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The Glasgow School of Art

167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6RQ, Scotland
+44 141 353 4500
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Macintosh building walking tour

This was a wonderful 2 1/4 hour walking tour from the School of Art to downtown stopping at... read more

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David R
Bologna, Italy
Great tour

We visited the GSA as we are new Charles Rennie Macintosh fans and wanted to learn more. Paying £7... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6RQ, Scotland
+44 141 353 4500

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Reviewed yesterday

This was a wonderful 2 1/4 hour walking tour from the School of Art to downtown stopping at historical architectural buildings especially those designed by Macintosh. Our tour guides, Raheela and Laura were very knowledgable and engaging.

Thank David R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited the GSA as we are new Charles Rennie Macintosh fans and wanted to learn more. Paying £7 each for the 45 min tour is well worth it. Our tour guide, Alan, was so enthusiastic and the proceeds go towards rebuilding the original school...More

Thank Rowgill
Reviewed 3 days ago

A visit to the home town after a number of years away for a pretty special occasion - daughter's graduation from GSA, and obviously a trip to the school was an essential. The main bit being covered in scaffolding and on the way to being...More

Thank roywferg
Reviewed 5 days ago

So glad we did the tour. The guide was excellent and we learned a lot about the history of the school and Glasgow. We picked it because it was raining and had nothing else planned but it turned out to be one of the best...More

Thank mitffoch
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lucas was an excellent tour guide. He explained the history of the GSA as well as Macintosh's contributions to the school. He was thorough and answered questions thoughtfully. The tour was just the right length of time. The rest of the staff was welcoming and...More

Thank Therese N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great provenance: facilities and location. If art is your thing then get a place here. Well located and with additional printing etc facilities all nearby. Social life and cultural experience always worth it in Scotland.

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I did the walking tour of Glasgow in search of Mackintosh's influence and found it fascinating. You don't even need to be a massive Mackintosh fan to benefit from the architectural overview we were given. Raheela very competently led our (large) group and Laura L....More

Thank Kate M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must if you are in Glasgow and interested in contemporary arts and/or Rennie Mackintosh! We enjoyed the tour, thank you Emoke, despite the building being shrouded in scaffolding from a fire some time ago. Also nice to know the students give the tours and...More

Thank brendamayart
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The school was designed by Charles Macintosh, Scotland's equivalent to Victor Horta. The school offers tours guided by its architecture students. Though you can't visit the school building per se which was ravaged by fire in 2014 and is under reconstruction, you get to have...More

1  Thank Aleetgreg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our first visit to Glasgow wanting to know more about the city we booked onto this walking tour of the city run by the Glasgow School of Art, expertly guided by students Raheela and Laura. As a result of the fire at the School...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you have to book a tour of the college or can you just go into visitors centre.
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
Do you actually land visitors on the isle? If so what do you charge for the trip and how long roughly would you get on the isle? How often do you sail and what timers?
19 August 2015|
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Response from PaddyddaP | Reviewed this property |
..there shall be a mistake! No Isle at the Glasgow School of Art