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The Mackintosh House

82 Hillhead Street, Glasgow, Scotland (West End)
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Ranked #6 of 177 Attractions in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

A truly fascinating and meticulous reconstruction of the home of Charles and Margaret Rennie Mackintosh. Beautiful architecture, beautiful furniture and lovely ambiance. We really enjoyed our visit.

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Corsham, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Wonderful glimpse of the home of this world famous architect and his artist wife. Interior Decor and furniture designed by them showing the same influences they used for many of their commissions for clients.

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Orlando, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The original Macintosh interiors have been installed in a new building at the university museum. A must if you are a Macintosh fan. Good guided tour.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

While very interesting to the Art lover/Historian, don't expect to take more than 15-20 minutes to visit. Combine this trip with the Huntarian Museum, then worth the extra trip.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

You would be hard pushed to know that you were actually in a reconstruction of the place where Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Margaret McDonald spent the early part of their life together. The rooms are beautifully put together and have many original items of furniture and art. You have to book onto one of the tours that take place every... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Another wonderful and informative exhibition that further expresses the creativeness and skill of the Macintosh family. Well worth a visit.

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

One of Glasgow's most prominent artists and architects, Charles Rennie Mackintosh's contribution to Glasgow is immense . Decades ahead of his time, his work is still incredibly fresh and beautiful , and when we think of Victorian dour and drab interiors, along came Mackintosh to turn everything on its head! It's essential to book at reception for the (free) half... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Even if you've never heard of Charles Rennie MacIntosh, you'll leave this house as a fan. The all white living room is exquisite. A style well ahead of it time. Guided tours in small groups only, but free of charge. The guides are very well informed and add immensely to an already worthwhile visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Informative tour. Liked seeing the furniture, etc... in its original setting. The CR Mackintosh exhibit was on at the same time in the Huntarian so it was nice to connect the two.

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Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

when you visit Glasgow this place must be on your TODO-list at the top with all the other McKintosh buildings

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