Tenement House

Tenement House ** Currently closed due to Covid 19 crisis ** Step inside Glasgow´s most loved tenement and travel back in time to discover what life was life at the beginning of the 19th Century.
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The house at 145 Buccleuch Street was built in 1892 by speculative builders keen to monopolise on Glasgow’s swift industrial boom. Agnes Toward and her mother, Mrs Agnes Reid Toward, moved here in 1911. Her father, a commercial traveller in metals, died when Agnes was just three years old. Miss Toward was a shorthand typist for a firm of shipping merchants and coal exporters called Prentice, Service & Henderson. She never married and worked on into her 70s –today she would be seen as an independent career woman. From her extensive archive, we see that she enjoyed taking holidays in Largs, baking, going to church and taking regular theatre trips to watch musicals. Her mother was a dressmaker who also used the house as her business premises. You can still see her sign in the stair, with its proud boast of ‘no fitting required’. Mrs Toward passed away in 1939, and her daughter remained living there until 1965 when her failing health required her to move to long-term hospital care. When Agnes died ten years later she left a set of chairs in her will to a church elder, Mr Sam Davidson. When he visited the house to collect them he brought with him his niece Anna, who was instantly struck by the need to preserve the house and its contents, and persuaded the owners to sell it to her. She lived there for seven years before selling it to the Trust in 1982.

Here’s a challenge for you: what is the oldest thing you have in your pantry? 🤨Agnes loved to make her own jam. This jar...
10/04/2020

Here’s a challenge for you: what is the oldest thing you have in your pantry? 🤨
Agnes loved to make her own jam. This jar of plum jam was made in 1929 and forgotten about until it was found by Anna Davidson in 1975. It still has some jam inside!

Today's theme for #Archive30 is #ArchiveCelebrations so we are having fun with this Coronation fortune-telling game, kep...
08/04/2020

Today's theme for #Archive30 is #ArchiveCelebrations so we are having fun with this Coronation fortune-telling game, kept as a souvenir of George VI and Elizabeth's coronations on 1937 and preserved on our archive. What did you get? Post your number below!👑
Follow us on twitter to see all of our #Archive30 daily posts 👉@TenementHouse11

We bring you the ultimate TENEMENT QUIZ! Do you live in a tenement? Did your granny have one just like that? Oh aye...We...
07/04/2020
How much do you know about tenement life?

We bring you the ultimate TENEMENT QUIZ!
Do you live in a tenement? Did your granny have one just like that? Oh aye...Well, get ready to dust the cobwebs off memory lane and become the ultimate expert! 😃👇
https://www.opinionstage.com/tenementhouse/how-much-do-you-know-about-tenement-life

Do you live in a tenement? Did your granny have one just like that? Oh aye...Well, get ready to dust the cobwebs off memory lane and become the ultimate expert!

We might be closed but we are here for your cultural fix, The The National Trust for Scotland in association with Art UK...
01/04/2020
The great British art quiz: set by the National Trust for Scotland

We might be closed but we are here for your cultural fix, The The National Trust for Scotland in association with Art UK, has taken over The Guardian’s culture page to bring you this week's 🎨Great British Art Quiz! 🎉

Test your art history knowledge with paintings from our collection. Comment your score below👇🏻

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2020/apr/01/the-great-british-art-quiz-set-by-the-national-trust-for-scotland

British heritage sites are closed due to coronavirus – but you can explore their art collections by answering some tricky questions instead. The second of our series is by National Trust for Scotland

We heard toilet roll is the talk of the town!🧻 Here is all the latest gossip from our Wally Dugs:Coal merchants Newton C...
31/03/2020

We heard toilet roll is the talk of the town!🧻 Here is all the latest gossip from our Wally Dugs:

Coal merchants Newton Chambers & Co first introduced Izal toilet roll in Britain in the 1890s. It’s antiseptic properties claimed to ward off unwanted diseases and it was often found with “WASH YOUR HANDS PLEASE” on the sheets.
The medicated paper looks shiny and almost like tissue paper – not very pleasant!
It was not until the 1970s that the household brands we recognise today became more affordable and more popular with the bottoms of Britain.
You might have come across this memory hidden among the cobbles of Garnethill Park, showing the alternative to Izal paper. (photo by John Thistle).

While our places are closed due to the coronavirus emergency, we’ll still be sharing stories of Scotland’s national and ...
30/03/2020
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While our places are closed due to the coronavirus emergency, we’ll still be sharing stories of Scotland’s national and natural treasures on our website. Sign up for our email updates at www.nts.org.uk.

Castles and Battlefields, gardens and glens, islands and wildlife...enjoyed and protected.

Can you spot a little Agnes Toward in this photo? 🧐
29/03/2020
The National Trust for Scotland

Can you spot a little Agnes Toward in this photo? 🧐

While people around the world re-examine their relationship to education, we're sharing photographs from our collections that show the different experiences of school between 1895 & 1939 📸🏫🎓😮 ⬇️ #ForTheLoveOfScotland

Today is 🎭World Theatre Day 🎭 and we are celebrating by sharing with you some special items from our archive.Glasgow has...
27/03/2020

Today is 🎭World Theatre Day 🎭 and we are celebrating by sharing with you some special items from our archive.
Glasgow has such an amazing theatre history! 🤩 Click on the images to learn more about them.

Important update below👇🏻
23/03/2020
The National Trust for Scotland

Important update below👇🏻

While our places are closed due to the coronavirus emergency, we’ll still be sharing stories of Scotland’s national and natural treasures at nts.org.uk
Sign up for our email updates ⬇️ #ForTheLoveOfScotland

On Mother’s Day, we have been thinking about the special relationship that Agnes Toward had with her mother. We know tha...
22/03/2020

On Mother’s Day, we have been thinking about the special relationship that Agnes Toward had with her mother. We know that they were very close, lived together for all their lives and that, as a child, Agnes used to call her “Mummy Plummy”.
🙋🏾Hands up if you are letting your own Mummy Plummy know how much you love her! 💕

21/03/2020
What a lovely initiative! We love Tenement’s community spirit❤️
21/03/2020
Glasgow Live

What a lovely initiative! We love Tenement’s community spirit❤️

Nothing like a bit of singing from tenement to tenement to the lift the gloom of social distancing 🙌

Have you seen anything similar over the past few days? Send us your videos, Glasgow! 📹

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21/03/2020
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The National Trust for Scotland

It's #WorldPoetryDay 📝📚 What's your favourite poem? Tell us below 👇
In the meantime, enjoy a Scottish classic from Robert Burns 🐭⬇️ #ForTheLoveOfScotland

We might be closed but we are still celebrating #WomensHistoryMonth  learn more about in our fifth blog post! 👇🏻
19/03/2020
The National Trust for Scotland

We might be closed but we are still celebrating #WomensHistoryMonth learn more about in our fifth blog post! 👇🏻

In the fifth of our blog posts celebrating #WomensHistoryMonth ♀️, the team from the Tenement House, shed a light on periods during the twentieth century. 👇
#ForTheLoveOfScotland

The Tenement House will be closing it’s doors to visitors today and for the foreseeable future. We would like to thank o...
19/03/2020
The National Trust for Scotland

The Tenement House will be closing it’s doors to visitors today and for the foreseeable future. We would like to thank our members and volunteers for their continuous support during these challenging times. For more information, please click on the link below👇🏻

Due to the Coronavirus emergency, we have taken the difficult decision to keep gated properties closed and cancel events from 20 March to protect our visitors, supporters, volunteers and staff. We’re sorry for the disappointment caused – but we’re keeping our country parks, gardens and landscapes open where possible, so the nation can relax and rejuvenate. Find out more ⬇️

The National Trust for Scotland
18/03/2020
The National Trust for Scotland

The National Trust for Scotland

Due to the Coronavirus emergency, we have taken the difficult decision to keep gated properties closed and cancel events from 20 March to protect our visitors, supporters, volunteers and staff. We’re sorry for the disappointment caused – but we’re keeping our country parks, gardens and landscapes open where possible, so the nation can relax and rejuvenate. Find out more ⬇️

Another great blog post celebrating #WomensHistoryMonth 💁🏼‍♀️🏰💕
14/03/2020
The National Trust for Scotland

Another great blog post celebrating #WomensHistoryMonth 💁🏼‍♀️🏰💕

In the fourth of our blog posts celebrating #WomensHistoryMonth ♀️, Kirstin Ingram, from Castle Fraser, tells us about the life of Lady Blanche Drummond.👇 #ForTheLoveOfScotland

Our properties are open as normal but we will keep you updated with any changes📄
12/03/2020

Our properties are open as normal but we will keep you updated with any changes📄

Our properties are open as normal but please be assured that we're constantly monitoring the effects of Coronavirus and closely following the latest advice given by the Scottish Government.

The safety and wellbeing of our visitors is, as always, paramount. At this stage, we stress that the risk to individual members of the public still remains low. Should the situation change, we'll not hesitate to take swift action.

At our properties and workplaces we're providing public health notices relating to good hand, respiratory and personal hygiene and our staff will be happy to provide further information and support as required.

Please check our website nts.org.uk and our social media channels for any updates - https://bit.ly/2TKFl4S.

For general advice on Coronavirus, please visit https://www.nhsinform.scot/

Bicycles and Burns, read all about our 3rd blog for #WomensHistoryMonth 💁🏼‍♀️
11/03/2020
The National Trust for Scotland

Bicycles and Burns, read all about our 3rd blog for #WomensHistoryMonth 💁🏼‍♀️

In celebration of #WomensHistoryMonth, we’re publishing a series of blog posts highlighting historical female characters and their influences at our properties ♀
Here, Parris Joyce from Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, delves into the lives of suffragettes Frances Parker and Ethel Moorhead. Find out more ⬇️ #ForTheLoveOfScotland

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08/03/2020
The National Trust for Scotland

The National Trust for Scotland

It's #IWD2020 ♀🙌 Find out how we’re highlighting hidden stories of women and girls forgotten over the years, and showing how objects in our care can reveal new ways of thinking about Scotland’s women ⬇️ #ForTheLoveOfScotland #WomensHistoryMonth

Second blog for #WomensHistoryMonth below! 👇🏻
05/03/2020
The National Trust for Scotland

Second blog for #WomensHistoryMonth below! 👇🏻

In the second of our blog posts celebrating #WomensHistoryMonth ♀️, Angus Lyon, from Pollok House, details the life of the trailblazer that was Caroline Norton 👇 #ForTheLoveOfScotland

To celebrate #WorldBookDay we have decided to start our own Tenement Book club! We will be sharing a book with all of yo...
05/03/2020

To celebrate #WorldBookDay we have decided to start our own Tenement Book club! We will be sharing a book with all of you each month and we are keen to hear your thoughts (no spoilers!) and reviews after! As March is women’s history month we have chosen one of our favourite books from our collection, “Shirley” by Currer Bell (also known as Charlotte Bronte!). The novel follows the lives of two women and scrutinises the roles women played in an industrial society. First published in 1849 it is set in Yorkshire’s textile industry and it was Bronte’s second published novel after Jane Eyre.

Join us for our first special talk of the season, this time about The History of the City Improvement Trust this Saturda...
04/03/2020
National Trust for Scotland Events

Join us for our first special talk of the season, this time about The History of the City Improvement Trust this Saturday at 11am in the Tenement House.

Learn how the city tried to combat the appalling overcrowding of the 19th century and how it shaped the Glasgow we know today.
Book your place below 👇🏻

*This is a FREE event, normal entry admission applies to visit the tenement house.
https://nts.cloudvenue.co.uk/savingglasgowthehistoryofthecityimprovementtrust

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A big thank you to the University of Glasgow  for inviting us and the Georgian House to the Creative & Cultural Recruitm...
04/03/2020

A big thank you to the University of Glasgow for inviting us and the Georgian House to the Creative & Cultural Recruitment Fair today! 🙌 We had an amazing time speaking to students from a variety of degrees and backgrounds about the volunteering opportunities within our properties and to promote the work of the Trust! #universityofglasgow #UofGCareers

Check out our series of blogs for #WomensHistoryMonth highlighting female characters and their influences at our propert...
02/03/2020
The National Trust for Scotland

Check out our series of blogs for #WomensHistoryMonth highlighting female characters and their influences at our properties. 👇🏻 First up the amazing Georgian House!

Throughout #WomensHistoryMonth, we’ll be highlighting both historical female characters and their influences at our properties. First up, with help from Cecilia and Emma from the Georgian House, we're taking a look at the changing female fashion of the Georgian period.

02/03/2020

Join us at The Tenement House for Easter fun and the wonderful Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt Friday the 10th - Monday 13th of April.

£2 per child plus normal admission. (National Trust for Scotland and associated affiliates admission is free.)

No booking required!

*picture shows one of our volunteers with Easter Bunny headwear in the lobby at The Tenement House, dressed with daffodils for spring*

The National Trust for Scotland
01/03/2020
The National Trust for Scotland

The National Trust for Scotland

March is #WomensHistoryMonth ♀🙌
We’re highlighting the hidden stories of women and girls that have been overshadowed or forgotten over the years, and showing how the objects in our care can reveal new ways of thinking about Scotland’s women ⬇️ #ForTheLoveOfScotland

2020 Main Season has begun!We are so pleased to be able to welcome visitors 7 days a week once again.Our opening hours a...
01/03/2020

2020 Main Season has begun!

We are so pleased to be able to welcome visitors 7 days a week once again.

Our opening hours are 10am to 5pm with last entry at 4.30pm

We've been very busy during the winter season preparing an exciting development to The Tenement House, which will be opening very soon....

‪It’s a research morning here at the Tenement House as we prepare for our upcoming exhibition. Here’s a clue, can you gu...
25/02/2020

‪It’s a research morning here at the Tenement House as we prepare for our upcoming exhibition. Here’s a clue, can you guess what it’s about?‬

The Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt returns to The Tenement House this April!Bring the whole family together this Easter to our ...
20/02/2020
Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Tenement House | National Trust for Scotland

The Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt returns to The Tenement House this April!

Bring the whole family together this Easter to our Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts. Get ready for a weekend of fun, and discover the amazing places the National Trust for Scotland looks after. Follow the trails, solve the clues and finish your adventure with a Cadbury chocolate treat.

Dates: Friday 10–Monday 13 April
Times: 10am–4.30pm
Price: £2 per hunt*

*Property entry prices apply to non-members.

https://www.nts.org.uk/visit/events/cadbury-easter-egg-hunt-at-tenement-house

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Pollok House have got a really exciting programme of talks and an interactive workshop scheduled for International Women...
18/02/2020
International Women's Day at Pollok House | National Trust for Scotland

Pollok House have got a really exciting programme of talks and an interactive workshop scheduled for International Women's Day!

Follow the link for more information and comment below which talk intrigues you the most.

National Trust for Scotland and associated affiliates receive free entry and normal admission applies to other visitors.

We are sharing all the love this Valentine’s Day as we have welcomed our 25,000 visitor this season! A record number for...
14/02/2020

We are sharing all the love this Valentine’s Day as we have welcomed our 25,000 visitor this season! A record number for us since we opened our doors in 1983. Drop us a heart if you were one of our visitors this season. 🥰 #fortheloveofscotland The National Trust for Scotland

Could this be more cozy ?!😍 Come on up and visit us today (open until 4pm)
10/02/2020

Could this be more cozy ?!😍 Come on up and visit us today (open until 4pm)

We are using all of our senses to do some time travelling today at the Tenement House. Out of these 3 perfumes that the ...
08/02/2020

We are using all of our senses to do some time travelling today at the Tenement House. Out of these 3 perfumes that the Toward ladies kept, which one would you chose?

1-. White Rose by Young’s. From famous perfume entrepreneur Richard D. Young who lead one of the most famous tabloid scandals of the 1890s in New York. 🤭

2.- Amami Lavender Water by Prichard & Constance, a best seller back in the 1930s known for aiding with peace and serenity that could also help freshen up your linens! 💜

3.-Ylang Ylang, one of the most famous scents in perfume history and sought after for its powerful floral notes it’s also known for its use across modern perfumes like Chanel No 5 💁🏻‍♀️

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CALL FOR ENTRIES: We’ve teamed up with Shutter Hub and Glasgow Women's Library to create a two-part exhibition, Ways of ...
26/01/2020
WAYS OF SEEING: Women and Photography in Scotland - Shutter Hub

CALL FOR ENTRIES: We’ve teamed up with Shutter Hub and Glasgow Women's Library to create a two-part exhibition, Ways of Seeing, spotlighting Women and Photography in Scotland.

Deadline: 5pm GMT 2 March 2020

We’ve teamed up with National Trust for Scotland, Glasgow Women’s Library, and the Trust’s Tenement House to create a two-part exhibition, Ways of Seeing, spotlighting Women and Photography in Scotland, in …

The National Trust for Scotland
25/01/2020
The National Trust for Scotland

The National Trust for Scotland

Happy ROBERT BURNS day! 🎉📝❤️
Find out about his journey from humble rural beginnings to international renown, and the story of a man inspired by nature, class culture and love ⬇️
#ForTheLoveOfScotland #BurnsNight #BurnsSupper

To celebrate Burns Night here at the Tenement House we are displaying Agnes’s own book of Burns songs! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🎉
25/01/2020

To celebrate Burns Night here at the Tenement House we are displaying Agnes’s own book of Burns songs! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🎉

Today is the International Day of Education! Miss Toward was educated at Garnethill Public School and later went on to s...
24/01/2020

Today is the International Day of Education!

Miss Toward was educated at Garnethill Public School and later went on to study to be a short hand typist. Her schooling experience was different to most girls at the time, her mother prioritised her education, ensuring that she got an educated position for her first job.

The picture shows a First Class Certificate awarded to her by Garnethill Public School for the 1898-99 school year, when she was aged 12-13.

On this day our thoughts are with the many children across the world who do not get to go to school for as long as they'd like or even at all.

Join our team! Applications close on 31st January👇🏽https://www.nts.org.uk/Charity/Show-Vacancy/1560/
22/01/2020
About the Trust > Vacancies > Visitor Services Assistant, The Tenement House .

Join our team!
Applications close on 31st January👇🏽

https://www.nts.org.uk/Charity/Show-Vacancy/1560/

DescriptionJOB PURPOSE As a front line member of the Tenement team your job is give an amazing welcome and tell the story of this iconic site in the centre of Glasgow. You will be responsible for delivering our commercial offer .You will be acting as an ambassador for the site and the National Trust...

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** Currently closed due to the Covid 19 crisis ** Opening Times: March - October 2020 Daily 10am - 5 pm Last admission is at 4:30pm

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my great grandfather the late peter edgar did the plumbing for the tenement house during the 20th century upto the 1960s I plan to visit very soon
https://www.facebook.com/NTSUSA/posts/10155072731437098 We are being advertised far and wide 😎
Chouette retour dans l'ancien temps !!!
A delight to visit today. A fairly spacious example of its kind which allows for generous displays of articles which formed part of the original furnishings. I was amazed how many visitors were there! Mid-afternoon rush hour maybe?
My husband and I have ordered our tickets yesterday for the tenement house. I love history so we are both really looking forward to it.
Summer Lyons @ Miss Toward's Tenement House ❤