The Glasgow School of Art
The Glasgow School of Art
4.5
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
The Glasgow School of Art is currently closed to visitors following a fire on 15th June 2018, with all tours cancelled until further notice. This includes access to the visitor centre, GSA Shop and exhibitions in the Reid Building, Mackintosh at the GSA Tours and Mackintosh's Glasgow Walking Tours.
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Mary M
Exeter, UK63 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Don't waste your time trying to see what is left of the burnt out skeleton of this once great building. When I visited Glasgow recently, I saw that it was being covered in plastic mesh so even the scaffolding is no longer visible. Probably a good move to protect the remains and the staff working inside, but it is a very sad sight.
Written May 19, 2023
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Ben L
5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
It's no there anymore- gone in a puff ae smoke! Took half ae Sauchiehall St wi it, too. Whit a palaver!
Written September 1, 2022
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Philip M
Sydney, Australia7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Twice incinerated this Architectural Gem, like Notre Dame, remains sunk in a sea of scaffolding. However unlike the latter there’s no visual evidence of progress.
The extended section of the Art School opposite is an eyesore & totally destroys the context which informed MacIntosh’s original design. Like the adjacent rapidly deteriorating’70’s architecture building, it should never have been built, much less extended. Hopefully in the not to distant future these buildings will be demolished & context, as well as function will inform their replacement & compliment, if not rival McIntosh’s masterpiece.
Written July 24, 2022
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hairdy
Preston, UK4,223 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Solo
I visted two exhibitions here in March, yes alot of the building has been destroyed but very much so still a lively hub of creative energy. It is worth a walk from the town, Garnethill a very interesting part of Glasgow, albeit quite steep!
Written July 20, 2022
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robertstarcevich
7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
The school is closed due to a fire. It is sad to see what is left. There building is gutted. There is a process to restore the building. But this appears to be a long had process.
Written May 9, 2022
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itchyfeet2014
Glasgow, UK2,303 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I walked past here today and had not seen the building since the first fire. Sadly it is unrecognisable as it has the most extensive scaffolding I have ever seen propping it up. I hope this iconic Glasgow building can be saved, but it certainly is in a very poor state.
Written December 30, 2019
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Ann Robbins
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
It was all covered in scaffolding and admission is not allowed. Because of the fire one can't even see the facade.
Written December 21, 2019
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markandrew74
Glasgow, UK34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Family
I went to the art school bar for food today and was served by the most lovely woman emma. The food was delicious and she was really friendly. Lucy Hunter aged 10
Written October 24, 2019
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profjoypc
Alnwick, UK4,518 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
We walked up to see the School of Art (which is now housed in various buildings in the vicinity) but so sad to see the scaffolded remains of the once glorious Mackintosh Building that has recently been destroyed twice by fires. This iconic place has a very distinct air of 'significance' despite the tragedy. One can only hope that the rebuild takes place soon.
Written October 19, 2019
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Wandering Wonderings
Hastings, UK3,242 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
So sad about the fires - covered in scaffolding and hard to identify as a Mackintosh. Can see it has the potential to be beautiful again.
Written September 8, 2019
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