Glasgow Mackintosh

Mackintosh's 'masterwork' The Glasgow School of Art, built 1897-1909, bookends his architectural career. Heavily influenced by the Arts and Crafts style, Japanese detailing and Scottish baronial architecture, this work of 'total design' showcases Mackintosh's holistic approach.

The Glasgow School of Art

The Mackintosh Building, currently under restoration, suffered a major fire on Friday 15 June 2018.  No one was injured. The site remains under the control of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and consequently all Glasgow School of Art buildings will remain closed and tours cancelled until further notice. Thank you for your patience.

Discover Charles Rennie Mackintosh's famous furniture designs and the history of his Masterwork, The Glasgow School of Art on daily student-led guided tours. 

Widely considered to be his greatest architectural work, for over 100 years the Mackintosh building functioned as a working art school. In May 2014 a fire damaged the west wing of the Mackintosh building and as such there is no visitor access to the interiors whilst restoration gets underway.

There is still plenty for visitors to do and see at The Glasgow School of Art, including GSA’s brand new Mackintosh Furniture Gallery, Window on Mackintosh visitor centre and shop in the recently completed, state of the art Reid building.

GSA’s award-winning student guides conduct daily Mackintosh at the GSA Tours. Explore Charles Rennie Mackintosh's story at The Glasgow School of Art, from student to master architect, as this popular tour enables visitors to uncover his ideas, inspirations, education and relationships. The tour looks at the fascinating history of the Mackintosh building and provides exclusive access to the School's unique collection of original pieces and rare artworks in the Mackintosh Furniture Gallery.

Delve further into the city's creative past this summer 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.

Every ticket supports the School.

Plan your visit


The Glasgow School of Art
Visitor Centre
Reid Building
164 Renfrew Street
Glasgow G3 6RF
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Opening Times

Visitor Centre & GSA Shop:
Open 10am - 4.30pm
7 days, all year round, including bank holidays.

Mackintosh at the GSA Tour: 
45 minutes
7 days, all year round, including bank holidays 
(excluding festive closure 21 December 2018 - 3rd January 2019 inclusive).

1 January - 31 March 2018
10.30am, 11am, 11.30am, 3pm (lift access available).

1 April - 30 September 2018
10.30am, 11am, 11.30am,12pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm (lift access available). 

1 October 2018 - 31 March 2019
10.30am, 11am, 11.30am, 2.30pm, 3.30pm (lift acess available).

Mackintosh's Glasgow Walking Tours:
2 hours 15 minutes

1 - 31 March 2018
Saturday, 1.30pm

1 April - 30 September 2018
Thursday - Monday, 1pm


Mackintosh at the GSA Tour

Adult :: £7.00
Senior :: £5.75
Student :: £5.75
Under 18s :: £3.50
Under 5s :: Free

Mackintosh's Glasgow Walking Tours

Adult :: £19.50
Senior :: £16.00
Student :: £16.00
Under 18s :: £9.75
Under 5s :: Free


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