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The Glasgow School of Art

167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6RQ, Scotland
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Architecture walking tour

Had a great architecture walking tour of Glasgow city centre. Our guide, Eimear, was very... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
ajlei
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Interesting Tour

Enjoyable and interesting tour with Eimear-our knowledgeable, bright and enthusiastic art student... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Lilian S
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Glasgow, 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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167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6RQ, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had a great architecture walking tour of Glasgow city centre. Our guide, Eimear, was very enthusiastic, friendly and knowledgeable. The tour itself was very informative and interesting, with lots of great nuggets of info and good stories. Highly advisable.

Thank ajlei
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Enjoyable and interesting tour with Eimear-our knowledgeable, bright and enthusiastic art student guide. Since the fire in the original Rennie Mackintosh building there is no access there until it re-opens June 2019. However there is an excellent model of the building and interesting images from...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The tour is in the new building at the moment due to the fire in the original one, shame really, but that will change soon hopefully. So much of the tour was based around a model of the school of art, describing how CRM built...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

An enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide made this tour. Sadly since the fire it has not been possible to go into the school itself so this tour focuses on a model of the school, the history of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the furniture in the gallery....More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great little tour with enthusiastic guide Laura L. Lots of interesting facts and details about the building and Mackintosh. Looking forward to the reopening of the original building

Thank Annie D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our student was very much up to speed with the history of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Although the amount of his work you see is limited to a few pieces of furniture at the end of the tour, what she told us added detail to the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the walking tour - learned lots of new stuff about buildings that I have walked past hundreds of times!

Thank Sean R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Toured this fascinating site with Eimear, a current student, and found it highly informative. Highly recommended.

Thank SOLIDSTATE
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My 2 friends and I passed s couple of hours in the Glasgow school of art tour yesterday.The your last approximately 45 mins,led by the lovely Laura L.She was extremely knowledgeable about the school, previously studied there and provided the most interesting information in a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Katrina and Verity guided my wife and I through very interesting tours about Mackintosh and other important architects at the time in a way that exceeded all our expectations. Both the building and city tours are very much worthwhile specially when you're in such capable...More

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Onceuponatime_11
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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
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..there shall be a mistake! No Isle at the Glasgow School of Art
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