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House for an Art Lover

Bellahouston Park | 10 Dumbreck Road, Glasgow G41 5BW, Scotland
44-141-353-4770
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Ranked #8 of 177 Attractions in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Transported back to more elegant times. Beautiful furniture and designs. The white music room is stunning . The staff are very helpful and radio guides are included in price. Interesting things relating to Glasgow's past industries are to be found in the grounds . Art lovers cafe next door provides lovely food but is noisy due to low ceiling.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Not only is this the perfect McIntosh house but you can take photos and touch stuff! Don't miss this one even if it cost to visit.

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Corsham, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The house was built in recent years from the designs of Charles Rennie Macintosh over a century ago. Congratulations to all those involved in bringing this dream to fruition.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Set in Glasgow's lovely Bellahouston Park, this house is a partial realization of a design the Mackintoshes submitted for a competition in a German arts magazine. They didn't win (though they did receive a special prize), but we all benefit from their vision and the dedication of those who have translated into a reality. If you are at all a... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The house of an art lover was the ideal setting for my daughters wedding.Amazing building with the Rennie Mackintosh architecture and lovely gardens .the whole day from service to wedding meal and onwards into evening was brilliant.The food was excellent and staff very helpful and friendly. We have also sampled several lunches at the cafe and always a warm friendly... More

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Just one of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's masterpieces in and around Glasgow , the House for an Art Lover rubber stamps his credentials as an architectural genius with ideas decades ahead of his time. It is truly difficult to imagine that this work was late Victorian in its creation. I'd had an urge to see his work for a long time,... More

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derby
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Set in Bellahouston park this is a relatively modern building that was built in the 1990 to the architects drawings submitted by Rennie Mackintosh for a competition in nthe early 1900's The house is use by Glasgow School of Art for teaching and meetings but much of it is open to visitors. Entry is free and the rooms are a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

we stayed very short time to visit this place and have lunch but it was very nice - the rooms were lovely though there were many that were closed due to meetings - the café is very nice with great food and service

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Philadelphia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Know that this is a recently built events center cum art school which created a suite of stnning and amazing rooms directly from plans subitted bt mackintosh for a competition. Yes, slightly unreal but never mind...it was interesting and beautiful and amaz Ing? If you're a fan, definitely go. If you want realism, lower the priority. We enjoyed and learned... More

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Glasgow, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

My mum and I visited here for lunch, having heard a lot of good things about it from others. We were not disappointed! We hadn't booked (I would next time), but while it was very busy, we were able to get a table after a few minutes wait. The restaurant is beautifully decorated, clean, and has a nice ambiance. The... More

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