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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
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+44 141 333 0183
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"middle class"
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"national trust"
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"step back in time"
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"buccleuch street"
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"gas lights"
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"exhibition downstairs"
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"household items"
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"single woman"
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"on hand to answer any questions"
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"the ground floor"
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"last century"
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"interesting insight"
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"small exhibition"
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"worth a visit"
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"short visit"
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"brought back memories"
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"glasgow life"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a house within a tenement building going back in time to see how people used to live in that era. Well worth a visit.

Thank Chicst51
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Informative volunteers/staff. Great museum with a lot of history. Very interesting to see how people used to live. Highly recommended visiting for all ages.

Thank Kerry M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The volunteers where informative. Well worth the visit to see how people lived in tenement houses. It was lucky there are people who saved this place.

Thank rosaglenn0
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place for the nostalgia of it all. Lots of the things in there remind me of my granny's place in Hamiltonhill. Kids today would think its from the dark ages lol.

Thank Jackie H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit to learn about past life in Glasgow. The volunteers knew a lot about the home and were keen to talk to visitors.

Thank Alison N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the property on a sunny afternoon, it took about 20 minutes to walk to it from the centre of Glasgow. Although there is still work to be done it is worth a visit, completely different to most other national/Scottish trust properties. The staff...More

1  Thank kimmy94
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A look into the past as the flat has been preserved in its original condition.Very helpful and informative staff.Spend 1 hour here.The site involves a steep climb up and down from the bus stop but there is an alternative pretty flat route but unfortunately not...More

Thank TravellerCleethorpes
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This time casual of life in the late 18 and early 1900’s is well worth a visit. It gives an insight into what life was like in this area of Glasgow. Unlike most tenement houses these had bathrooms and toilets. Therefore quite upmarket for the...More

Thank John R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had an interesting visit here. Walked from bus station, be aware that it does not open till 13.00. Well worth a visit, guides are full of information. Sm shop and a toilet.

1  Thank Elizabeth526
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unique and quirky — presents a slice of life between WW1 & 2. Downstairs all memorabilia collected by the single lady who lived here for many decades. Apparently she was a hoarder and never threw anything out. And she didn’t change any of the decor....More

3  Thank marko18745
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jgalj47
23 April 2017|
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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
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jgalj47
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
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800caroline
20 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
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