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The Tenement House

An authentic time capsule of life in early 20th-century Glasgow

Planning your visit

We want you to enjoy your visit to the Tenement House – your safety is our priority. This means we’ve had to make some changes so that we can keep everyone safe. Please read our Guide on what to expect before you set off.

Please note that you need to book in advance.

Please be aware that for the health and safety of visitors, volunteers and employees in our hospitality venues, we will record the name and contact details of everyone who enters in order to support NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect. This information will be used to enable NHS Scotland to contact you should you have been in the venue around the same time as someone who has tested positive for coronavirus. We are obliged to process this data to comply with The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 11) Regulations 2020. Please see our Data Protection page for further information.

Further to this, in National Trust for Scotland non-hospitality settings, where there is either a pre-booking system in place or there is the potential for close contact (eg in some of our smaller properties), we will ask visitors to provide limited contact information. This is for the purposes of managing the number of visitors and also to support NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect. For further information, please see our Data Protection page.


For information about planning your visit, please see the drop-down information below or our frequently asked questions.

If you’d like to speak to us, we can be contacted by email: tenementhouse@nts.org.uk or telephone: 0141 333 0183.

Pre-booking

We’re delighted to be able to reopen Tenement House and to welcome visitors once again.

We’ve introduced an advance booking system to help manage visitor numbers and maintain safe, social distancing. Members can book for free and non-members are able to pay when booking.

Please note that if you do not book in advance, there is no guarantee that we will be able to accommodate you.

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Facilities & access

There are 15 steps with handrails to the reception desk, exhibition, shop area and toilet in the ground-floor flat, and then two full flights of stairs (20 steps) to the Tenement House on the first floor.

There is an object handling collection.

We have an ongoing programme of accessible content development. Detailed accessibility guides for the most visited Trust places are available on our Accessibility pages as well as links to useful resources.

We’d love you to visit the Euan’s Guide website to review the accessibility of Trust places and tell us (and others) what’s good and where we need to do better.

A Braille guidebook is available.

Children can enjoy playing with authentic household items at the handling table (and working out what they were used for) as well as taking quizzes around the house.

Large-print information sheets are available.

There’s on-street parking available with a Parking Voucher, which can be purchased at the reception desk. Parking Vouchers cost 50p per half hour, with a maximum of a one-hour stay.

Visitors with a Blue Badge car sticker may park for free.

Meter parking is available around the corner from the Tenement House.

From the black horsehair chairs, scrubbed kitchen range, household medicines and the recess beds to the working doorbell and gaslights, there’s so much to discover in this treasure trove of everyday history.

Expert guides are on hand to answer your questions and point out interesting items.

The current fashion exhibition gives further insight into Miss Toward’s life, as well as that of her mother, who worked as a dressmaker.

Opening times

House

1 Jan–1 Jul, closed Current period2 Jul–31 Oct, Fri–Sun, 10.00–17.00 1 Nov–31 Dec, closed

Entry prices

Tenement House
Adult
£8.50
Concession
£6.00
Young Scot
£1.00
Family
£20.50
One adult family
£14.00

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

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