned a lot about Charles Rennie Mackintosh, his buildings and about Glaswegian...More

Thank Ronald W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On saturday september 30th, I Walked with a charming Glasgow School of Art-student & guide Katrina in the Glasgow of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his contemporaries; John James Burnet, Honeyman & Keppie, Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh, Hugh & David Barclay, Robert Rowand Anderson, James Salmon Junior,...More

Thank Mark V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took the Glasgow School of Art tour and the Architectural Walking Tour and both were excellent. All the tour guides were pleasant and informative. I was happy to hear that the payment went back into the school to help fund the restoration. Although I...More

Thank jmarie254
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was led by a very informative and clear speaking enthusiastic guide Laura G who really knew her stuff! It certainly put the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh into the architectural context of Glasgow and included a visit to the Lighthouse & tower ( if...More

1  Thank PeakFrean
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I arrived here yesterday with my husnband and friends. When we learnt the tour would give us access to a collection ofRennie Macintosh furniture ( and there didn't seem to be much else to see) we signed up. Good move!!! Our guide Emoke spoke interestingly...More

Thank Lesley M
GSofA, Manager at The Glasgow School of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Lesley, We are so glad you enjoyed our Mackintosh at the GSA Tour and found Emőke so knowledgeable and interesting to listen to. Our collection of Mackintosh Furniture is one of just two large collections of his original work on display in Glasgow, so...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the privilege of joining the Mackintosh Walking Tour with guides Katrina and Laura L. Wonderful and informative for learning about the Glasgow style including Charles Rwnne Mackintosh and his contemporaries. Loved it!

2  Thank Margo E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The 2 hour 15 "Mackintosh's Glasgow Walking Tour" was very well worth it! Laura G. is extremely knowledgeable, and Laura L. looked very well after us. Time flew. We appreciated that we not only saw buildings of Mackintosh himself but also those of his contemporaries...More

1  Thank Bettina S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took the 45-minute tour with Erin, and so glad we did. She was so enthusiastic, knowledgable, and eloquent. A delight, as was the facility, especially the Furniture Museum. We'll be back to see the restoration when completed.

Thank mcunn2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the 45 minute tour as part of the Doors Open festival and were shown round by a student, Alan, who was clearly full of enthusiasm for his subject. He was organised and well-prepared, and the information was relevant and interesting - when the...More

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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