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“Very cleverly done” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Mackintosh House

The Mackintosh House
Ranked #16 of 268 things to do in Glasgow
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Owner description: The beautiful home of Charles Mackintosh, the turn-of-the-century Scottish architect and artist who brought international fame to the city of Glasgow.
Bedford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Very cleverly done”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2013

The original home of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Margaret MacDonald has been cleverly reconstructed inside the Hunterian Museum at Glasgow University. Seeing the interiors for real was a revelation when you think that this was the era of high Victorian design. Go and see for yourself.

Visited April 2013
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“Unique view into Mackintosh’s work and a must-see in Glasgow”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2013

There are many things to love in this museum house. The house was demolished decades ago, but the University of Glasgow saved the interiors and furniture and re-installed them in a replica of the house mere feet from the original property. It is only accessible through a (free!) guided tour. The house shows not only the work of Mr. Mackintosh, but also much from his wife which is refreshing to see.

What I do not love about this museum house is that the tour is very rushed and there is really no time to contemplate the place. Also a lot of the furniture and especially the carpeting seems really dirty and needs urgent replacing; this is quite distracting and needs to be attended to.

A must-see nonetheless!

Visited April 2013
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Perthshire
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“Highlight of our short break”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2013

As an admirer of all things Rennie Mackintosh, loved the house and contents. Have also visited House for an Art Lover, but it was lovely to see the genuine articles rather than copies.

Visited April 2013
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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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“An intriguing insight”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2013

An intriguing insight into the life and creative mind of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, with freedom to pause and explore, plus down to earth helpful guides whose knowledge and comments enrich the experience.....worth a visit

Visited April 2013
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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“See Mackintosh's own home reconstructed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

The Mackintosh house at the Hunterian gallery is heaven for anyone who loves the style of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. I wanted to move in on the spot! The use of so much white must have been revolutionary at the time. Mackintosh's trademarks are all there - the rose motif, the use of pinks and purple glass, the white furniture, with the added attraction of his wife Margaret Macdonald's silver decorative panels and beautiful gesso pictures. Definitely not to be missed.

Visited April 2013
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