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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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Good Wedding venue

This is a good choice for a Wedding Venue. The gardens and buildings lend themselves well to the Wedding Photographs and there is plenty of space for the reception, dinging room... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a good choice for a Wedding Venue. The gardens and buildings lend themselves well to the Wedding Photographs and there is plenty of space for the reception, dinging room and the bar / dancing area.

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Thank Skottlandi
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wonderful trip. This is a 1990s built house, from 1901 plans created by Rennie Mackintosh for a competition, where he was unfettered by a client's specification. Very knowledgeable staff and audio guide explained how they overcame lack of information on 90 year old plans to make a considered structure in keeping with historical detail.

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Thank gingersnap1962
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful picturesque House area and Flower Garden. Popular for weddings. Lovely dining area and Rennie MacIntosh style furniture for the wedding photo's, as are the surrounding gardens for photos also. There is the colourful flower gardens that are lovely to look at if just visiting. Or if a wedding, beautiful for photo's, especially if a summer wedding. The tearoom is... More 

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Thank lucillem132016
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A real delight for lovers of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Beautiful house and contents. Being able to touch and sit on the furniture was a bonus. Grounds looked interesting but inclement weather stopped any exploration.

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Thank LibbyLush
Cambuslang, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The House is stunning in every way. The setting in a fabulous park makes all the difference if you have children with you. The food in the cafe is really tasty and affordable for most budgets. Definitely worth a visit. NB - A lovely wedding venue.

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

Catch lunch or afternoon tea - charming but usually busy so book if you can. You might see a wedding party in the lovely garden. Fit in a visit to the Macintosh house to round off your visit.

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Thank stevieplastock
Somers, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rennie Macintosh was an innovative Glascow architect who produced wonderful home and furniture designs at the turn of the 20th century. The House for Art Lovers is a home and interiors of his design that was built by a fan of his work some 90 years after Macintosh created the plans for a 1902 architecture contest. The House and furniture... More 

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

House for the Art Lovers.......A great building, a great internal site, amazing testament to the CRM original Architect

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The House for An Art Lover is one of Glasgow's best places to visit. The rooms which fulfill Charles Rennie Mackintosh's design are exquisite in every detail. Glasgow weather permitting, visit the old walled garden of the villa which previously occupied the site. Art classes and courses are offered at this venue as well as occasional events, including musical evenings... More 

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Thank Geraldine W
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful hidden that celebrates both the talents of Macintosh & his wife. Wonderful internal spaces. Beautiful setting. Quaint cafe & gift shop.

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

Thank-you for visiting, and for taking the time to feedback on your experience - we are happy to hear that you enjoyed it! Thanks, Lynn More 

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