Visitors are warmly welcomed to discover Mackintosh's story at The Glasgow School of Art with GSA's award-winning student guides.
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. In May 2014 a fire damaged the west wing of the Mackintosh building and as such there is no visitor access to the interior of the Mackintosh building whilst restoration 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.
Mackintosh at the GSA Tour
GSA’s award-winning student guides continue to welcome visitors to Glasgow, offering the ‘Mackintosh at the GSA’ Tour. Explore Charles Rennie Mackintosh's story at The Glasgow School of Art, from student to master architect, as this tour enables visitors to discover Mackintosh’s ideas, inspirations, education and relationships. The tour looks at the fascinating history of the Mackintosh Building and allows access to the School's unique collection of original Mackintosh furniture.
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. Or take a look at the city's recent cultural boom as the Creative Glasgow tour reveals the contemporary arts scene and the remarkable creative regeneration of post industrial 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.
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.
Mackntosh at the GSA Tour:
1 July 2016 – 30 September 2016: 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm
1 October 2016 – 31 March 2017: 11am & 3pm
2 hours 15 minutes
1 May 2016 – 30 September 2016
Mackintosh's Glasgow: 11:30am, Thursday – Monday
Creative Glasgow: 2:30pm, Saturday
Every purchase supports the School.
The Glasgow School of Art
Window on Mackintosh Visitor Centre
164 Renfrew Street
T: +44 (0)141-353-4526
Please note there are many stairs on the tour route. Llift access is available with prior notice, please contact GSA on +44(0)141 353 4526 to make a booking with lift assistance.
Mackintosh at the GSA Tour:
Under 18 £3.50
Under 5 free
Under 18 £9.75
Under 5 free
Open 10am – 4.30pm, 7 days
23rd December 2016 – 4th January 2017 inclusive
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.