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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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Very informative

Luckily arrived here and a tour about to start so had a look round the visitor section and free art exhibition on and then paid £7 for the tour and access to Mackintosh furniture... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Somerset
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Luckily arrived here and a tour about to start so had a look round the visitor section and free art exhibition on and then paid £7 for the tour and access to Mackintosh furniture given by the students very interesting and informative glad we did it and knowing we have contributed to the refurbishment of the school after the fire.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We made it to the 3pm guide tour of the new building of the school of art, unfortunately the original building is having areas reconstructed after a fire in the library in 2014, they say it's die to reopen in 2019, so for now the original building is covered in scaffolding. However the tour we took gave us plenty of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were an organised study tour which meant we could fit a lot in over a long weekend with a coach and tour guide. That said we were divided up into small groups for a show round of the modern school that is opposite the building designed by macintosh. Both are fascinating and reflect in each others glory. The new... More 

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent tour giving lots of info with good use of photos, was informative without overload. Gave a good understanding of the construction of GSA and links to the construction of the Reid building. The furniture gallery gave an insight into both Mackintosh and his wife's work and set the scene for me to want to view other Mackintosh sights. Will... More 

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Marbella, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent tour from a knowledgeable student, a bright young Kenyan girl who brought to life the history and trials of the GSA

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Cumbria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful tour with Kitty, an Architecture student. It was very professional and informative. Lots of detail with photos and an excellent 3D model of Rennie Mackintosh's plan for the original building. Great value and very easy to get to from the city centre. Forty five minutes very well spent. Thank you.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Of course the main Mackintosh building had a fire recently and is still under reconstruction. But it's still worth a look and the photography exhibition by Franki Raffles that was on when we visited was outstanding - get to it if you can

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though the Macintosh building is still closed for refurbishment following the fire three years ago it is still possible to undertake a tour of the modern building and to see some Macintosh originals. Current or past students lead these small group tours and we had a most informative and interesting tour led by Laura L. The tours last approx... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is sad that we can't access The School of Art until 2019 but still it was really informative and interestin. The tour takes place in The Reid building opposite of the School of Art. It is a really interesting building and the tour helps you understand how it connects with the School of Art. Katrina, our tour guide was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you haven't see this piece of architectural genius then you should get up there now! do a wee bit of homework before you go and take a really good look. Stunning!

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