Disabled Access

The Glasgow School of Art is committed to welcoming all visitors.  Please read the following information before planning your trip, and we’ll look forward to welcoming you soon.  If you require this information in an alternative format, please contact us at tours@gsa.ac.uk / +44 (0)141 353 4526.

Public spaces

Wheelchair users and visitors with limited mobility can access all public areas of The Glasgow School of Art, all of which are located on the ground floor of the Reid building at 164 Renfrew Street, G3 6RF.  This includes:

  • Visitor centre
  • GSA Shop
  • Reid Gallery
  • Corridor Gallery
  • ‘Grab & Go’ café
  • Toilets
  • Main reception


As our tours take place on foot, they may not be suitable for visitors with limited mobility. We will, however, always do our best to accommodate all visitors, and the following arrangements have been made to support this commitment on our tours:

Mackintosh at the GSA Tour (45 mins)

  • Use of the passenger lift is available to add to your advance booking online for tours at 3.30pm.
  • Individuals should select Adult / Senior / Student or Under 18 tickets as required then and add ‘Wheelchair & limited mobility lift access’ ticket(s) in addition for every participant who requires the lift.
  • Private group visits should select a standard the "Group booking - with lift access" ticket.
  • All bookings will then be prompted state their requirements choosing no lift access, life access for participants with limited mobility or lift access for a wheelchair user. 
  • Please book in advance to guarantee availability, as spaces are limited.  This allows us to ensure we are equipped to safely evacuate all visitors, should the need arise.
  • Visitors who are unable to climb or descend stairs slowly in the event of an emergency will be required to fill out a ‘Personal Emergency Egress Plan’ on arrival.
  • Our most popular tour has been designed to include only accessible spaces. This, combined with use of the lift accompanied by a Tour Guide, supports your safety and enjoyment of the tour.

Mackintosh’s Glasgow Walking Tour (2.25 hrs)

  • This tour is not suitable for all visitors, as the experience involves 2.25 hours of walking through Glasgow’s streets, along a changing route, across uneven terrain, and often at pace through a bustling city centre.  We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

If a member of your group has a vision or hearing impairment, a health condition, or a cognitive disability that might impact on their ability to participate in the tour, please contact us before making your booking.  Whilst we do not currently have formal provision in place for disabilities other than limited mobility, we will always do our best to accommodate special requirements and make reasonable adaptations wherever we can.