Welcome to the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society.

The Glasgow School of Art, 164 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G3 6RF

Glasgow School of Art

The Glasgow School of Art is widely considered to be Mackintosh's Masterwork. For over 100 years the Mackintosh building has functioned as a working art school, housing the fine art students and staff, sitting at the heart of GSA's campus on Garnethill.

Mackintosh Fire Update
On the 23d of May 2014 a fire damaged the west wing of the Mackintosh Building including some studios, the Library and some archival stores.
On the 15/16 June 2018 during restoration work the Mackintosh Building was ravaged by a devastating fire leaving a burnt out shell. We are still shell-shocked after seeing the destruction caused by the second fire.

Mackintosh’s creation at the Glasgow School of Art is one of those rare works of architecture to transcend time: an inspiration for the present and the future. The loss is immeasurable.

Following the fire in the neighbouring Mackintosh Building, The Glasgow School of Art visitor centre, shop and exhibition spaces in the Reid building will be closed to visitors until 1st October 2018. Mackintosh at the GSA Tours and Mackintosh’s Glasgow Walking Tours will also cease to operate during this closure period.

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.

View contemporary exhibitions in the Reid Gallery at The Glasgow School of Art. Please see website for current exhibitions and opening times.

We recommended making a reservation, book online, call +(0)141 353 4584 or visit the GSA at 164 Renfrew Street to reserve your tickets.

Mackintosh at the GSA Tour:
45 minutes, 7 days, all year round, including bank holidays (excluding festive closure).
1 April – 30 September 2017: 10.30am, 11am, 11.30am (lift access) 12pm, 2pm & 3pm
1 October 2017 – 31 March 2018: 10.30am, 11am, 11.30am (lift access) & 3pm

Mackintosh's Glasgow Walking Tours:
2 hours 15 minutes
1 April – 30 September 2017: Friday – Monday, 1.30pm
1 – 31 October 2017: Saturdays, 1.30pm
1 – 31 March 2018: Saturdays, 1.30pm

Every purchase supports the School.


The Glasgow School of Art
Window on Mackintosh Visitor Centre
164 Renfrew Street
G3 6RF
T: +44 (0)141-353-4526
W: www.gsa.ac.uk/tours
E: tours@gsa.ac.uk

Visitors Information

Please note there are many stairs on the tour route. Lift access is available at 11.30am, please book online and add lift access to your order.


Mackintosh at the GSA Tour:
Adults £7.00
Senior £5.75
Student £5.75
Under 18 £3.50
Under 5 free

Mackintosh's Glasgow Walking Tours:
Adult £19.50
Senior £16.00
Student £16.00
Under 18 £9.75
Under 5 free

Opening times
Open 10am – 4.30pm, 7 days

Closing days
Festive closure 21 December 2017 – 3 January 2018 inclusive

Travel Information
Train: 10 minute walk from Central & Queen Street stations.
Underground: 5 minute walk from Cowcaddens station.
Bus: 16, 18, 44 & 57 stop on Bath Street, 2 minute walk.
Car: 2 minute walk from Cambridge Street car park.
Taxi: 2 minute walk from Sauchiehall Street taxi rank.

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