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House for an Art Lover

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Address: Bellahouston Park | 10 Dumbreck Road, Glasgow G41 5BW, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-141-353-4770
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1901 and built in the attractive...

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.

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Lovely food

Been here a few times for lunch and have totally enjoyed it each time. Good food...lovely atmosphere and very attentive staff.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Sandra L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Been here a few times for lunch and have totally enjoyed it each time. Good food...lovely atmosphere and very attentive staff.

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Attended here recently for a friends wedding - lovely venue - very light, bright contemporary atmosphere. Staff attentive, friendly. Lovely food

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Thank KHJM
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is great for experiencing Rennie mackintosh as you an touch, sit open Furniture doors and even, I believe, play the piano. You get the design but also the practicality of some of his design features this way. A fascinating piece of living archeology. The handset tour idea is good, for if the speakers get too technical for you, you... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Credit where it's due. This venue is completely amazing from us looking online 18months ago for a venue and this being the only place we visited, we left after a look around with full intention of booking the venue. We are both so pleased to have booked the full venue as all our guests have commented that it was one... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Situated in Bellahouston Park on Glasgow's South Side, the House for an Art Lover is well worth a visit. Built in 1996 to Charles Rennie Mackintosh's design entry for a 1901 competition, we can imagine Mackintosh and his wife Margaret Macdonald walking through these rooms, looking out over the balcony to the garden below, or sitting at the Music Room... More 

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Tenbury Wells
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you have any interest in design and Charles Rennie Mackintosh this is a must visit. Some say how did he foresee so many design trends that followed when in fact his influence was so strong it was still having an effect on design years and decades later. Make sure you allow time to eat at the restaurant, but might... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited here recently for a friends wedding. The venue was beautiful even though I only got to see a small part of it. The staff were friendly and I thoroughly enjoyed my time there.

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houseforanartlover, Manager at House for an Art Lover, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to the house as a guest at your friends wedding, hopefully you will come back and see more of the house another time! Thanks, Lynn More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We wondered what Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife would make of this realisation of their work.

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houseforanartlover, Manager at House for an Art Lover, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting again Maggie, we like to think Charles and Margaret would approve of the realisation of their work! Lots of hard work, interpretation and craftsmanship has gone in to making it a reality. Many thanks, Lynn More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was in for afternoon tea, Lovely! Cannot fault. Staff very attentive and a lovely little shop attached. The small museum attached is very interesting.

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houseforanartlover, Manager at House for an Art Lover, responded to this review

Many thanks for visiting, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your afternoon tea in the Art Lovers Cafe as well as enjoying the Visitor attraction and browse in our gift shop too. Thank-you, Lynn More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great venue and attraction recently refurbished and run as an events and arts venue. Ideal for meetings, conferences, weddings and dinners but also has an artistic community project on site so worth a visit in it's own right if that's your thing.

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houseforanartlover, Manager at House for an Art Lover, responded to this review

Thank-you for visiting House for an Art Lover Arthur, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time at the house. As you mentioned we do also accommodate weddings, private events and meetings as well as having a full program of art classes, residencies and exhibitions throughout the year. There is information on everything going on here at HfAL... More 

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