145 Buccleuch Street, G3 6QN
1892, Clarke & Bell
Visit Glasgow's most loved Tenement and travel back in time while you listen for the gentle hiss of the working gaslights, admire the original fixtures and fittings and learn about women's history and Glasgow's past.
Discover quirky items including a ball of soap, turned jet black from years of handling, and a jar of plum jam made in 1929, have a blether with our guides and feel back at home while you learn about the design of tenements. This is your opportunity to visit an ordinary middle-class tenement from the late 19th century, standing still in Garnethill.
Shorthand typist Miss Agnes Toward lived here from 1911 until 1965, and preserved her furniture and possessions with love and care. She held on to all sorts of things that most people would have thrown away, and this extensive personal archive has become a valuable time capsule for visitors today. The Tenement House also reveals what it meant to be an ‘independent woman’ at that time.
Children: Want to explore? Take one of our quizzes, discover objects from the past or dress up on our costume station!
Sat & Sun, 10am-5pm (last admission 4.30pm)
Tours: Every half hour from 10am-5pm (last tour 4:30); 30 minutes.
Meeting point: Reception ticket desk
Booking essential for tours - 0141 333 0183 (available 10am-5pm daily with an answering machine out of hours). Free access to exhibition space and shop without booking
Parking: There is on-street parking available with a Parking Voucher, which can be purchased at the reception desk. Parking Vouchers cost 50p per half hour, with a maximum of a one-hour stay. Visitors with a Blue Badge car sticker may park for free. Meter parking.
Facilities: Seating, Toilet, Information available in large-print, Information available in braille, Staff will have undergone Accessible Tourism Training
Accessibility: Not accessible - There are 15 steps with handrails to the level access compromising: reception desk with a low section, exhibition. The main door is glass with contrast markings, sliding and single entrance. This door swings open automatically in the event of an emergency.
Glasgow Building Preservation Trust
Wellpark Enterprise Centre
120 Sydney Street, Glasgow
Registered Company Number: SC079721
Scottish Charity Number: SC015443