The Glasgow School of Art


164 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G3 6RF

    Visitors are warmly welcomed to discover Mackintosh's story at the GSA and examine the exteriors of this architectural gem on GSA's award-winning, student-led guided tours.

    The Glasgow School of Art is widely considered to be Mackintosh's Masterwork, designed and built from 1896-1909. Visitors are warmly welcomed to discover Mackintosh's story and our collection of original Mackintosh furniture at The Glasgow School of Art with GSA's award-winning student guides.
    Due to the recent fire, The Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh building will be closed whilst restoration work gets underway. There is still plenty for visitors to do and see at The Glasgow School of Art, including a brand new visitor centre, shop and tour with profits from all visitor activities supporting the School.
    Mackintosh at the GSA Tour
    GSA’s award-winning student guides continue to welcome visitors to Glasgow, offering the hour long ‘Mackintosh at the GSA’ Tour. Explore Charles Rennie Mackintosh's story at The Glasgow School of Art, from student to master architect, as this external tour enables visitors to discover Mackintosh’s ideas, inspirations, education and relationships. The tour looks at the fascinating exterior design of the Mackintosh Building and allows exclusive access to the Mackintosh furniture gallery. Tours last 1 hour.
    City Walking Tours 
    Visitors and locals alike are invited to delve deeper into Glasgow's creative past to investigate art, architecture and design from Mackintosh to the contemporary art 'Miracle' on two popular City Walking Tours. Look up to uncover Mackintosh’s Glasgow, his contemporaries’ architectural achievements and Art Nouveau details on the ‘Glasgow Style’ tour. Take a look at the city's recent cultural boom as the 'Glasgow Miracle' tour reveals the contemporary arts scene and the remarkable creative regeneration of post industrial Glasgow.
    "Led by bright and well-informed students, these popular tours take in a century of urban development and look at the creative regeneration" The Independent's Top 10 UK Architecture Tours.
    Window on Mackintosh Visitor Centre 
    GSA’s visitor centre provides a ‘Window on Mackintosh’, with models, photographs, films, animations, drawings and records detailing this famous building’s design and inception by celebrated architect and GSA’s most revered alumnus – Charles Rennie Mackintosh. This permanent exhibition showcases the Schools rich history since its opening in 1845, with original artefacts, student work and records from GSA’s archives and collections. 
    GSA Shop
    Visit the GSA Shop for a wealth of creative treasures and mementos. Invest in contemporary jewellery, accessories and homeware designed by students, staff and alumni and unique gifts inspired by the Mackintosh building and the history of The Glasgow School of Art.
    View contemporary exhibitions in the Reid Gallery at The Glasgow School of Art. Please see website for current exhibitions and opening times.
    We recommended making a reservation, book online, call +(0)141 353 4584 or visit us at 164 Renfrew Street to reserve your tickets
    Every purchase supports the School.

    Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Winners 2014: The Glasgow School of Art & GSA City Walking Tours
    VisitScotland’s Scottish Thistle Awards June 2013 regional winners ‘Best Visitor Attraction’ 
    Museums & Heritage Awards May 2013 highly commended, ‘Customer Service Award’
    Museums & Heritage Awards May 2011 winners 'Winstan Bond Trophy for the Entrepreneurial Attraction / Museum of the Year'
    VisitScotland's Scottish Thistle Awards Oct 2010 winners 'Retail Tourism' 
    Association for Cultural Enterprises Awards Feb 2009 winners 'Best New Product or Range' 
    Association for Cultural Enterprises Awards Feb 2009 winners Best Overall Product'

    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Tours depart 10am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 4pm
    1 Mar 2015 - 31 May 2015
    Tours depart 10am, 11am, 11.30am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 3.30pm, 4pm
    1 Jun 2015 - 30 Sep 2015
    Tours depart 10am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 4pm
    1 Oct 2015 - 31 Oct 2015
    Tours depart 11am, 1pm, 3pm
    1 Nov 2015 - 23 Dec 2015
    Festive closure
    24 Dec 2015 - 4 Jan 2016
    Window on Mackintosh visitor centre: OPEN 7 DAYS
    6 Jan 2015 - 5 Jan 2016
    Tours depart 11am, 1pm, 3pm
    5 Jan 2016 - 28 Feb 2016

    Ticket Information
    Adult £9.75 per ticket
    Child (under 18's) £4.75 per ticket
    Senior (over 60's) £8.00 per ticket
    Student (with valid student I.D) £8.00 per ticket
    Under 5's Free

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available


    • ASVA Member
    • Disabled Access


    • City Centre

    Special Requirements

    • Groups Welcome


    • Toilets

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

    Payment Methods

    • American Express Card
    • Cash
    • Debit Card
    • Delta Card
    • Diners Card
    • Electron
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Solo Card
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • On Public Transport Route
    • Paid Parking within easy distance

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair
      • the gift shop
      • the information point
      • the ticket issuing point


    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • flat, ie. without steps
    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Within about 50 metres of the attraction


    • Contrast markings on all glass doors and all full-height windows
    • Seating available throughout the attraction at appropriate intervals, for visitors with limited mobility
    • Good colour / tonal contrast used throughout the attraction e.g. doors contrast strongly with floors/walls
    • Clear signage throughout the attraction (e.g. colour contrasted, large lettering, use of pictograms etc.)
    • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for visitors with limited mobility
      • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for wheelchair users
      • some routes
    • There is an audible alarm system

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.


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