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Address: 167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6RQ, Scotland
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+44 141 353 4500
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10:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Join a 45 minute'Mackintosh at the GSA' tour to discover original...

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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If in Glasgow this is a wonderful place to visit for anyone interested in art history, Rene MacIntosh & creativity. Good shop, awesome exhibitions, friendly & helpful staff😀

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If in Glasgow this is a wonderful place to visit for anyone interested in art history, Rene MacIntosh & creativity. Good shop, awesome exhibitions, friendly & helpful staff😀

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A tour of the Art School, focussing on the part that Charles Rennie Macintosh played in the design of the original building. With some examples of furniture from the School and other locations in the area.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Visited GSA for the Mackintosh tour. The visitors' centre in itself is unfortunatelu not a good source of information for Mackintosh, unless you take the guided tour, which unfortunately I could not join as it was closed for a private group.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide Raheela was very knowledgable but delivered her info in a very accessible way. We didn't feel we were being lectured The design details uncovered by the recent fire added a new dimension to our tour We would love to visit again when the refurbished art school is opened.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love looking at old buildings and seeing Charles Rennie Mackintosh work and the work of the students

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Prior to my visit I was aware that the GSA building was closed for renovation. The "Mackintosh at the GSA" tour took place within the Window on Mackintosh Visitor Centre which is directly opposite the GSA (presently covered in scaffolding). During the first part the guide told how young Renee Mackintosh had studied architecture at the former art school and... More 

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Eenrum, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To avoid any misunderstanding for people that are planning a visit, let me state that the GSA is very much open. I started with this, because the previous review (by sa-travel10 on February 2nd) states that they're closed. I can imagine that she was disappointed that the Mackintosh building is temporarily closed. It will remain closed for a while due... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved everything about this place. I can see why is famous worldwide. Great recommendation from Scottish colleagues.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a great afternoon here in December and found some lovely Christmas gifts in the shop whilst waiting for a tour by two fabulous students who we had to ourselves . Their knowledge and enthusiasm made it a very worthwhile visit . We learnt a lot about the original building and will be returning when it has been restored so... More 

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Lechlade, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the fact that the students of the school are your tour guides - really informative tour. Looking forward to returning once the restoration is complete.

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