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78 Derngate

78 Derngate, Northampton NN1 1UH, England
+44 1604 603407
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Interesting education on design

A small, personal look at a designer I'd never heard of but am now enamored with. I received a... read more

Reviewed October 20, 2016
Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany
Historically interesting

Wonderful house full of history. Proof of the innovation of Mackintosh. Wonderful information... read more

Reviewed October 19, 2016
Northampton, United Kingdom
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78 Derngate is the only house in England designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. It is now a multi award-winning visitor attraction offering an unforgettable day out in Northampton. Designed and remodelled by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1916, the house has been meticulously restored and opened to the public. On site: a boutique restaurant, light-filled art galleries, a stylish design shop and elegant spaces that can be hired for meetings, events and functions. 78 Derngate was the architect's final major commission; his visionary patron, Northampton model engineer, W.J Bassett-Lowke. It is the only place in the world where Mackintosh's mature architectural and interior style can be seen in their original setting. As such, the house has drawn many thousands of visitors from around the globe. Now you can follow in their footsteps and see this unique work from one of Britain's most influential and celebrated designers. Please note: To post a review for The Dining Room Restaurant ( a separate business ) you should search for their separate TripAdvisor page. Thankyou!
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78 Derngate, Northampton NN1 1UH, England
+44 1604 603407
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Reviewed October 20, 2016

A small, personal look at a designer I'd never heard of but am now enamored with. I received a personal tour which was very interesting. The background stories of the individuals added to the experience; the staff did a great job.

Thank KokoP589
Reviewed October 19, 2016

Wonderful house full of history. Proof of the innovation of Mackintosh. Wonderful information centre and cafe.

Thank Lakeworth1
Reviewed October 14, 2016

this is so worth a visit it is amazing, very detailed and with excellent tour guides and a great restaurant attached

Thank Pokemon2004
Reviewed October 13, 2016

We had visited Glasgow and some of Rennie Macintosh's work earlier in the year and were told of this,his only commission outside Scotland.Finding ourselves in the area we decided to detour. Firstly I would say a little knowledge of his work adds to the appreciation...More

Thank Geoffrey G
Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

Charles Rennie Macintosh gets the headlines (and will probably get you in through the door) but the real star of this museum is Wenman Joseph Bassett-Lowke. He was the owner of the house who employed Rennie Macintosh as his architect and was obviously a man...More

Thank Roger W
Reviewed October 12, 2016

Fascinating. I have been twice and used the guided tour which is full of interesting facts and insights. The Tearooms are good too!

Thank cheryl622015
Reviewed October 9, 2016

great place if you like r macintosh. do book a tour t5hough as you gain so much more insight than just wandering around. easy to find and close to the centre.

Thank LiverpoolNell
Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

Interesting to see Mackintosh's work in England - much later than his Scottish work. Very modest house.

Thank agmcbride
Reviewed October 4, 2016

This is such a quaint and interesting place to visit. The tour information is well thought out and comical. Would take visitors to the town here again.

Thank SKG13
Reviewed September 25, 2016

We went to see this art deco house and hear it's history and we were not disappointed. They also have a small tea room and we were sad we couldn't get in for tea as it was so busy and we hadn't made reservations. Our...More

Thank Leslie W
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November 29, 2017|
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Response from 78DerngateNhampton | Property representative |
Hello, I am afraid we cannot allow dogs into the house, but there is a garden and if possible your dog could perhaps be left with somebody or tied up outside (if the weather permits!)
Rachel M
September 30, 2017|
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Response from VitreusArt | Reviewed this property |
Really sorry for the late reply, but have been away. No entry fee is payable if you are just having lunch.
Andrew W
November 14, 2015|
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Response from 78DerngateNhampton | Property representative |
Hello Andrew. We often welcome children to 78 Derngate. You may have specific questions and I'll be very happy to advise you. Best wishes. David - Social Media Manager.