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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 #4 of 170 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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Nova Scotia, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Have visited a couple of times, mainly for lunch with friends. The meals were all delicious, served in a very nice dining room in a building set within lovely gardens. I highly recommend it.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

If you are an art lover of art deco, stained glass and unique furnishings, this is the place to go. Ohhs and Ahhs at every point. So unique! Romantic and Beautiful in every facet of design.

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Seattle
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91 reviews 91 reviews
25 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

If you are in anyway interested in architecture or art don't miss House for an Art Lover. We had been recommended by a friend and so glad we hopped a taxi from downtown to this gorgeous house. Amazing history about Charles Rennie MacIntosh and his wife Margaret McDonald and how this house came about.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

There is a busy cafeteria and gift shop, but access to the interior of the other parts of the building unless as part of a wedding group is very limited.

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A one off - stunning - and so contemporary in style in many ways - you have to love this ! Have been twice and loved it each time .

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My husband and I got married in House for an Art Lover in July. From the beginning we were made to feel very comfortable. The wedding coordinator was very attentive and super organised. On the day everything went smoothly. Craig who runs the event on the day is one of the nicest, most genuine man I've ever met. He put... More

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High Ongar
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85 reviews 85 reviews
9 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This place is amazing when you consider that it was designed for an architecture competition and not built in his time. It was truly a labour of love to eventually bring Rennie Macintosh's design vision to fruition. Situated in a beautiful setting it is well worth the visit but take your time and explore. You'll not be disappointed.

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Dumbarton
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is not just a place for Art Lovers, this is one of Glasgow's finest attractions. As a lover of Charles Rennie Macintosh I was delighted with this attraction which now that the Art School has been damaged by fire, has to be on your itinerary. It is quite breathtaking to see a house that Macintosh designed for an Art... More

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England
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109 reviews 109 reviews
71 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The house for an art lover is a modern construction from Macintosh's original design. The rooms in particular the music room were stunning, it would have been nice to have been able to see more of the rooms but a lot of the upstairs ones are not open to the public.

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Dumbarton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

As always House for an Art Lover is great, we have spent many afternoons here and still keep coming back!

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