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Address: 167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6RQ, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 141 353 4500
10:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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Biased because our daughter attends this school

Definitely a point of interest because of the art and architecture. There are organised tours of the school for visitors.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Steffi M
Waterford, Ireland

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Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Definitely a point of interest because of the art and architecture. There are organised tours of the school for visitors.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Glasgow school of art enjoys a justifiable reputation for innovation and talent in all fields of art, sculpture , craft and design. Throughly recommend taking the guided tour. Discounts are available to students, unwaged , and retired persons. The 11 a.m. tour tends to fill up quite quickly. Our tour guide was a recent graduate and did a superb job.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went on the organised tour at 11am. Best to pre-book as their is limited numbers. Tour guide was excellent and the exhibition of MacKintosh furniture extremely interesting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm neither an architect nor an architecture student, so my opinion here is non-professional. But I believe Macintosh's School or Art building may be the most attractive structure ever built. And an undeniable break from the old world to modern design. Unfortunately, owing to a 2014 fire, you won't be able to visit it until it's fully rebuilt and refurbished... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour is a great way to learn about Charles Rennie Mackintosh so is a great start. Our tour guide was brilliant. You can only see the outside of the building as it was extensively damaged in a fire. The more modern GSA building over the road is much less impressive. The shop had some nice items for sale, many... More 

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Angelholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were interested in the school as our daughter is having it as an option. Without a pre-booking we were still taken on a good tour thanks to very helpful staff.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting and informative displays, but definitely worth the price to take the guided tour - you get to see some work not available to the public, the guide s very informative, and the proceeds go toward the restoration work.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Three of us visited GSA on 9 November in the afternoon and had a personal tour with guide Kitty, who seemed delighted to have a one-to-one encounter. We had already seen some of Mackintosh's work at the Kelvingrove Museum and Kitty brought the GSA collection to life for us. She was particularly helpful in interpreting the features of CRM's designs... More 

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Godalming, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent visit. Kitty as tour guide was knowledgeable and a good presenter. She made it all really interesting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Renfrew Street which is the home of the Glasgow School of Art is reached via a steep hill, Scott Street. We had a tour around the School which included visiting a collection of furniture made by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Margaret McDonald. Because of the fire at the old school of art, we couldn't visit it, but there was a... More 

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