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Tenement House

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Address: Tenement House 145 Buccleuch Street, Glasgow G3 6QN, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 141 332 9368
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The Tenement House provides a rare glimpse into life in Glasgow in the...

The Tenement House provides a rare glimpse into life in Glasgow in the early 20th century, in the faithfully restored four-room house lived in by Miss Agnes Toward for over half a century. 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.

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as members of the national trust we came to see this house when we were in Glasgow .It was interesting to see how they lived in those days when you went in it was like stepping... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

as members of the national trust we came to see this house when we were in Glasgow .It was interesting to see how they lived in those days when you went in it was like stepping back in time well worth a visit

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My grandmother grew up in Glasgow and by visiting the Tenement House, my mom and I got a glimpse into what life was like when she was a young woman in Glasgow. The staff was very engaged and knowledgeable.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Run by the National Trust Scotland, I thought the entrance fee a bit high. You visit just four rooms, but all are well furnished in the 1930's period. Staff are available in each room and explain very well the history of the flat and the previous occupant. So overall the cost is justified. The house is only open in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Now this is a must do really takes you back too the bygone days staff are friendly and educational great day out

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

See how life used to be lived in the old 'Glesca' tenement, this reminds me of my Gran's house in old Govan. Whole family's used to live in these cramped accommodations, throughout Glasgow where everyone knew their neighbours and their neighbours knew them.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved the afternoon I spent here, there were so many things I remembered from when I was a child and a few which had to be explained to me by the helpful staff. Be warned its a busy place, it was a bit of a squeeze at times, however this didn't detract from my sheer enjoyment of the place.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

this is definitely a 'must see' - we absolutely loved it and while it is quite expensive, it was a one off visit. our only criticism is that it is a little hard to reach for anyone less able, however, if taxis are affordable to you then its a great way to spend an afternoon. all in all, a really... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

It is what it is A hoose up a close Lets ppl reminisce or have a peek at times gone by Pros Good on a wet day Cons Price A bit out of the way Hard to park

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Heard about this place and finally able to visit while on vacation this time. The place looks amazing, great to see and very educational. Highly recommend for anyone who has time to stop by to visit it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This is a example of a house that was common in Glasgow in the early till mid 20th century Glasgow with other recesses and the fire come oven come range a step back in time a hidden gem so to speak

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