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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
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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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A wonderful park with a rich history, from Dumbreck house to the Empire Exhibition of 1938 this park is historic to the people of Glasgow and truly a wonderful place to visit, it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Glasgow, United Kingdom

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful park with a rich history, from Dumbreck house to the Empire Exhibition of 1938 this park is historic to the people of Glasgow and truly a wonderful place to visit, it is full of things going on and it is a major hub for local people, once you start going here you begin to understand what i mean,... More 

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houseforanartlover, Manager at House for an Art Lover, responded to this review

Thank-you for your comments, its great to hear that you enjoy the Park, gardens and House for an Art Lover all year round. We are very fortunate to have a great local community, who like yourself, pop in regularly. Many Thanks, Lynn More 

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57 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are a Rennie Macintosh fan this is the place for you, great food good range, well worth a visit

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Thank Gill S
houseforanartlover, Manager at House for an Art Lover, responded to this review

Hi Gill, Thanks for your comments, great to hear that you found the house a must for any Mackintosh enthusiasts! Thanks, Lynn More 

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely day at your beautiful house, we loved the gardens (they are a must) please look our for the small plaque above the entrance, it's part of a beautiful poem that you can read online. We purchased two prints from the gift shop, the girl was extremely friendly and helpful with the prints being very well priced,... More 

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houseforanartlover, Manager at House for an Art Lover, responded to this review

Hi Ivana, Thank-you for popping in to visit the house and gardens, its lovely to hear that you enjoyed your visit so much. Great too that you found time to visit the gardens and gift shop on your visit, we will hopefully see you again soon! Many Thanks, Lynn More 

Cumbernauld, Scotland, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After being shown around we the wedding rooms we opted to stay for coffee etc. the cafe was pretty busy at about 11am. Five of us had coffee, tea scones and cakes which was very nice. The cafe decor was Rennie McIntosh design and very calm in a nice old world atmosphere. I will certainly return

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houseforanartlover, Manager at House for an Art Lover, responded to this review

Hi Pat, Thank-you for stopping in to visit, we are pleased to hear that you managed to fit in coffee and a scone in the Art Lovers Cafe too. We would love to see you again! Many Thanks, Lynn More 

Scotland
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48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We attended a wedding reception at this venue. It was very impressive. The grounds are lovely and there was ample car parking. The restaurant was beautifully set out with good table layout and comfortable seating. The menu on offer was excellent and service very good. Would definately recommend.

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houseforanartlover, Manager at House for an Art Lover, responded to this review

Hi Sandra, So lovely to hear that you enjoyed your experience of the venue as a wedding guest. We are delighted you were so impressed, and grateful for your recommendation! Many Thanks, Lynn More 

Central Scotland
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35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a delicious festive meal just before Christmas. The quality and presentation of the food was excellent. We could not fault the service of the staff. They were efficient, friendly and extremely attentive. This is why we are looking forward to hosting our daughter's wedding here on March 5th. We can't wait to show our guests from near and... More 

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houseforanartlover, Manager at House for an Art Lover, responded to this review

Many thanks for your lovely comments, we are so delighted that you enjoyed your lunch in the cafe and look forward to welcoming you and all of your guests for your daughters wedding celebrations in March. We are grateful you chose House for an Art Lover to celebrate their special day! Thanks, Lynn More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting if you like architecture especially Rennie Macintosh. It has a coffee shop and gift shop which are both nice but a bit pricy.

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houseforanartlover, Manager at House for an Art Lover, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments, we are glad to find that you enjoyed your visit to the house! Thanks, Lynn More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Enjoyed an excellent festive lunch with a friend in lovely surroundings. Food was well presented and very tasty although mine was not as warm as I like. Atmosphere in the restaurant was very festive.

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houseforanartlover, Manager at House for an Art Lover, responded to this review

Thank-you for your comments, I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed your festive lunch in the Art Lovers Cafe. Hopefully we will see you again! Thanks, Lynn More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Went there to see 'art'. Only thing to do was sit in the café or look around shop. The rest of the building is only used for events. Title 'House for an Art Lover' is totally misleading.

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houseforanartlover, Manager at House for an Art Lover, responded to this review

Hi Liz, Thank-you for taking the time to feedback on your recent visit to the house. We are however disappointed to read your comments, which to be honest we find a little misleading for anyone wishing to visit "House or an Art Lover" (the name Charles Rennie Mackintosh himself gave to the building for the 1901 competition). While we do... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

I met up with friends here for lunch it is a very popular place, Rennie Mcintosh designs, we got seated in a nice round table enjoyed lunch also had nice glass tea pots, also there is other places around you can visit can be an enjoyable day out, the staff are very nice and a nice relaxing atmosphere.

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houseforanartlover, Manager at House for an Art Lover, responded to this review

Thank-you for your comments, we are delighted to know that you enjoyed your recent lunch date in the Art Lovers Cafe. Hopefully we will see you at the venue again soon! Many Thanks, Lynn More 

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