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The Glasgow School of Art

167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6RQ, Scotland
+44 141 353 4500
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Mackintosh at the GSA tour

An excellent tour ,very informative guide Lucas. Interesting explanation of the design of the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Glasgow School of Art Tour

I took the tour yesterday with Lucas, who was our very informed and friendly guide. He gave a very... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Edinburgh, 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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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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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

An excellent tour ,very informative guide Lucas. Interesting explanation of the design of the building and nice room with Mackintosh furniture. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I took the tour yesterday with Lucas, who was our very informed and friendly guide. He gave a very concise and interactive tour, opening a corridor to MacIntosh as an artist and his design aesthetic. It was a lovely tour through the new school reflecting...More

Thank tessamoses
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just returned from great McIntosh walk with Laura and Rahana. Very informative and enjoyable Walk. Would recommend for anyone interested in Glasgow architecture and McIntosh. Took 2.25 hr Walk. Well worth time and cost. Georgiana and Ted. Erie, Pa

Thank Theodore E
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour gives a good overview of Mackintosh and the Glasgow school of art. Friendly and knowledgeable guide presented the material in a way that sustained my attention and interest.

Thank Sa-o_0-rah
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful visit to a very impressive building designed by the famous CR MacIntosh . Its free to walk around and discover . Car parking is difficult and awkward so parking in a multistory is advisable unless you visit on a Sunday as...More

Thank Chisi76
Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my friend did the Mackintosh tour, with Raheela & Karlie. Raheela was a great guide, she obviously had a passion about architecture and the city and the part that Mackintosh played in it. Interesting views on the city.

Thank jtacq
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the GSA visitors' centre three weeks ago, knowing that the GSA building was undergoing repair following the fire in 2014, and therefore not open. Being a lifelong Mackintosh fan, I wanted to get the vibes nevertheless. Taking the hour-long tour, with excellent guide,...More

Thank Pamela B
GSofA, Manager at The Glasgow School of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Pamela, We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and had such a rich experience on your tour with Lucas. Please do come and visit us again next time you are in Glasgow - we would love to take you on a Mackintosh's Glasgow...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I've wanted to visit here since I was 14 - it didn't disappoint even though the main building was surrounded by scaffolding (due to the fire) - so I will have to return! The tour is really informative - and you get access to a...More

Thank NinxyNoo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well it's a great place to visit and the it is such a special place in the hearts of glasweegians and tourists alike well worth a visit

Thank David M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Glasgow school of art (GSA) was hugely damaged by a fire in 2014 and it is being restored. It is now hosted in the building across the street. We took a 1 hour guided tour in the new building. We were told about 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