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The Mackintosh House

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Neighborhood: West End
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Address: 82 Hillhead Street, Glasgow G12 8QE, Scotland
Phone Number: 0141-330-5434
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The beautiful home of Charles Mackintosh, the turn-of-the-century Scottish...

The beautiful home of Charles Mackintosh, the turn-of-the-century Scottish architect and artist who brought international fame to the city of Glasgow.

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This is a must see - closed Mondays and we almost didn't return.So very glad we did. The only negative comment is in respect of the extremely officious young woman at the entrance... read more

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

This is a must see - closed Mondays and we almost didn't return.So very glad we did. The only negative comment is in respect of the extremely officious young woman at the entrance to the house (not the museum). I understand the need for extra care in visiting an exhibit of this nature and had already paid to leave my... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Mackintosh House is accessed through the Hunterian Art Gallery which is in the grounds of Glasgow University. It is a replica of the interior of the first house which Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife Margaret Macdonald bought and redesigned. Every detail of furnishings and decoration is designed by them and the effect is quite stunning. Go if you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A fabulous experience - well worth visiting Glasgow for this alone! Mostly original Mackintosh furniture and fittings from their house nearby, reinstated in this purpose-built annexe of the Hunterian. The top storey is more of an exhibition space so the items here are not included in the book, and as photos are not permitted this was unfortunate.

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Oak Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a fascinating building that preserves the interior of Macintosh's home. It is fascinating to hear the history of the building and see how the artist lived and how he converted a Victorian townhouse into a modern work of art. Also interesting to hear about and see the collaboration of Mr. and Mrs. Macintosh.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Advanced style of furnishings for that era. Loved it. A lot of stairs to climb but well worth the effort

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We sere very disappointed by our visit. Having paid the £5 each entrance fee to enter the 4 rooms. We discovered that they were accessed by circular staircases, my husband, having walking difficulties, & using a visible walking sticking stick, was not advised of this on entry, and was unable to visit more than the first level. The stewards were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The replica of the Macintosh house is splendid. It showcases the rare talent of C.R. Macintosh as interior designer and his wife the artist Margaret whose works decorated the walls in their home. I found his work remarkable in that he was always ahead of the changes that evolved during the time of Art-Deco design. A thoughful genius who understood... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Always an uplifting visit. Macintosh was a genius, and this house proves it! Here is serenity and a touch of creative magic. A place to contemplate every small detail.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Attached to the Hunterian Museum, this is a delightful adventure especially if you are a lover of art nouveau style. Be sure to make reservations if they are required. I was with a tour group so I am not sure about fees.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of my wife's favorites. I found it interesting and okay but she absolutely loved it. The design of the house and furniture that he did and the art that she added worked well/

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