The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow

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Responsible for educating some of Scotland's leading contemporary artists, The Glasgow School of Art is also listed as one of the top-ten architecture schools in the world. Appropriately, the school's campus is an architectural marvel, which visitors tour at an appointed time with a guide. The campus' central building, the Mackintosh, is the only building open to the public and houses a gallery that exhibits renowned contemporary artwork. Also known as the Mackintosh Museum, it is one of Glasgow's most popular cultural sites. If you're in town during the Degree Show, you can visit all the studios in the Mackintosh building and see the graduating year's final projects. Work out when and for how long to visit The Glasgow School of Art and other Glasgow attractions using our handy Glasgow day trip planner.
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  • August 21, 2017
    The GSA has designed by Ronnie Macintosh in the early twentieth; although, following a fire, she is in rehabilitation until 2019, the visit from the outside of the building, dedicated to the genius of architecture and interior decoration, which made the connection between Art nouveau and Art Deco, is exciting. The (paid) visit is performed by students of the school, and worth it.
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  • August 20, 2017
    If you want to see what Charles Rennie Mackintosh contributed to the architecture of Glasgow do take the guided walking tour with Glasgow School of Art students. Very comprehensive and shows you build...  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    Tour leader was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. A super introduction to the school of art and CRM.  more »
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  • Did not actually go into the historic building up across the radio to an exhibition about this famous building. Still in use. Payed tour was interesting.
  • An excellent tour by one of the former students of the college.
  • Looks good. It is interesting how it looks live. Mackintosh.
  • A must for any Macintosh enthusias.
  • The Mackintosh Building itself is a work of art. The original library was exquisite and we hope to return to visit again when the restoration is complete. Anyone with an eye or appreciation for hand crafts and art will love this tour.

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