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  • Behind the Scenes

    Behind the Scenes

    Dates:Fri 15 May Location:Tenement House

    A unique opportunity to see behind the scenes at the Tenement House and learn more about the collections and how they are conserved.


    When the Tenement House was discovered in 1975, it was full of historic items belonging to former resident Miss Agnes Toward.

    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.

    Dates & Times:

    • 15 May 2015 : 17:30 - 20:00


    • Ticket price is included in admission cost.


    For further information please call 0141 333 0183


    Viewing of the archives will be in small groups in 30 minute slots. Pre-booking for this is advised but not essential.

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

27 Apr
  • House: 13.00 - 17.00
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  • 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