Discover Mackintosh's story at The Glasgow School of Art. View a unique collection of original furniture on GSA's daily student-led guided tour or join a walking tour to explore the city's distinctive architecture.
Following a major fire in 2014, there is no visitor access to the interiors of the Mackintosh building whilst restoration is 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: Join a daily tour to uncover Charles Rennie Mackintosh's journey at The Glasgow School of Art, from student to master architect. Investigate Mackintosh's connection to the School, the story behind his greatest architectural acheivement and the development of his distinctive style. Gain exclusive access to explore GSA's unique collection of original Mackintosh furniture in the Reid building and view artwork by his wife and long-term collaborator Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh.
Mackintosh's Glasgow Walking Tour: Delve further in to the life and times of Charles Rennie Mackintosh on a walking tour with GSA's knowledgable student guides as they contrast and compare the variations of the Victorian city. Decode Glasgow's architectural styles and fnd out more about the social changes in the city at this exciting point in history. Uncover Mackintosh's lesser known architectural gems alongside his impressive city centre commissions, work by the great Glasgow architects and buildings by his contemporaries forging the internationally acclaimed "Glasgow Style" Art Nouveau.
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 4526 or visit us at 164 Renfrew Street to purchase your tickets.
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