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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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Wonderful Wedding Venue

We attended a wedding reception here this year - simply beautiful venue adding value to an already beautiful event. Catering very good indeed and staff attentive, efficient and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
ErrigalLodge
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Fortrose, United Kingdom
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Fortrose, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We attended a wedding reception here this year - simply beautiful venue adding value to an already beautiful event. Catering very good indeed and staff attentive, efficient and unobtrusive at the same time.

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Saltcoats, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been here a few times now, ( I never like to give an impression of a venue after ONE visit, you don't know if there having an off day, or a member of staff has a hangover . . .or . . . ??) Anyhoo, after visiting a few time I can confirm "It's a nice place" Food's good,... More 

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

Thanks very much for taking the time to let us know about your visit to the Art Lovers Cafe. We are pleased to hear that you gave us the opportunity to look after you on a few occasions, and that you enjoyed each visit! Thanks, Lynn More 

Glasgow
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ran a workshop for 20 people. Best location I have worked in. Very attractive rooms in beautiful setting. Good parking, excellent food. Really impressed with the friendly staff who were enormously helpful when my laptop failed to connect to projector. Big thanks to Farooq, Robert ad Kasia.....courteous, friendly and helpful. Place looks great for weddings, meals, and very interesting for... More 

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

Many thanks for your lovely comments Douglas, it's great to hear that you were so well looked after on your recent workshop at the house. Hopefully we will see you here again! Thanks, Lynn More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great lunch here - fab food in a beautiful restaurant. Very highly recommended and my advice is go and enjoy...:)

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

Thank-you so much for your recommendation Ruth, it's very much appreciated! Fabulous to hear that you enjoyed your lunch! Thanks, Lynn More 

Glasgow
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105 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been to a wedding at this lovely venue but have been for coffee in the dining area and it is very special. Lovely for a visit.

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

Thanks for taking the time to leave your comments Pauline, we are happy to heat that you enjoyed your visit! Hopefully we will see you at the venue again sometime. Thanks, Lynn More 

York
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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately we had not checked the private bookings and there was not time for us to visit. Very disappointed as we so wanted to visit.

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

Thank-you for taking the time to leave your review, although 1 out or 5 does seem a little harsh given that you didn't see the house. Our opening times are published in advance and are easy to find and clearly displayed on our web-site. We are also disappointed that you did not manage to see the house as intended, perhaps... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The House for an Art Lover was the venue for my daughter's wedding in June 2016. As such we had had various visits prior for things like set up and menu tasting. The day was wonderful, gorgeous hot sun and dry throughout, enabling the doors of the piano room to stay open during the meal and allowing guests to move... More 

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

Thank-you for your lovely comments, we are so pleased to hear that your daughters wedding day at the venue was everything that you hoped it would be - although we cant take credit for the weather! Kind Regards, Lynn More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There aren't many museums where you are invited, when you buy your ticket, to take photographs, sit on the furniture, and play the instruments but that is the case in this house and my visit was enhanced by a very talented pianist accepting the invitation! Beautiful house and interior. Although it is someway from the city centre access is quite... More 

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

Thank-you for your lovely comments, we are so delighted to hear that you not only enjoyed the visit but were treated to a pianist performing an impromptu tune in the music room as well. Thank-you for making the effort to visit we are glad you found it enjoyable. Many Thanks, Lynn More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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1,257 reviews
686 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 341 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There isn't much to see here and is very overpriced to see the house I liked the sculpture garden and the heritage centre.

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

Hi Ethan, Many thanks for your review which I have to say we found disappointing, and as such felt it only fair to outline what is on offer when visiting. The House is a modern day interpretation of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s drawings and vision, overseen at the time of building by the Professor of Architecture at Glasgow University and Head... More 

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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this venue for a wedding. The venue was beautiful and the staff were helpful. We found the venue and it was well signed to where we needed to be. The food was fantastic and catered well for my allergies.

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

We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time at the venue as the guest at a recent wedding, and that your needs were well catered for. thank-you for taking the time to leave your comments! Kind Regards, Lynn More 

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