3 Events at Tenement House

  • Rag rug workshops

    Rag rug workshops

    Dates:Dates between : Sat 2 Jul - Sat 6 Aug Location:Tenement House

    Come along to the Tenement House and learn how to make rag rugs from old clothes. A great way to recycle!

    Details

    Staff and volunteers will be demonstrating how to make bright and colourful rag rugs from old material and you can have a go yourself!

    Dates & Times:

    • 02 Jul 2016 : 13:00 - 17:00
    • 06 Aug 2016 : 13:00 - 17:00

    Prices:

    • Ticket price is included in admission cost.

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0141 333 0183

    Booking:

    No booking required
  • Bathroom wallpaper conservation

    Bathroom wallpaper conservation

    Dates:Tue 2 Aug Location:Tenement House

    Come along and have a look at 'Conservation in Action', as Helen Creasy, Paper and Photograph Conservator from the Scottish Conservation Studio, repairs our damaged bathroom wallpaper.

    Details

    The bathroom wallpaper was damaged by water ingress from the flat above. Helen will use conservation techniques to repair the paper, including consolidating and patching.

    Dates & Times:

    • 02 Aug 2016 : 13:00 - 17:00

    Prices:

    • Ticket price is included in admission cost.

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0141 333 0183

    Booking:

    No booking required
  • World War II weekend

    World War II weekend

    Dates:Sat 27 Aug - Mon 29 Aug Location:Tenement House

    Join us for ‘Make Do and Mend’ themed activities and demonstrations. Learn how to make a rag rug from old clothes, make a piece of costume jewellery to take home with you, and watch as our volunteers demonstrate knitting and sewing techniques.

    Details

    Miss Toward lived in the Tenement House during World War II, so there will be a selection of World War II related items from our archives on display over the weekend. Miss Toward kept a lot of war-time recipes and you may even get to sample a few of them!

    Dates & Times:

    • 27 Aug 2016 - 29 August 2016 : 09:00 - 17:00

    Prices:

    • Ticket price is included in admission cost.

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0141 333 0183

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.


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Opening times & Prices

01 Jul
  • House: 11.00 - 17.00
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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