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The Tenement House

Tenement House 145 Buccleuch Street | To avoid the steep hill walk from Renrew Street to Buccleuch Street, Glasgow G3 6QN, Scotland
+44 141 333 0183
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The Tenement House is a National Trust for Scotland property in Glasgow's City Centre. With 1982 original features it provides a rare glimpse into life in Glasgow in the early 20th century. The house, lived in by Miss Agnes Toward for over half a century is a unique opportunity to experience collections in their unchanged environment. See what it meant to be an 'independent woman' in the first half of the 20th century; experience how ordinary folk lived, and appreciate how many of the household amenities we now take for granted were considered luxuries less than a century ago. Authentic gas lighting has been installed to recreate the atmosphere of the house, which didn't have electric lighting until 1960. An exhibition on the ground floor makes the most of Miss Toward's extensive personal archive, providing a valuable time capsule for visitors today. Toilet facilities and a gift shop are available on the exhibition floor.
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Tenement House 145 Buccleuch Street | To avoid the steep hill walk from Renrew Street to Buccleuch Street, Glasgow G3 6QN, Scotland
+44 141 333 0183
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself and my partner went to visit the tenement house. It is £6.50 for adults and £5 for concessions. We both thought it was restored really well and we spotted a lot of items from our childhood. It is a must see if you're in...More

Thank 954vio
Reviewed 1 week ago

Made a last-minute decision to visit during a day spent touring Glasgow and were glad that we did. While not a significant investment in cost or time, it was an excellent way to learn what life would have been like in Glasgow (and that "tenements"...More

Thank Michelle T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great experience it was so nice to be taken back on a journey that reminded me of visiting my grandparents. As everything was genuine it was easy to imagine actually being in the moment. So often it feels contrived but not the case....More

Thank Andrew Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fascinating survivor of a Glasgow "house" (apartment) as it was left from the 19th century. The National Trust have tidied up and reinstalled gas lighting but otherwise it is as left, with the owner's possessions in situ. A short visit but a "must" to...More

Thank Russell99999
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This National Trust for Scotland property is a home of a single lady who lived there from 1911 until 1965 and it displays how a genteel lady lived in the first half of the 20th century. It's obviously very compact so miss peak times as...More

Thank 362WarrenS_13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a party of four and all enjoyed this visit. It's amazing how this apartment has been preserved and the guides filled us in with interesting detail. It's not too far outside city centre and we walked there. Not sure if there is a...More

Thank Lesley M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A really worthwhile short visit. It gives a really great perspective on tenement life in a home left unchanged from the early 20th century.

Thank Bob A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the kind of museum I really enjoy because I get to see how ordinary people used to live. It's a small place, but well worth the visit. Of note - the museum only opens at 1PM, so don't plan your visit for the...More

2  Thank Jane M
Reviewed 18 September 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our recent visit to the Tenement House, and would warmly recommend it. Its easy to find (although parking nearby can be difficult). Downstairs there is a small exhibition and shop. The flat upstairs is a fascinating time capsule showing what life was...More

Thank John&Betty
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Having thought about visiting for years we took advantage of Glasgow open doors weekend to finally make the trip. The full experience was excellent from the booking to the visit. There is limited parking and you need to purchase a voucher but we chose to...More

Thank alibroon
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23 April 2017|
Response from Carolecazbay | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I'm not sure about that. I would advise joining Visit Scotland as a Member. You can then visit lots of venues throughout the year. It is well worth the membership fee. Other places nearby are Pollock House, Holmwood... More
23 April 2017|
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Response from outandabout2007 | Reviewed this property |
no need to be warned parking very limited and the trust token service not dependable
20 February 2015|
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Response from SomeRandomBinty | Reviewed this property |
The house is open from 1st March to 31st October between 1pm and 5pm, with the last admission being at 4.30pm. Last summer, however, during July and August, they were open from 11am on Friday and Saturday. I'm not sure if... More