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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  • Signed up for a 45 min timed your on Sunday to hear about the architect Mckintosh who designed the famous Art School beginning of 20th century and which was burnt badly by fire in 2014 destroying the ...  more »
  • We loved the fact that our tour guide is a current student at the school. She was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We felt truly honoured to be able to look at the furniture Mackintosh designed an...  more »
  • Excellent walking tour of central Glasgow - Mackintosh buildings and other architecture put in context. Our guide - a final year student - was very knowledgeable and explained the history and architec...  more »
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  • UGLY UGLY UGLY....what an ugly eyesore the new Reid Building is. An absolute insult to the beauty of the Mac Building. I'm utterly astounded as to how such an appalling big green bottle glass structure was ever allowed to overshadow an iconic building such as the Mac. Also the disgusting state of the streets is shocking with filthy pavements, huge smelly bins and broken roads and pavements. Shame on the architects, shame on Glasgow School of Art and shame on Glasgow for allowing this. Ask the local nursery school kids for their ideas next time...I'll bet they would come up with better ones!!
  • It's Glasgow....why are you interested in coming here? especially art?
  • 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.

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