Group bookings

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 until further notice.  If you have already enquired or booked a tour, we will be in touch as soon as possible with an update.  Bookings made up to and including Sunday 24th June will be automatically refunded.  If you have placed an order in our online shop, this will be fulfilled as soon as possible.  Thank you for your patience.


We recommend that groups of 6 or more, visitors looking for the undivided attention of their Tour Guide, and those bringing a translator, reserve an exclusive timeslot to ensure the best possible experience of The Glasgow School of Art.

Please note there is no access to the interiors of the Mackintosh Building whilst restoration is underway. The Mackintosh at the GSA Tour takes place in the Reid building and Mackintosh furniture gallery opposite the Mackintosh Building. 

Group rates

Select a ‘group booking’ ticket online to reserve an exclusive timeslot for up to 20 people at reduced rates:

• Mackintosh at the GSA Tour (45 minutes) £114.45 (£105 + 9% booking fee)
• Mackintosh’s Glasgow Walking Tour (2.25 hours) £261.60 (£240 + 9% booking fee)

A further discount of up to 30% for particular groups is available on request, at our discretion. Please email to request a discount code to use online. This service is available only for small groups (5 or less participants) / press / GSA staff / primary and secondary schools.

A fee of 9% per transaction is applied for online bookings to cover order and credit card processing / invoicing.


Timeslots can be viewed on our online booking system. We recommend booking a minimum of 2 weeks in advance, as timeslots are subject to availability.

Each tour timeslot can accommodate up to 20 participants, including translators, group leaders, teachers, guardians or carers.

For groups of 21 or more participants interested in:

• Mackintosh at the GSA Tour (45 minutes): please book multiple timeslots. Several tours depart daily.

• Mackintosh’s Glasgow Walking Tour (2.25 hours), please book multiple dates. We run one tour per day on selected dates.

Alternatively, individual tickets on any scheduled tour can be booked on behalf of group members at the regular ticket price.

We recommend setting aside an extra 30 minutes for your group to enjoy the School’s visitor centre, exhibitions, the GSA Shop, refreshments and restroom facilities, before moving on to your next stop.

How to book

Book online and receive instant confirmation. Online bookings close at 8am the on the day. After 8am call +44(0)141 353 4526 or pop into our visitor centre at 164 Renfrew St, G3 6RF.

*Use of the passenger lift for visitors participating in a Mackintosh at the GSA Tour can be arranged by selecting a "Group Booking - with lift access" ticket online at 3.30pm.

Wheelchair users will be required to fill out our Personal Emergency Egress Plan form on arrival.*

  • Click the ‘BOOK NOW’ button and the system will offer times and dates.
  • Select a ‘group booking’ ticket to book an exclusive timeslot for up to 20 people. If this ticket type is not available, exclusive access is no longer available the selected timeslot.
  • If you have an account with us or any special voucher codes, please enter your account code or voucher code to the voucher box when selecting your Group booking ticket.
  • Availability is held for 10 minutes to allow you to complete your details and make payment online.

Once your booking is complete, receipts and an order confirmation will be emailed to you automatically.

Changing the date / time of a booking

Please book a new tour online, then cancel your original booking.

Cancelling a booking

Refunds for Group Tickets are available up to 1 week before tour departure time. Email your order number and the number and tickets you wish to cancel to The price paid (including booking fee) will be refunded within 14 working days. Our full terms and conditions can be found here. 

Methods of payment

The quickest and easiest way to confirm your booking is to pay online by credit or debit card.

Alternatively, business customers can pay by invoice. Please request an invoicing code to use online by emailing with your business name, job title, postal address, direct telephone number and website address. Our response may take up to 5 working days. We are unable to provisionally book spaces during this process. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Bespoke tour requests

We currently have very limited capacity for bespoke tour or timeslot requests. Enquiries can be made via, however we are unlikely to be able to satisfy all special requests.

Checklist for group leaders
Before arriving, please nominate a group leader to take charge and make the best of your visit. Please provide them will this handy checklist in advance of your visit.