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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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Wonderful building

Beautiful Macintosh building - but unlike others you cab sit on the chairs, take photos, touch things! Lots of helpful info on the audio tour - good rainy activity but also... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
McColls6
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful Macintosh building - but unlike others you cab sit on the chairs, take photos, touch things! Lots of helpful info on the audio tour - good rainy activity but also beautiful gardens with great kids play area so something for all the family. nice gift shop - not too big which I think is good. Lovely cafe - a... More 

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Thank McColls6
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I knew nothing about Mackintosh before I arrived here. Now fully informed and very impressed. Excellent visit and excellent guide too.

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Thank MartynHC
Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Getting here requires a 15 minute walk from the subway (itself a treat) and is well worth it. A beautiful building and site which demonstrates nicely the genius of Mackintosh.

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Thank William S
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Can only praise this venue to the highest possible rating the process up to the wedding day was dealt with Rachel who kept us right with every detail and she was always on hand if we had any worries. On the day we were taking care of by Scott who was amazing he was helpful reassuring funny just everything we... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pleasant location, easy parking and good well priced menu. We had a good meal, only disappointment was a pudding where the chefs interpretion of the described item left us a bit bemused.

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Thank bramble40
Walkington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is definitely one not to miss if you love Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Although it was built as recently as the 1990's- it has kept faithfully to CRM's designs. All the rooms are just simply beautiful and in a couple of cases- jaw-dropping! And because it is all recreations you are welcome to sit on chairs that RCM designed; to... More 

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Thank Robin C
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We got married at House for An Art Lover in May 2016. It is an absolutely stunning venue and was perfect for our theme of Alice in Wonderland. I first heard of this venue as my work were hosting a conference there, this was just after we got engaged. I had a really good feeling about the place and knew... More 

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Thank MelissaParkinson2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely surroundings!! Beautiful area and very posh!!! Soup amazing!! Great for tourists. Recommend!!

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Thank Laurastu
Tiverton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're a fan of Mackintosh, this is not to be missed. You get a brief explanation at Reception (including being told you can sit on the seats and take photographs - most unexpected!) and the option to use a free handset which gives you detailed background on all aspects of the house, room by room. A wonderful afternoon out.... More 

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Glamis, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been planning to visit for quite some time and after the wait we were not disappointed. May not be original furniture etc. but this place is well worth seeing.

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