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145 Buccleuch St.


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Less than 1 hour Time to Spend


  • 4.0Value
  • 2.5Facilities
  • 3.5Atmosphere

The Tenement House, which is operated by the National Trust for Scotland, is a kind of walk-in time capsule. Its restored rooms show how a particular Glaswegian, one Agnes Toward, lived from 1911 to 1965. The furniture and other personal possessions on display (including a coal-fired stove and a blackened bar of soap) aim to provide insight into not only what middle-class life was like in the early to mid-20th century, but also what it was like to live as a single working woman at that time.

Past visitors regularly praised the staff here for being informative and helpful as they impart insights into the ways people of another era lived.

The Tenement House is located less than a 10-minute walk from Sauchiehall Street; Charing Cross is the closest rail station. Hours of operation vary by season but the house is generally open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily from March through October and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday through Monday in the colder months. Tickets start at 7.50 pounds (around $10) for adults with discounts for groups. For more information, visit the museum's website.

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