Address: 145 Buccleuch St, Glasgow, G3 6QN
Tel: 0141 333 0183
Admission: £6.50/£5 conc/NTS members free
Opening hours: Daily 1pm – 5pm; Jul & Aug Mon-Sat 11am – 5pm & Sun 1pm – 5pm; Closed Nov through Feb.
The Tenement House is a museum like you’ve never seen before. It provides a rare glimpse into life in Glasgow in the early 20th century, in a tenement flat that was lived in by an elderly lady, Miss Agnes Toward and her mother, and which never changed for over 50 years.
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.