Visitors are warmly welcomed to discover Mackintosh's story at The Glasgow School of Art with GSA's award-winning student guides.
Due to the recent fire, The Glasgow School of Art's world famous 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.
Glasgow School of Art opened in 1845 and was originally located in the Merchant City but moved to MacLellan Galleries in 1869. A purpose built home for the School was created by alumnus Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and was to become his architectural masterwork.
Mackintosh at the GSA Tour
Discover Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s famous furniture designs and the history of his architectural masterwork, with The Glasgow School of Art's award-winning student-led guided tours. Join a daily 'Mackintosh at the GSA tour' to investigate the story of the Mackintosh building and architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh's journey from student to master designer. Uncover Mackintosh’s famous designs with exclusive access to GSA’s new furniture gallery and discover his ideas, influences and relationships with GSA’s knowledgeable guides. Tours last 45 minutes.
Mackintosh’s Glasgow Walking Tour
Delve further into the city's creative past on a walking tour with GSA’s talented student guides. Immerse yourself in Mackintosh's Glasgow and investigate the city's distinctive architectural styles at the turn of the century on this informative 2 hour and 15 minute long walking tour.
"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 and GSA Shop
Browse unique designs in the GSA Shop, where every purchase supports the School and linger in the Window on Mackintosh Visitor Centre to learn more about the history of the School and the Mackintosh building.
Reservations & Accessibility
The Glasgow School of Art recommend making a reservation as space is limited on these award winning tours! Book online, call +(0)141 353 4526 or visit them at 164 Renfrew Street to reserve your tickets.