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House For An Art Lover, Glasgow

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Architectural Building Tourist Spot
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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  • I made the trip down here to see the realisation of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's plans for this house. Recommended.  more »
  • Stunningly beautiful. Inexpensive. Explains the building of the Mackintosh competition admission. The rooms are stunning. The gardens are beautiful. I loved this spot!  more »
  • If you’re approaching from the west along Paisley Road West you should know that there is no right turn onto Dumbreck Road so you either need to go left towards Ibrox Stadium and double back along Bro...  more »
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  • I didn't get chance to get in as it was closed to public by the time I got there. Will be back this weekend though and going by how beautiful the gardens are managed I'm looking forward to seeing inside. Looking at some pictures other people have out on and they are stunning. A lovely house and lovely gardens with park and ski course on same grounds. Also a few mazes and other attractions. Great day out for family's of all ages. Something for everyone.
  • House For An Art Lover is absolutely stunning. I think the trust has done an amazing job of realising and bringing to life the designs of Charles and Margaret Mackintosh. I can't recommend a visit highly enough! Their tour, restaurant & gift shop and customer service are all 5 star too.
  • Could not believe the extortionate entry price! Totally over the top and made it too expensive to go in with my kids. The cafe is also very expensive but the food and drink looked good and waiting staff were excellent.
  • Amazing restaurant. Beautiful building. One-way married here and it was fantastic . Staff are very welcoming. The wee shop has looks of beautiful trinkets.
  • 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.