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The Mackintosh House

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Address: 82 Hillhead Street, Glasgow, Scotland
Phone Number: 0141-330-5434
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Description: The beautiful home of Charles Mackintosh, the turn-of-the-century Scottish...
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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Recreated rooms of Macintosh's home.

Lovely recreation of several of the rooms that were unique in Macintosh's home. Going from Dark to light each room is unique and very interesting. The tour is at set times and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Lovely recreation of several of the rooms that were unique in Macintosh's home. Going from Dark to light each room is unique and very interesting. The tour is at set times and only with a guide. The rest of the Hunterian Art Gallery is also very enjoyable. Spend some time there as well.

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Berkshire, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Timed tours only (free admission) so visit ahead and either see if a place is available there and then or else book ahead - not sure if you can do this by phone. The tours are about 30 minutes and are very interesting and informative. You can also browse the adjacent free art gallery before or after your visit. Well... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Weird looks on the outsite, a grey lifted house. But once inside, you have to reserve a place for a tour, it will all makes sense and makes you understand why the house has been lifted. Pictures no allowed, Great tourguide, expect max 40min

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Berkeley, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Not to be missed reconstruction of the original house which was originally a few hundred feet away but demolished for an amazingly boring university building.

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Leicester, Uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

What a fabulous treat. We were on a CRM tour with our friends - my home City, their first visit - and the Dear Green Place really delivered. The House was well identified by it's position and distinctive facade as well as being signposted on the main University Avenue. Parking is readily available in lots of side-streets. We got there... More 

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Bingley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This recreation of Mackintosh and Macdonald's house is heaven for all those love the work of these two artists/designers. This concrete house, situated right next door to the Hunterian art gallery looks really unprepossessing from the outside, but inside it has been constructed to replicate the exact specifications of this couple's home. There you can see how they furnished their... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Visited on a busy Saturday so no tour. Friendly welcome at the door, but no interaction with or information from others on duty in the house. A lovely re- creation of their house and amazingly no charge for it. The Art Gallery is definitely worth visiting too, especially for the Glasgow Boys and Whistlers

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

was ok but didnt think it was as expected, house was a bit sparce with the furniture, but what was there was gorgeous, no touching allowed

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Wonderful re-creation of his house. So impressed with the authenticity of the rooms and furniture, the look and the feel of his revolutionary style. So light and clean.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

As everybody probably know the house was actually moved from original site to the University of Glasgow. Can be visited in groups of 12 people, no need no book in advance but in summer these places run out fast. The guide explains every room and what's behind the story. We had a very nice time there. The university's shop is... More 

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