Glasgow School of Art, The; ‘Glasgow Miracle’ City Walking Tour

Walking Tour

‘Window on Mackintosh’ Visitor Centre 164 Renfrew Street G3 6RF

Uncover contemporary public art, architecture and design to reveal Glasgow’s remarkable creative regeneration. Explore artworks installed down hidden lanes, new architecture in the city and discover Glasgow’s booming creative industries as GSA’s guides reveal the story behind the ‘Miracle’.

Glasgow’s transformation from post industrial malaise to leading contemporary arts and culture hub is explored through the places, spaces and faces that led this change, a phenomenon described as The Glasgow Miracle by Swiss curator Hans Ulrich Obris.

Journey through the city from the 1970s to present day, exploring the impact of new work by artists, designers and architects from the GSA, on the post industrial city as GSA’s award-winning student guides chart the rise of Glasgows internationally acclaimed arts scene.

From the Third Eye Centre’s community arts projects in Garnethill in the 1970’s and the New Glasgow Boys emerging from the GSA in the 1980’s, to the grass roots artist run galleries of the now regenerated Merchant City and public artworks of Turner Prize winning artists such as Douglas Gordon, GSA’s guides reveal the story behind the ‘Miracle’.

The tour begins at the Window on Mackintosh visitor centre at 164 Renfrew Street and finishes at Trongate 103 in the Merchant City area.

Discover Green Glasgow: Go green and explore Glasgows creative scene on foot with GSAs City Walking Tours for a carbon neutral cultural experience right on your doorstop.

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Tour Times

Sat & Sun 11.15am & 2.15pm; 135 minutes

Advanced Booking Essential

Advanced Booking Essential at or [email protected] or 0141 353 4526

Additional Booking Information:

Booking opens at 10am on Wednesday 26th August 2015.

Please be aware that Doors Open Day events are very popular and will book out quickly.

Please only book for events that you intend to go to and cancel your space as soon as possible if you are unable to attend.


Restrictions on Access: All ages welcome. We provide umbrellas, however please come dressed for the weather, and ready and able to walk at pace as the these walking tours cover a large stretch of the city. There is a coffee and rest stop during the tour.

No Disabled Access
This tour may not be suitable for those with limited mobility as the tour routes incorporate approximately 2.5 miles of walking up and downhill at pace.


Getting Here

Nearest Train or Subway Station(s): Cowcaddens Subway / Queen St & Central Rail Stations

Parking: On Street Parking Available Charges Apply
Cambridge Street LLP multi story car park, on street parking in Garnethill area with parking vouchers, available from GSA Shop.



The Glasgow School of Art

0141 353 4526

[email protected]






Glasgow School of Art, The; ‘Glasgow Miracle’ City Walking Tour

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Glasgow School of Art, The; ‘Glasgow Miracle’ City Walking Tour
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