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City Chambers, Glasgow

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#6 of 34 in Historic Sites in Glasgow
Government Building · Hidden Gem · Architectural Building
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Take a free guided tour of City Chambers, a historic building dominating George Square and housing the Glasgow City Council. An eminent example of Victorian civic architecture, the building was constructed between 1882 and 1888 based on a competition-winning design by architect William Young. Officially opened for business by Queen Victoria, the building hosted its first council meeting in October of 1889. The exterior features sculptures by artist James Alexander Ewing, who designed the central Jubilee Pediment in honor of Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee. The interior includes a grand staircase made of marble and alabaster, with a ceiling decorated in gold leaf and topped by a stained-glass dome. Daily tours of the site conclude on the upper gallery, offering a detailed look at the iconic dome. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to City Chambers by using our Glasgow trip builder site.
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  • We were greeted by a city official and attended a fine reception for the Once and Future Fantasies conference sponsored by the University of Glasgow and IAFA. Stunning building and an honor to attend....  more
    We were greeted by a city official and attended a fine reception for the Once and Future Fantasies conference sponsored by the University of Glasgow and IAFA. Stunning building and an honor to attend....  more »
  • Unfortunately the tours were not taking place due to a movie being filmed in the Chambers but we were permitted to wander around the main floor which was absolutely incredible. 
    Unfortunately the tours were not taking place due to a movie being filmed in the Chambers but we were permitted to wander around the main floor which was absolutely incredible.  more »
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  • Still can’t believe this tour was free! Mario was a complete natural In guiding us around and a special thanks to the woman on reception for making sure we got on the tour after relaxing in a side room and not realising a queue was forming. What a special place. The building was mind blowing both inside and out and a true masterpiece in design. So glad I finally had the chance to see it for myself. Thanks again I love it! David and my Mum.
  • Great building loads of statues covering the outside building, and inside bottom floor only was told to go in a look at the marble walls and stairs and look at the tiled floors. Worth a quick look or there is a tour. Di not have time.

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