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“Interesting” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Mackintosh House

The Mackintosh House
82 Hillhead Street, Glasgow, Scotland (West End)
0141-330-5434
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Ranked #4 of 127 Attractions in Glasgow
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: The beautiful home of Charles Mackintosh, the turn-of-the-century Scottish architect and artist who brought international fame to the city of Glasgow.
Bournemouth
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“Interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Visited on a Sunday afternoon. Very interesting reconstruction of his house. Free too! I really liked the work he did. Worth a visit even if you are not particularly into art galleries at it is separate.

Visited August 2014
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Loved walking round in a design rich environment. Love the fixtures and fittings but so much of the Mackintosh style in a small space was very overpowering. Love the house.

Visited July 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“The best! Good guide, as well.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

For Mackintosh fans, this is an absolute must! Be aware that the original building itself was demolished, but Mackintosh didn't design the building. The interior, which he did design, was preserved, and this is it.

Visited July 2014
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“A super place to visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

It gave the me a good idea of how Rennie MacKintosh's designs worked in practice rather than just reading about it in books. Since I was in Glasgow with a friend we definitely put this on our list to see and were not disappointed.

Visited August 2014
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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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“Absolutely wonderful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The Mackintosh House is well worth a visit. It's amazing to see the rooms set out as they would have been with Charles Rennie Mackintosh's furniture designs and décor, which are absolutely stunning and so contemporary - back in the day, his beautiful designs were way ahead of their time! The house is a great place to visit, free of charge, and visitors are able to walk freely through each room (without touching the furniture though). There are staff in each room who are very approachable and knowledgeable, and happy to answer any questions you may have. For anyone interested in Mackintosh, the house is a 'must'.

Visited July 2014
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