• Tenement House built in 1892
    Tenement House built in 1892© The National Trust for Scotland
  • The coal fire range in the kitchen
    The coal fire range in the kitchen© The National Trust for Scotland
  • Indoor bathrooms were still something of a luxury during this time
    Indoor bathrooms were still something of a luxury during this time© The National Trust for Scotland
  • The Parlour would only be used for special occasions
    The Parlour would only be used for special occasions© The National Trust for Scotland
  • Copper Kettle on the coal-fired kitchen range
    Copper Kettle on the coal-fired kitchen range© The National Trust for Scotland

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.

See what it meant to be an ‘independent woman’ in the first half of the 20th century; experience how ordinary folk lived, and appreciate how many of the household amenities we now take for granted were considered luxuries less than a century ago.

Authentic gas lighting has been installed to recreate the atmosphere of the house, which didn’t have electric lighting until 1960.

An exhibition on the ground floor makes the most of Miss Toward’s extensive personal archive, providing a valuable time capsule for visitors today.


Tenement House Guidebook

Tenement House Guidebook

This first floor apartment was the home of shorthand typist Miss Agnes Toward, who lived here for over 50 years. Little has changed since the turn of the 20th century, and you can see many of the original …

Tenement House Guidebook£3.50
 

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Opening times & Prices

25 Oct
  • House: 13.00 - 17.00
  • Last Entry: 16.30
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Prices
  • Member: FREE
  • Adult: £6.50
  • Family: £16.50
  • 1 Parent: £11.50
  • Concession: £5.00

Gradings & Awards

  • The Green Tourism Award - Silver
  • Scottish Tourist Board - 4 Star

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