The Tenement House

The Tenement House
145 Buccleuch Street
Garnethill
Glasgow
Strathclyde
G3 6QN
Scotland

Website

www.nts.org.uk

E-mail

tenementhouse@nts.org.uk

Telephone

0844 493 2197

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Traditional tenement kitchen
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The Tenement House provides a rare glimpse into life in Glasgow in the early 20th century, in the faithfully restored four-room house lived in by Miss Agnes Toward for over half a century.

This first-floor flat is a typical late Victorian example, consisting of four rooms and retaining most of its original features such as its bed recesses, kitchen range, coal bunker and bathroom. The furniture, furnishings and personal possessions of Miss Agnes Toward, who lived here for over fifty years, present a fascinating picture of domestic life at the beginning of the 20th century.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home

Opening hours

March-October
Mon-Sun 1300-1700
Last admission 16:30

Admission charges

Adults: £6.50
Concessions: £5.00
Families: £16.50
One parent families: £11.50
Members of any National Trust organisation: Free

Discounts

  • National Trust
Getting there

The Tenement House is approximately a ten-minute walk from the pedestrian precinct in Sauchiehall Street. The steep hill can be avoided by entering Buccleuch street from Cambridge Street or by walking along Sauchiehall Street until Charing Cross then following the pavement round to the right, under the foot bridge and up the small hill.

It is number 145 Buccleuch Street which is the last tenement building at the west end of the street.

Bus: First Bus, number 6. Alight at Stow College on West Graham Street. Take Garnethill Street, Scott Street or Dalhousie Street up the hill and turn right into Buccleuch Street. Takes approximately five minutes (route avoiding steep hills).

Cycling: One mile from NCN 7,75

Underground: Cowcaddens station. When leaving the station take the exit to the right and walk through the underpass. Turn right, then left in to Rose Street and right in to Buccleuch Street. Walk to the end of the street, the Tenement House is on the left.

Rail: From Charing Cross station, ten-minute walk; from Queen Street station, 25-minute walk; from Central Station, 30-minute walk.

Road: The Tenement House is situated at the west end of Buccleuch Street, which has one-way traffic westbound and can be entered from Sauchiehall Street, via Garnet Street or via Rose Street and Cambridge Street following the one-way traffic system.

There is no dedicated car park at the Tenement House. Limited parking is available outside the house using vouchers (available to buy at reception, 50 pence per half hour). Maximum stay is one hour which is ample time to see both the house and exhibition.

Additional info

There is no car park at The Tenement House but limited on street parking is available. Parking vouchers can be purchased at the ticket desk, 50 pence per half hour.

Visits for Schools and large groups can be arranged in the mornings. Please contact the property to make a booking.

There is no lift at the property, the Tenement House is on the first floor and is only accessible by stairs.

The flat is furnished with typical mainly 19th century Scottish furniture and contains a mixture of late 19th and early 20th century domestic items. The collection of personal papers is too large to be displayed at one time but a changing selection of examples is always on display in the temporary exhibtion area.

Collection details

Architecture, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Design, Science and Technology, Social History

Key artists and exhibits

  • Working gas lights; original late-Victorian fitted bathroom.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Tenement House collections montage

Behind the Scenes

  • 15 May 2015 5:30-8pm

When the Tenement House was discovered in 1975, it was full of historic items belonging to former resident Miss Agnes Toward. It is a real time capsule, which gives great insight into life in Glasgow in the early 20th century.

Many of these items are too delicate for regular display so are kept in conservation storage. For one night only, as part of Museums at Night 2015, we will be opening up these stores to the public. Items including archives dating back to the late 19th century and vintage clothing and jewellery will be on display.

Staff will be on hand to explain more about the collections and how they are conserved.

Viewing of the archives will be in small groups in 30 minute slots. Pre-booking for this is advised but not essential. Booking is not required to view the rest of the house and collections.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Adults: £6.50
Concessions: £5
Family (2 adults and up to 4 children): £16.50
National Trust for Scotland members: Free
Members of other National Trusts and affiliate organisations: Free

Getting there

The Tenement House is approximately a ten-minute walk from the pedestrian precinct in Sauchiehall Street. The steep hill can be avoided by entering Buccleuch street from Cambridge Street or by walking along Sauchiehall Street until Charing Cross then following the pavement round to the right, under the foot bridge and up the small hill.

It is number 145 Buccleuch Street which is the last tenement building at the west end of the street.

Bus: First Bus, number 6. Alight at Stow College on West Graham Street. Take Garnethill Street, Scott Street or Dalhousie Street up the hill and turn right into Buccleuch Street. Takes approximately five minutes (route avoiding steep hills).

Cycling: One mile from NCN 7,75

Underground: Cowcaddens station. When leaving the station take the exit to the right and walk through the underpass. Turn right, then left in to Rose Street and right in to Buccleuch Street. Walk to the end of the street, the Tenement House is on the left.

Rail: From Charing Cross station, ten-minute walk; from Queen Street station, 25-minute walk; from Central Station, 30-minute walk.

Road: The Tenement House is situated at the west end of Buccleuch Street, which has one-way traffic westbound and can be entered from Sauchiehall Street, via Garnet Street or via Rose Street and Cambridge Street following the one-way traffic system.

There is no dedicated car park at the Tenement House. Limited parking is available outside the house using vouchers (available to buy at reception, 50 pence per half hour). Maximum stay is one hour which is ample time to see both the house and exhibition.

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