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Address: Tenement House 145 Buccleuch Street, Glasgow G3 6QN, Scotland
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The Tenement House provides a rare glimpse into life in Glasgow in the...

The Tenement House provides a rare glimpse into life in Glasgow in the early 20th century, in the faithfully restored four-room house lived in by Miss Agnes Toward for over half a century. 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.

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Fascinating insight into tenement living in Glasgow

The knowledgeable staff at this small four-room museum in Glasgow really brought to life the objects collected by Miss Toward in her 50 years living in the building and gave a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The knowledgeable staff at this small four-room museum in Glasgow really brought to life the objects collected by Miss Toward in her 50 years living in the building and gave a great insight into both middle-class and working-class tenement living in the city.

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Grande Prairie
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We did enjoy our visit, although we missed the actual tour. The entrance had some great history and very friendly staff.

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South Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My kids (9,12) really liked this museum. It's like a time capsule that's not contrived. The staff were fantastic and had lots of time for us. They explained every room and answered all our questions. Only 'average' because the admission price is a little high for size and amount of time spent there.

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Clevedon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

To the casual visitor, tenement means slum. This certainly isn't. It is, however, a time capsule. Lived in for m st of her life by a shorthand typist., this is a nostalgic time capsule as well as social history. An informative exhibition on the ground floor completes an enjoyable and informative visit, helped by helpful volunteers.

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Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed our visit this afternoon. Interesting that this small dwelling ( only 4 rooms to see) managed to survive with so many objects from the 30's or earlier. The NT volunteers did an excellent job of highlighting the story of the tenement

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Guildford
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly and knowledgeable staff make this an interesting place to visit. Lots of artefacts and worth a visit.

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Lancashire
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Slightly misleading,as it is not a house but four rooms,it is quite expensive just to see old stuff which can be seen in many museums,I.e People's palace,if you have a few kids with you it is to much money to get in,when the People's palace is free.

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In my mind I was expecting this to be a slum house, but tenement simply means a house of several floors divided into apartments. This would have been a middle class property, and it was fascinating to find out how proud some of the districts were to have a clean shared hall and stairway in each tenement block, down to... More 

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Middlesex
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The term Glasgow tenement is often associated with rather poor quality housing arranged around a central courtyard. This is not such a building. It is a “middle class” home situated near the top of a hill on the west side of the city with quite a pleasant outlook. The person that lived here held a responsible position. None the less,... More 

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Wiltshire
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Get some knowledge for free from the NT staff, all really engaging and helpful. Off beaten track but take time to find it you will enjoy. I now know there were middle class tenements as well as cramped ones.

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