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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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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... read more

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denver
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 yesterday NEW

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 1 week 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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Troy, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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 2 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 2 weeks ago

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

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tour around the new building and Mackintosh furniture collection was very interesting. Although the original building is still undergoing restoration following a devastating fire, the information about its history and architecture and of Mackintosh was first rate. The new building is also stunning in its own right. Will be back to see the restored school in 2019.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We were greeted by the tour guide in the new building and she spent a good 15 mins talking about the old building, how it was constructed which was really interesting. When then took a tour of the new building ( not all parts accessible as it is a working art school with students working) We were really looking forward... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We enjoyed a very pleasant morning wandering around looking at a variety of artists work but we're also bowled over by the beautiful architecture of the building. Well worth the visit.

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