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The Tenement House

Tenement House 145 Buccleuch Street | To avoid the steep hill walk from Renrew Street to Buccleuch Street, Glasgow G3 6QN, Scotland
+44 141 333 0183
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The Tenement House is a National Trust for Scotland property in Glasgow's City Centre. With 1982 original features it provides a rare glimpse into life in Glasgow in the early 20th century. The house, lived in by Miss Agnes Toward for over half a century is a unique opportunity to experience collections in their unchanged environment. See what it meant to be an 'independent woman' in the first half of the 20th century; experience how ordinary folk lived, and appreciate how many of the household amenities we now take for granted were considered luxuries less than a century ago. Authentic gas lighting has been installed to recreate the atmosphere of the house, which didn't have electric lighting until 1960. An exhibition on the ground floor makes the most of Miss Toward's extensive personal archive, providing a valuable time capsule for visitors today. Toilet facilities and a gift shop are available on the exhibition floor.
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Tenement House 145 Buccleuch Street | To avoid the steep hill walk from Renrew Street to Buccleuch Street, Glasgow G3 6QN, Scotland
+44 141 333 0183
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is the kind of museum I really enjoy because I get to see how ordinary people used to live. It's a small place, but well worth the visit. Of note - the museum only opens at 1PM, so don't plan your visit for the...More

Thank Jane M
Reviewed 6 days ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our recent visit to the Tenement House, and would warmly recommend it. Its easy to find (although parking nearby can be difficult). Downstairs there is a small exhibition and shop. The flat upstairs is a fascinating time capsule showing what life was...More

Thank John&Betty
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having thought about visiting for years we took advantage of Glasgow open doors weekend to finally make the trip. The full experience was excellent from the booking to the visit. There is limited parking and you need to purchase a voucher but we chose to...More

Thank alibroon
Reviewed 1 week ago

It must be 20 years ago that I visited the Tenement House but it is truly fascinating and I would urge anyone interested in social history to pay a visit. I am an artist and this is better than any pseudo art installation....it is REAL....More

1  Thank NE14HOL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having lived in tenements whilst at university in Edinburgh several years ago it was interesting to see the history of this wonderfully preserved tenement house. The information provided in the exhibition downstairs was excellent and helped to provide a good background before viewing the house...More

Thank Ailsa L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We belong to the National Trust and visit properties regularly throughout the year. However my particular interest is the social history of working and middle class life. Therefore, I found the Tenement House much more absorbing than many of the grander properties we have visited....More

1  Thank Ravensbourne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a short but delightful tour and the staff were so helpful and informative. A real gem to see original features and how people lived. The property accepts English National Trust card and was easy to locate.More

Thank Nigel H
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Dear Nigel H, Yes, as a National Trust for Scotland property members of National Trust ( with a valid membership card) can visit for free! Many thanks for taking the time to review your visit, as a charity it really makes a difference. I will...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The docents were very informative and available. However, this is basically an old apartment in an old building with a lot of old stuff in it. It is unique in that it did not get remodeled. People who like antiques probably would enjoy going. We...More

Thank neoattilathehun
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Dear Neoattilathehun, Many thanks for taking the time to review your recent visit to the Tenement House. You are absolutely right to point out that The Tenement House is a very unique property. It was nearly demolished for the motorway during the 1960's (all the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

"Tenement" has a wholly different connotation in Scotland than it does in the States. Unlike the Tenement Museum in NYC and other places, this museum represents middle class living in the early-mid 20th century in Glasgow. Educational, informative and fun, this tour is mainly of...More

1  Thank Boochick
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Dear Boochick, Many thanks for taking the time to review your visit to the Tenement House. We are delighted to hear that you found your visit educational, informative and fun! I will pass on your congratulations to the rest of the team! Best wishes, Ana...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An incredible insight into the life of a very ordinary woman and owing to the incredible foresight of her niece, left behind an extraordinary piece of history for us all to share. The staff were also very friendly and knowledgable, keen to answer any questions...More

1  Thank andreawo
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

Dear Andrea, Many thanks for taking the time to review The Tenement House. Sounds like you had a fantastic (and very Victorian) day! I will pass on your congratulations to the rest of staff and volunteers. Best wishes, Ana Sanchez-de la Vega Senior Assistant Tenement...More

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23 April 2017|
Response from Carolecazbay | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I'm not sure about that. I would advise joining Visit Scotland as a Member. You can then visit lots of venues throughout the year. It is well worth the membership fee. Other places nearby are Pollock House, Holmwood... More
23 April 2017|
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Response from outandabout2007 | Reviewed this property |
no need to be warned parking very limited and the trust token service not dependable
21 February 2015|
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Response from SomeRandomBinty | Reviewed this property |
The house is open from 1st March to 31st October between 1pm and 5pm, with the last admission being at 4.30pm. Last summer, however, during July and August, they were open from 11am on Friday and Saturday. I'm not sure if... More