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House For An Art Lover, Glasgow

(4.5/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web)
Based on a design by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, House For An Art Lover opens you up to the architecture, art, and design of the Modern movement. Be sure to check out the white music room, which brightens up the mostly wood-paneled house. The venue runs regular arts-themed events and contains the popular Art Lovers Cafe, which is known for its locally-supplied, tasty food and prompt service. Afterward, go for a stroll around the gardens or to the playground if travelling with kids. Arrange your visit to House For An Art Lover and discover more family-friendly attractions in Glasgow using our Glasgow family vacation planner.
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  • Lovely place inside and outside staff excellent meal was first class. This is a place l would recommend to anyone who like a top class venue for a special day  more »
  • A really interesting experience. Full of information about Charles Ronnie Mackintosh that I had not known. Each house area was superb and ground breaking design.  more »
  • stunning, inspiring & captivating, a place where the you can get lost in some of the most fascinating architecture of history.  more »
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  • I love House for an Art Lover. My favourite place, I want to visit once a week. I live 400 miles away. Will be in Scotland tomorrow and pleading with my husband to visit tomorrow. Love it all.
  • Fabulous place to visit. Three rooms (reception, dining room, music room) are furnished and decorated faithfully in keeping with Mackintosh's drawings. A fourth, the oval room, is done in Mackintosh style, as no drawings were submitted by him for that room. Lots of information provided on the history and contents of the house. The setting in Bellahouston Park is beautiful and easy to get to by public transport. The Art Lover's Cafe is really more of a restaurant and on the day we visited required a reservation. This meant that we had to wait until 2:30 pm for the first available lunch reservation. The food and service were excellent, if not cheap. If you just want a light snack, you may want to take it with you.
  • It's been open for 20 or possibly 21 years now and I have been using the "café" for most of that time. I say "café" because, although in the morning and after lunch it serves coffee and cakes, at lunchtime it is a fine dining restaurant in all but name. Unfortunately, it doesn't open at night. I would strongly recommend that you book online if you want to have lunch as it can get very busy, although I have managed to get a table just turning up on spec.
  • Attended wedding reception here and it was absolutely amazing. Was lucky enough to view where the ceremony would take place as we made the cake. The rooms upstairs are beautiful, as is the outside including artwork in the garden areas. The café was transformed for the evening reception and was a nice size with a good dance floor that proved popular. Would recommend as a visit for the architecture, but would REALLY recommend it as a wedding venue!
  • Lovely atmosphere, popular with weddings. But also great to pop in for some afternoon tea with friends