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The Glasgow School of Art

167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6RQ, Scotland
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Friendly and informative tour

I signed up for the Mackintosh at the Glasgow School of Art tour a couple of weeks ago and loved... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Mackintosh's Glasgow Walking Tour from the Glasgow School of Art

A 2.5 hour escorted walk around the city centre viewing the key late 19th early 20th century... read more

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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

I signed up for the Mackintosh at the Glasgow School of Art tour a couple of weeks ago and loved it. Our guide was Eimear from Derry and the enthusiasm for the art school and history was infectious. Although you can't look round the actual...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A 2.5 hour escorted walk around the city centre viewing the key late 19th early 20th century buildings either designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh or his contemporaries. The route and content was great with very knowledgable guides and suitable stopping points including some downtime in...More

Thank Julia M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Led us through a portion of the city centre, highlighting the work of Charles Mackintosh and the context in which he developed his designs. Emoki clearly distinguished for the members of the group the differences between neoclassicism and the developing Glasgow Style that appeared near...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Restoration is well underway but the new modern school opposite run a guided tour with limited exhibition of works by Renee McKintosh. A great taster for the near future. You can buy some great items in the shop.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This 2.15hr walking tour was just the ticket for exploring the significant architectural gems of Glasgow city centre. Our guide, Karlie, had such phenomenal passion for the subject matter and happily answered all of the groups questions. I would recommend this walk to anyone interested...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend the 2 1/4 hour Mackintosh's Glasgow Walking Tour put on by the Glasgow School of Art. It gives you an overview of the city's architectural history with an emphasis on buildings designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. It also helped me orient myself...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 hour 15 minute walking tour of Glasgow Style architecture, and learnt so much about Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his contemporaries. Our GSA student guide, Aimer, was very well prepared, enthusiastic, energetic, and very interesting as she told us about the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a disaster when the school burnt down in 2014 but they're doing their best to keel you interested till it opens again - hopefully - in mid 2019. The 45 min tour gives you a pretty good idea of Mackintosh and his design...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the tour, the tour guide was excellent, only wished the buildings were in better repair, felt like we were looking at forgotten places a little.More

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GSofA, Manager at The Glasgow School of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for taking time to send us your feedback, I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed our Mackintosh's Glasgow Walking Tour and that gave you a rounded experience of visiting Glasgow. I will pass your comments to our student guide. We hope...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the two tours : 45min about the School of Art, and the 2h15min tour in the city center about architecture and especially Mackintosh. I LOVED both tours and highly recommend them. Eimear was a fantastic, lively and passionate guide (we actually had her...More

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Lil_Traveller123
4 May 2018|
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Response from weelaura2002 |
Some students in the late 90’s early 00’s put the traffic cone on his head as a joke, it kept being taken down I think the council has given in and it has become a feature. :)
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Onceuponatime_11
12 March 2017|
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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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