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House for an Art Lover

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Address: Bellahouston Park | 10 Dumbreck Road, Glasgow G41 5BW, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-141-353-4770
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1901 and built in the attractive...
Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1901 and built in the attractive setting of Bellahouston Park in the 1990s, House for an Art Lover allows the visitor an insight into Mackintosh's renowned talent not just as an architect, but as a an artist, designer and pioneer of the Modern Movement. The venue runs regular arts themed events and is home to the popular Art Lover's Cafe.
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Great place. Stunning venue for wedding I can imagine. Would be nice if more of it was opened up and there was more exhibits but the building alone is well worth a visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Glasgow, United Kingdom

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Great place. Stunning venue for wedding I can imagine. Would be nice if more of it was opened up and there was more exhibits but the building alone is well worth a visit.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This building is a pastiche based on a series of drawings submitted by CR Mackintosh for a competition. The drawings are fairly loose and because the building was no more than a fiction, it was not measured fully nor specified to any extent. Only in Glasgow could it suddenly become a reality some ninety years after it was drawn and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The house and commentary are excellent. The cafe is too elaborate - I,possible to get just a sandwich and coffee.

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Oban, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

i was their for a meeting and i enjoyed the surrounding area the food was excellent staff very helpful

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Kriens, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

For every Mackintosh Lover a must! I especially liked the oval room and the music room. The sculptures in the surrounding park are also interesting.

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Glasgow
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126 reviews 126 reviews
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I love Rennie Mackintosh and all the work he has done. This is a reconstruction of a house4 which won a prize for architecture but was never built. The Appreciation Society got the money together and built it exactly to the drawings and it is magnificent. Go you will like it. The park it is in , Bellahouston, is beautiful... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This is s well worth visit for art lovers and non art lovers alike. The construction of this memorial to a Glasgow legend - Charles Renee Macintosh - is genius in concept and delivery. It shows his foresight in a Victorian era which was sadly not recognized in his time. Beautiful gardens and fabulous gift shop.

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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Charles and Margaret Mackintosh designed an absolute masterpiece. The Music Room is stunning in every detail, The dining room is so elegant. The overall design of the house is so modern, considering the Charles Rennie Mackintosh did the drawings over 100 years ago. The staff are very knowledgeable and pleasantly helpful. The audio guides are a great idea. The souvenir... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

As my in laws are elderly, it takes quite a bit of organising to actually get then out of the house and transport them too their desired afternoon out location. Having never visited the house i was pleasantly surprised when my mother in law suggested this as her desired location. Having transported them both there we had bit of difficulty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We are loyal followers of Frank Lloyd Wright and explore his homes around the US. We got interested in Rene Macintosh and visited the School of Art in downtown Glasgow. We tried to see rooms from his private residence but they are incorporated into the library at the University and only available Wednesday thru Saturday. Take the subway and enjoy... More 

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Address: Address: Bellahouston Park | 10 Dumbreck Road, Glasgow G41 5BW, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-141-353-4770
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow

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