Cared for by the National Trust for Scotland. Experience early 20th-century Glasgow life in this ‘time capsule’ of a tenement house. Miss Agnes Toward lived here from 1911 until 1965, and looked after her furniture and possessions with love and care. Marvel at the coal-fired kitchen range and see how many household items from bygone decades you recognise – can you spot the jar of jam from 1929?
The rooms of this Victorian flat retain many of their original fixtures and fittings, giving a sense of how ordinary Glaswegians lived in the first half of the last century. From the black horsehair reclining chairs to the scrubbed kitchen range, and the box beds to the working doorbell, authentic working gaslights and household medicines, there is so much to discover in this treasure trove of everyday history. Discover quirky items including a ball of soap, turned jet black from years of handling.
The current exhibition on wartime ‘Make Do and Mend’ details the efforts that millions made during and after the war, revealing thrifty recipes from the Ministry of Food for delicacies like ‘wartime shortbread’ and ‘mock cream’.
Children will enjoy playing with authentic household items at the handling table (and working out what they were used for) as well as taking quizzes around the house.
Visit the Tenement House during our special Christmas opening and see the house dressed for the holidays as it would have been in old Glasgow. Learn all about Glasgow traditions for Hogmanay and warm up with a cuppa under our flickering gas lights!
All of these visits can be booked in advance through our email firstname.lastname@example.org or social media channels. Although we allow walk-ins if we have extra spaces on the hour.
2019 Opening Times
We are really excited to open our doors on the 1st of March 2019 and then be open yearly for the first time.
1st of March 2019 until October 31st 2019 - Open daily 10-5
1st of November 2019 until 29 February 2020 - Open Sunday to Monday 11-4