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~ CHARLES RENNIE MACKINTOSH ~

Charles Rennie Mackintosh was born in Glasgow in 1868. Recognised as Scotland’s best loved interior designer and architect, there is in fact, a Charles Rennie Mackintosh society solely dedicated to promoting and celebrating his work for the public to enjoy.

Let’s look at a selection of Mackintosh attractions in Glasgow that are in some way connected to Mackintosh.

Daily Record Building

If you are in any way familiar with the work Mackintosh, you will instantly recognise this as one of his designs. Constructed in the early 1900’s, newspaper production began shortly afterwards. Today, there is also a café in the building where you can watch the world go by. Admission is free.

The Glasgow School of Art

Without doubt, this was a Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s masterpiece. Unfortunately, it succumbed to two fires in recent years. Nonetheless it is still very much worth a visit.

Mackintosh at the Willow

Mackintosh’s only surviving Tea Rooms “Mackintosh at the Willow,” is situated in Sauchiehall Street and was renovated in 2018. Enjoy a delightful afternoon tea served in the style to which you will become accustomed!

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

A constant stream of visitors’ flood through Kelvingrove to admire the Mackintosh exhibit. Marvel at his display of work which includes, furniture, textiles, glass and ceramics. Open daily and admission is free.

Helensburgh Club

Originally designed and opened as a clubhouse for the Helensburgh conservative club, this Mackintosh design is in the town of Helensburgh and is open for visitors on selected days of the week.

Scotland Street School Museum

A building designed towards the end of his career; guided tours can be arranged to learn more about the history of this elegant building. Closed on Mondays, admission is free.

The Mackintosh House

Home to Mackintosh and his wife, the interiors of 6 Florentine Terrace, Glasgow was recreated at the Hunterian Museum and tours are on a first come first served basis.

The Glasgow Art Club

Established in 1867, the Glasgow Art Club obtained their own property in 1892.

To learn more about The Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society and they work that they do including private and bespoke tours, click here.

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