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Address: 167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6RQ, Scotland
Phone Number:
+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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The tour is a must

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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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Ashburton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed two walking tours with our guide.She communicated well with all members of our group sharing her passion of Glasgow and its social and architectural history. The "walking tours" were one of highlights of our trip and we would recommend them to anyone interested in social history, architecture and the influences of economic changes of the city. Thankyou

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Haddenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful grounds, stylish environment, classy but lots of room for some serious entertaining and dancing.....

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite the actual original building being off limits which is a great shame ( though necessary) I took the 45minute tour in the new building across the street. The tour was fabulous thanks in part to Raheela our enthusiastic,proud and very knowledgable guide. You learn so much about the history and design of the school and the man Mackintosh was... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was so excited to finally visit the GSA as I have been a student and fan of CRM for so many years. Unfortunately our trip coincided with a time that the school was still under restoration after the devastating fire it sustained. I'm planning on going back again in 2019. The tour was given by students anyway and was... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

participated in a Mackintosh architectural tour lead by a student, our guide was friendly and informative. no visit to Glasgow would be complete without a visit to The Glasgow School of Art.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband was in town for a design conference and I tagged along to see the city in my spare time. As a designer as well, I was interested in the tour provided by the GSA as I felt it would be a good way to learn a lot of information about the city and its rich architectural and social... More 

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

Great tour of the city, hidden gems and interesting stories. Small group tour, interactive and easy going.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour guide did a very good job of explaining the history and significance of the building despite not being able to show us around the actual building. It was very interesting and informative.

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