The Glasgow School of Art City Walking Tours

Walking Tour

164 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G3 6RF

    Investigate Art, Architecture & Design from Mackintosh to the contemporary art ‘Miracle’.

    The 'Glasgow Style’ City Walking Tour
    Every Mon - Sun, 12 May - 5 Oct 2014: 11.15am – 1.30pm

    Investigate turn of the century architectural styles in the industrial city with GSA’s knowledgeable student guides. Discover Glasgow’s distinct architectural language, from Victorian influences to Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s innovative designs and the output of his contemporaries working in the Glasgow Style of Art Nouveau.

    Delve into this time of breathtaking growth and change with a walking tour exploring Glasgow’s finest city centre buildings, from the Victorian greats to Mackintosh's unique ‘Glasgow Style’. Spot Mackintosh’s work as a junior draughtsman as the tour uncovers his lesser known designs and investigate the architectural gems of the Glasgow greats such as Alexander ‘Greek’ Thompson who preceded and inspired him. Unearth Art Nouveau details and designs by his contemporaries as they adorn hidden corners of the city from Garnethill to Central Station.
     

    The ‘Glasgow Miracle’ City Walking Tour
    Every Fri & Sat, 16 May - 4 Oct 2014: 2.45pm – 5pm, Fri &Sat

    Uncover contemporary public art, architecture and design to reveal Glasgow’s remarkable creative regeneration. Explore artworks installed down hidden lanes, new architecture in the city and discover Glasgow’s booming creative industries as GSA’s guides reveal the story behind the ‘Miracle’.

    Glasgow’s transformation from post industrial malaise to leading contemporary arts and culture hub is explored through the places, spaces and faces that led this change, a phenomenon described as "The Glasgow Miracle" by Swiss curator Hans Ulrich Obris. From the Third Eye Centre’s community arts projects in Garnethill in the 1970’s and the New Glasgow Boys emerging from the GSA in the 1980’s, to the grass roots artist run galleries of the now regenerated Merchant City and public artworks of Turner Prize winning artists such as Douglas Gordon, GSA’s guides reveal the story behind the ‘Miracle’.

    Come rain or shine, tours depart from The Glasgow School of Art 'Window on Mackintosh' Visitor Centre from 12 May - 5 Oct 2014

    Tickets 
    Adult £19.50
    Senior £16.00
    Student £16.00
    Under 18 £9.75
    Under 5's free

    Book online now!

    +44(0)141 353 4526
    tours@gsa.ac.uk 

    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
    Discover the 'Glasgow Style' City Walking Tour, every Mon - Sun: 11.15am - 1.30pm
    12 May 2014 - 5 Oct 2014
    Day Times
    Monday 14:15 16:30
    Tuesday Closed
    Wednesday Closed
    Thursday 14:15 16:30
    Friday 14:15 16:30
    Saturday 14:15 16:30
    Sunday 14:15 16:30
    Bank Holiday Closed
    Explore the 'Glasgow Miracle' City Walking Tour, every Fri & Sat: 2.45pm - 5pm
    16 May 2014 - 4 Oct 2014
    Day Times
    Monday Closed
    Tuesday Closed
    Wednesday Closed
    Thursday Closed
    Friday Closed
    Saturday 11:15 13:30
    Sunday 11:15 13:30
    Bank Holiday Closed

    Ticket Information
    Ticket Type
    Ticket Tariff
    Adult £19.50 per ticket
    Senior (over 60s) £16.00 per ticket
    Student (with valid ID) £16.00 per ticket
    Under 18s £9.75 per ticket
    Under 5s Free

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

    Children

    • Baby Changing Facilities Available

    Facilities

    • ASVA Member

    Location

    • City Centre

    Special Requirements

    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Single Travellers
    • School Groups Welcome
    • Groups Welcome
    • Young People
    • Business Travellers

    Domestic

    • Toilets
    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

    Payment Methods

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

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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

    General

    • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for visitors with limited mobility
      • some routes
    • Clear signage throughout the attraction (e.g. colour contrasted, large lettering, use of pictograms etc.)
    • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for wheelchair users
      • some routes

    Attraction Entrance

    • There is a ramp to the main entrance

    Parking

    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • with a ramp
    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Within about 50 metres of the attraction

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

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