The Tenement House
The Tenement House
4.5
Speciality MuseumsHistoric SitesArchitectural Buildings
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Tenement House is a National Trust for Scotland property in Glasgow's City Centre. With 1892 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. All the profits from admissions and the giftshop remain towards its conservation and the work of the National Trust for Scotland
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  • nycmom22
    New York City, New York3,151 contributions
    Needed more explanation
    I would have liked an explanatory live guide or a video to enjoy this more. There is an old kitchen, an old bathroom, a parlor, and a bedroom. Paying lodgers used the bedroom and clever beds were squeezed into the parlor and the kitchen for the two residents, a surviving daughter( of 3) and her widowed mum.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 April 2023
  • garda84
    201 contributions
    Unique Glasgow experience
    This is such an interesting and quirky tourist attraction. Not the biggest or most time consuming, it consists of 4 rooms and will take you about 45 minutes, but definitely worth a visit. Like a time capsule to a bygone age, I loved finding out about Miss Towards life. The 4 rooms are so well preserved and really gave you a feel for the place. From ringing the doorbell to go in, to the smell of gas, everything has an authentic feel. George, the guide on duty when we were there was so knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. I especially loved the plum jam story and Mrs Towards wedding dress (in the gift shop) which she'd made herself.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 20 August 2023
  • Kristen T
    Stuttgart, Germany810 contributions
    Nice visit
    My husband and I were in Glasgow for just a day and kicked off our visit with a look around the Tenement House. We had visited a similar type of museum in Sofia, Bulgaria that I very much enjoyed so I was looking forward to this museum. It's small, but interesting to see a slice of life from the days gone by of Glasgow. Seeing everyday items on display made it feel more authentic. The gift shop had some really nice items, too.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 November 2023
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mistersalty
Atlanta, GA46 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Dissapointed in this place. It's just four small rooms full of old stuff left by a woman who used to ive there until 1965. You can see everything in about 10 minutes. Would be OK if it was free but not worth the price of admission.
Written 3 December 2023
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Alyson S
Leeds, UK47 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
So pleased this has been preserved. The guides were informative and enthusiastic. Worth the climb up and down the hill to get there!
Written 28 November 2023
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Kristen T
Stuttgart, Germany810 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
My husband and I were in Glasgow for just a day and kicked off our visit with a look around the Tenement House. We had visited a similar type of museum in Sofia, Bulgaria that I very much enjoyed so I was looking forward to this museum. It's small, but interesting to see a slice of life from the days gone by of Glasgow. Seeing everyday items on display made it feel more authentic. The gift shop had some really nice items, too.
Written 6 November 2023
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Winona A
4 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
This was an incredible experience enhanced by the amazing volunteers who were so generous with information. It literally is taking a step back in time and has to be savoured slowly.
Every visitor to Glasgow should make this a priority.
Theres really nothing like it.
Thank you volunteers on Sunday Oct. 29.
Written 1 November 2023
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Bri M
Oklahoma City, OK17 contributions
May 2023 • Friends
Really neat place. It's left exactly as it was when the last tenant was there. Definitely be sure to ask the guides lots of questions!!
Written 29 October 2023
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Jan C
Chichester, UK24 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
I absolutely fell in love with this little hidden gem.
An amazing trip back in time and discovering the social history of Glasgow and Miss Agnes Toward who lived there for over 50 years and barely made any changes.
You become gripped by her story and how she lived...including the jam found in the cupboard dating back to 1929.
Definitely worth a visit!
Written 20 October 2023
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TrueNorth67
Barrie, Canada148 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
Worth a visit, ironically near the chic West End. Great job by the National Trust for Scotland in purchasing adjacent units for displays to add context to this authentic time capsule. Very small rooms especially if it is busy with other visitors. Helpful friendly staff, nice little Cafe and sit down area, and shop. Oh and free admission for National Trust for Scotland members!
Written 1 October 2023
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Lisa M
7 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
This was a highlight of our week in Glasgow. Truly an authentic piece of history this 4 roomed tenement was presented as it was lived in, not recreated by National Trust for Scotland. Excellent guides who enhance your visit in a relaxed way. It helped us really get a feel for the history of the time in Glasgow including the rent strike, women’s suffrage issues, industrial and cultural history and how people lived. Can’t recommend highly enough! Suitable for families. Close to the city centre.
Written 25 September 2023
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StephenWellsLondon
London, UK236 contributions
Sep 2023 • Friends
This was a lovely little museum which told an endearing story of one tenement resident. Not very long; 30-40 min but worth a look.
Fantastic and enthusiastic museum guide.
Written 2 September 2023
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garda84
Scotland201 contributions
Aug 2023 • Friends
This is such an interesting and quirky tourist attraction. Not the biggest or most time consuming, it consists of 4 rooms and will take you about 45 minutes, but definitely worth a visit.

Like a time capsule to a bygone age, I loved finding out about Miss Towards life. The 4 rooms are so well preserved and really gave you a feel for the place. From ringing the doorbell to go in, to the smell of gas, everything has an authentic feel. George, the guide on duty when we were there was so knowledgeable, friendly and helpful.

I especially loved the plum jam story and Mrs Towards wedding dress (in the gift shop) which she'd made herself.
Written 20 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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