Discover Mackintosh's story at the GSA! Examine the exteriors of this architectural gem and view GSA's unique collection of original furniture on a daily student-led guided tour, or join a walking tour to explore the city's creative past and present.
Due to the recent fire, there will be no access to the interiors of the Mackintosh building 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 tours 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.
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 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 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.
Exhibitions: View contemporary exhibitions in the Reid Gallery at The Glasgow School of Art. Please see website for current exhibitions and opening times.
Bookings: We recommended making a reservation, book online, call +(0)141 353 4584 or visit us at 164 Renfrew Street to reserve your tickets.
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