A Student Guide to the City

A Student Guide to the City:
Explore GSA's Glasgow with our student guides 

If you are visiting GSA as part of Introduction to Art School and Pre-application advice days (www.gsa.ac.uk/visit-gsa/open-days) then you, your friends and family are invited to join GSA's student guides for a free and exclusive guide to our city.

From Blythswood House to the Trongate area, our team of student guides will illuminate the city's architectural legacy, internationally acclaimed contemporary arts scene and design impact of graduates from GSA. Explore the vibrant arts scene and fertile creative ground that makes this city unique, with current GSA students. Find site specific sculpture installed in the city and visit the cultural hotspots, favourite haunts, architecture, spaces and places frequented by Glasgow’s creative community.

These tours are free and are offerred exclusively to GSA Open Day and Pre-application advice day participants, their friends and family. Please bring confirmation of Eventbrite registration to GSA Open Day / Pre-application events for admittance to the tour on the day.

Limited Places
We recommend booking to avoid disappointment as spaces are limited to 20 per tour. Book online until 1 day before the tour to ensure availability of your selected date and time slot, and receive instant email confirmation.

Tours last 2 hours 15 minutes finishing with a half hour coffee break, for prospective students to speak to our student guides on all aspects of life in Glasgow and at GSA.

Tour departure timetable:

11 October: 2.30pm, 3.15pm
12 October: 9am, 9.45am
18 October: 9am, 9.45am
19 October: 9am, 9.45am
24 October: 10am, 11.30am, 1pm, 2pm
25 October: 10am, 11.30am, 1pm, 2pm
26 October: 10am, 11.30am, 1pm, 2pm
31 October: 10am, 11.30am, 1pm, 2pm
1 November: 10am, 11.30am, 1pm, 2pm
2 November: 10am, 11.30am, 1pm, 2pm
24 November: 10am, 11.30am, 1pm, 2pm

Tours depart from Blythswood House, 200 West Regent Street, Glasgow, G2 4DQ and finish on Osborne Street in the Trongate area. Participants are welcome to join our guides on their brisk walk back to Blythswood House or stay to explore the Trongate area.

Please arrive 5 minutes prior to tour departure time to pick up your tickets, as latecomers cannot be admitted to join the tour once commenced and any unclaimed tickets will be redistributed on a first come first served basis.

As our tours take place on foot, moving through variable terrain in the city, they may not be suitable for those with mobility issues.

To Book
Press the Blue Book Now button on this page and select an available date and time.

To change or cancel a tour booking please contact us at tours@gsa.ac.uk or call +44(0)141 566 1326. Our privacy policy can be found here.