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The Mackintosh House

Address: 82 Hillhead Street, Glasgow, Scotland (West End)
Phone Number: 0141-330-5434
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Ranked #6 of 142 Attractions in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The beautiful home of Charles Mackintosh, the turn-of-the-century Scottish architect and artist who...
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The beautiful home of Charles Mackintosh, the turn-of-the-century Scottish architect and artist who brought international fame to the city of Glasgow.

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Cumbria, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

A brilliant idea to reconstruct the Rennie Mackintosh house, replicating the original, now demolished. Our first visit to Glasgow and to the Mackintosh story. The 30 minute timed free tour was just a little rushed, but an excellent introduction.

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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We are local and my husband has worked for the university for years but we had never visited here although we have been to various other Mackintosh buildings.we went as there was an additional exhibition on in the Hunterian on Mackintosh architecture( now over) Tour was free (pay to get into Hunterian unless like us you have University Staff cards)... More 

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Manchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The guide was very good, the tour was free - which was fantastic - and we really enjoyed it. After our visit I went home and googled more about Mrs RM - I knew she was obviously very artistic (some of her artwork is displayed) and I felt sure that some of the interior design must have been heavily influenced... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Knew very little about this designer/architect before this visit. Entrance is via timed escorted visits of 30 minutes duration. Felt a bit rushed but so educational. I could have done it twice and will definitely return some day to ask the unanswered questions there was no time to ask

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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

U had never heard of the architect McIntosh outside of the computer. His work is excellently preserved in this museum which is an exact replica of his first home.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

It is a guided tour (mandatory) that is really well done. Lot's of story and explanations as to why each room is the way it is. I like to take photos and unfortunately photography is not allowed.

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London, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

the tour of the house is available from within the Hunterian Gallery, not the Hunterian Museum, though all are within Glasgow University's precincts. Rebuilt in a location near the original one which was demolished, this is a faithful reconstruction of his house and its fine decoration and furniture. A very informative guide took us round in about 30 minutes. A... More 

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glasgow, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

This is a must-see for anyone interested in Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Architecture, Art Nouveau, Interior Design, fabrics etc.... The house is a recreation of CRM's home between 1906-1914, using many original objects within a new building shell. The original house was 100 metres away but was demolished, fortunately much of the interior was saved and bequeathed to Glasgow University. The... More 

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

A must for any CR Mackintosh fan. Not a lot to see but well worth the visit - entrance via the University.

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Bingley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Looks very odd from the outside but worth a wait for a guided tour. Excellent reproduction and great to see how Mackintosh and Margaret MacDonald lived.

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