The Mackintosh House

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The Mackintosh House
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Hunterian holds an unrivalled collection of the work of Scottish architect, artist and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868–1928) and his wife, the artist Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh (1864–1933). The highlight of this collection is the Mackintosh House, Mackintosh’s only surviving domestic interior in his native Glasgow and one of its most popular attractions. Located in the Hunterian Art Gallery at the University of Glasgow, the Mackintosh House features original interiors from the Mackintoshes’ home, meticulously reassembled on three floors. Located immediately outside the entrance to the Mackintosh House, the new Mackintosh House Introduction Gallery tells the fascinating story of the House and collection. There is no additional interpretation within the House itself, allowing visitors to experience moving through a real home, seeing exactly what the Mackintoshes and their visitors would have seen between 1906 and 1914.
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Cranleigh, UK419 contributions
Couples
What an interesting house. It is situated next to the Huntairain Gallery which we also visited. The amazing story behind this house is told in an informative video at the entrance and is free. However once you have seen you may well be keen to pay a small charge and step inside. It is very much worth it. There were guided tours but we just wandered through the modest sized house on our own each room has been faithfully recreated ( why recreated then you must visit and watch the video). The way Rennie and his wife had decorated and designed their house was fascinating. Overall an unexpectedly excellent place to pop on your list of must do’s in Glasgow
Written October 5, 2021
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Thanks for leaving us such a great review !
Written December 10, 2021
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Lucy E
Anlaby, UK29 contributions
This museum is unique and a very special place to learn about Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife Margaret. The rooms have been beautifully recreated and are breathtakingly beautiful. The guides were so friendly and informative, especially Nigel, who brought the exhibits alive for us. A wonderful celebration of love between Charles and Margaret. We could have spent much longer there - fabulous!
Written June 15, 2022
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Alistair
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I visited the Mackintosh House and Hunterian Art Gallery on 14/9/21. The two have a common entrance and can be done as one visit. The Gallery has excellent paintings with a current exhibition of Glasgow University's unique Whistler paintings and drawing collection. The House demonstrates Mackintosh's wonderful alignment of decoration and furniture to create a whole living space. Many of the furnishings are original and were used by the architect and his artist wife, Margaret Macdonald who contributed significantly to the decor.
Written September 15, 2021
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Thanks for the review. I do hope you had a wonderful visit !
Written September 15, 2021
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Patric D
Sandbach, UK708 contributions
The mackintosh House has been oainstakingly re-build with the modern Hunterian Museum.
Ince inside, you immediately forget that you are actually in a modern concrete building. It is totally convincing and shows the mackintosh style to its best
Written June 27, 2022
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Samiya7
Deerfield Beach, FL1,045 contributions
Couples
It cost us £6 to see 4 rooms and about 15 minutes of our time. The first floor had a dining room, second floor had the living room and third floor had the bedroom. The furniture was very simple and modern but unique. I o my recommend a visit If you are big into architecture of furniture.
Written May 17, 2022
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Lita912
Northampton, UK30 contributions
This is a fab recreation of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's and his wife Margaret's original home. It has amazingly preserved original pieces of furniture and some fittings from the house itself designed by him and his wife.

The staff are very knowledgeable and helpful too. I highly recommend if visiting Glasgow.
Written September 16, 2021
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Thanks for leaving us a lovely review ! We will share your great feedback with the staff !
Written September 17, 2021
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HHay2013
Aberystwyth, UK24 contributions
Family
Fascinating and stunning museum. How fortunate that the exhibits were kept safe and trouble was taken to find a way to display them so authentically. Easy to see why it’s one of the top attractions in Glasgow. Really enjoyed our visit.
Written February 22, 2022
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Thanks for such a lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit !
Written March 4, 2022
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Trishfortat
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Couples
We arrived as the doors opened and as a result had the house to ourselves for at least 40 minutes - what a treat! It really is a fantastic way to appreciate Remy Macintosh and his wife Margaret’s beautiful designs. A huge thank you to Nigel (very knowledgeable guide) for sharing his knowledge with us.

The only criticism is it’s a bit tricky to find the house/museum. Better signage would really help.
Written March 31, 2022
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Hannah Rebecca
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Family
I was visiting Glasgow to do research on Mackintosh’s tearooms for my degree project. It was late in the day when we got to the Hunterian so nearly didn’t do the house, but I’m so glad we did! What a fantastic tribute to his work. It’s great that you can explore the house, and Mackintosh’s original furniture, without being restricted by barriers. It truly is a work of art! Loved seeing some of his original drawings in the intro gallery too. Shout out to staff member, Nigel who was so enthusiastic and knowledgable on all things Mackintosh, this really enhanced the experience.
Written October 17, 2021
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Thanks for the great feedback about your visit and also Nigel ! We hope to se you again sometime !
Written December 10, 2021
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK157,761 contributions
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First time I've visited despite being a student despite being Glaswegian and didn't even know it was here despite being a student at the university many years ago. The Mackintosh House is a house museum that was the home of famed Glaswegian architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh between 1906 and 1914. Although not the original, the museum has tried to recreate the original based on the original Mackintosh designs.

As you can imagine, the house is just infused with Art Nouveau throughout and the living room is simply amazing with it contracts of lightness with the much darker furnishing. The entrances is a bit expensive for not much more than a half hour visit. Safely say that's the building would be a fantastic visit for Art Nouveau or Mackintosh fans.
Written July 9, 2019
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