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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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Art Nouveau at its best!

Located inside the Hunterian Art Gallery at the university, this is a replica of the Macintosh house furnished with genuine items of Macintosh's fascinating designs, which still... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Bourne, United Kingdom
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Bourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Located inside the Hunterian Art Gallery at the university, this is a replica of the Macintosh house furnished with genuine items of Macintosh's fascinating designs, which still look great today, even though they are typically a 100 years old. There is an excellent 30 minute guided tour through the house, which run very frequently. Combine a visit here with one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This free tour was a dream come true! While the pace was rather hurried (small groups go through every quarter hour), all questions were entertained, and the educational aspect was wonderful! There's no touching, no photographing, and generally speaking, no getting close to anything, so navigating the small space was tricky. The book in the Huntarian Bookstore about the house... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Tour was very interesting and not too long. Wonderful to find that it is ok to take photos as long as you avoid getting other people in your shot. Encouraged me to find out more and visit other related sites of interest around the city.

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

You can't go to Glasgow without hearing about Mackintosh. This House contains some wonderful features designed by Mackintosh.

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Markham, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Lot of talk about this. Free tour. Very controlled you are allowed to be in this room for 2 minutes after she stops talking. No pictures including any of the guides. Pictures only when done talking.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

A Rennie Mackintosh tour is a must-do when visiting Glasgow, and since the fire at the School of Art, the Mackintosh House in the Hunterian Art Gallery is the highlight. It has been lovingly re-created in a new building and tours are fascinating and informative.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

With much of the Mackintosh legacy in Glasgow destroyed in the fire at the GSA, this is your best bet. Small free tours run every 30 minutes, make sure you register early. Our guide seemed a bit bored by it all and lost track of her monologue periodically. She appeared more interested in her phone.

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Hensall ON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

once demolished but now restored within the museum it was amazing to see the creativity of this couple as they created their matrimonial home in the very early 1900's.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Just go, its a revelation as to how progressive mackintosh [and wife ]were for the times.Its also part of the Hungarian gallery which has an excellent collection of paintings including those by Whistler.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I'm so glad the University was able to re-create the MacKintosh home interior and exterior. It made us sad that they were underappreciated in their lifetimes. The gorgeous furniture, artwork, and decor are explained to you by a guide in a small group. There are also two gallery rooms at the end with more examples of the Glasgow Style. If... More 

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