The Tenement House

Historic Buildings & Homes

The National Trust For Scotland, 145 Buccleuch Street, (north West Of Sauchiehall Street), Glasgow, G3 6QN

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

    The Tenement House allows visitors to 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 now taken for granted were considered luxuries less than a century ago.

    Authentic gas lighting recreates the atmosphere of the house, which did not have electric lighting until 1960.

    An exhibition on the ground floor displays Miss Toward’s extensive personal archive and serves as a valuable time capsule.

     

    Gradings
    4 Visitor Attraction
    Awards
    Green Tourism Silver
    Opening Times
    2015 Opening Times
    1 Mar 2015 - 31 Oct 2015

    Open:
    House:

    1 March to 30 June, daily, 1-5
    1 July to 31 August, daily, 11-5 (Sun 1-5)
    1 September to 31 October, daily, 1-5

    Catering

    • Shop There is a small shop selling a selection of goods including The Tenement House guidebook, local interest books, postcards, old-fashioned sweets, jewellery, tea towels and other small souvenirs.

    Domestic

    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Transport

    • Parking Limited parking is available outside the house using vouchers (available to buy at reception, 50 pence per half hour). Maximum stay is one hour which is ample time to see both the house and exhibition.

    Children

    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome

    Facilities

    • ASVA Member
    • Hearing Loop Induction loop

    Public Transport Directions

    The Tenement House is approximately a ten-minute walk from the pedestrian precinct in Sauchiehall Street.

    By road
    The Tenement House is situated at the west end of Buccleuch Street, which has one-way traffic westbound and can be entered from Sauchiehall Street, via Garnet Street or via Rose Street and Cambridge Street following the one-way traffic system.

    There is no dedicated car park at the Tenement House. Limited parking is available outside the house using vouchers (available to buy at reception, 50 pence per half hour). Maximum stay is one hour which is ample time to see both the house and exhibition.

    By bus
    First Bus, number 6. Alight at Stow College on West Graham Street. Take Garnethill Street, Scott Street or Dalhousie Street up the hill and turn right into Buccleuch Street. Takes approximately five minutes (route avoiding steep hills).

    By underground
    Cowcaddens station. When leaving the station take the exit to the right and walk through the underpass. Turn right, then left in to Rose Street and right in to Buccleuch Street. Walk to the end of the street, the Tenement House is on the left.

    By rail
    From Charing Cross station, ten-minute walk; from Queen Street station, 25-minute walk; from Central Station, 30-minute walk.



     

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    Attraction Entrance

    • There are steps to the main entrance

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