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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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Just kidding, it's free! The house was pretty cool and the guided tour was informative. The tour takes about 30 minutes to do, so if it's booked up you can just do the next one... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Guelph, Canada
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Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Just kidding, it's free! The house was pretty cool and the guided tour was informative. The tour takes about 30 minutes to do, so if it's booked up you can just do the next one soon enough. There is also a small art gallery in the same building, so a great way to wait for the next tour if need... More 

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Port Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Macintosh's home is now incorporated into another building. It took us s few minutes to realize that the "house" was no longer an actual "house" that you could be seen from the street. You must go on a guided tour and no photography is allowed. The tour is free. The interior is amazing. What a visual feast! You see the... More 

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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

I loved it here, even though I had to travel to Helensburgh to see it. It was well worth it, it was nice to see a family home and where the children etc had lived an played. It brought it all into perspective. This is owned by the National Trust for Scotland and you need to pay unless you are... More 

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Chester UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

After recovering from our embarrassment in spending 20 minutes wandering about outside trying to find the Mackintosh House (it's actually been rebuilt within the museum) we really enjoyed this visit and the exceptionally well informed guide. A real treat.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This is a must see. We timed it just right and a tour was just started. The tours and entrance are free. The guide takes you from room to room and gives you some general information and specific information on certain pieces. Then there is an opportunity to look around the room and/or ask questions. You are not free to... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Awesome if you are a Rennie Macintosh follower (and even if you're not!) and the tour is free! Guide was so knowledgeable, seemed like there were tours taking place about every hour.

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Welwyn Garden City, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

First of all it is important to mention that this is a reconstruction of three rooms of Mackintosh's house: the hallway, dining room, drawing room and master bedroom. The original house had to be demolished, so the university reconstructed these rooms in the museum. So there is not that much to see, but you can get a good feel for... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The tour of the house is not long but very worthwhile. It is really amazing how he changed his house plus seeing all items he and his wife designed and made. Although we have seen many of his buildings around Glasgow, this was a fascinating insight into his design genius.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Having loved Mackintosh since choosing his work to study in GCSE art; seeing his furniture creations and how his house would have been was a great experience. Not one to miss if you have an interest in art, design and architecture. And it's free - winner!

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I had some time free during a business trip and took a trip up to the Mackintosh House, and was pleased I did so. A short wait with a small group and we was provided with a tour of the house. The guides were very informative and friendly, giving some great background information to how the house was designed and... More 

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Address: Address: 82 Hillhead Street, Glasgow, Scotland
Phone Number: 0141-330-5434
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow>  > West End

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