House for an Art Lover

Address:  10 Dumbreck Rd, Bellahouston Park, Glasgow, G41 5BW
Tel: 0141 353 4770

Opening hours:
Summer Season (April – September)
Mon – Wed: 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Thurs – Sun: 10.00 am – 1.00 pm

Winter Season (October – March)
Sat & Sun: 10.00 am – 1.00 pm
Mon – Fri: For weekday opening times, please telephone in advance

Situated within the beautiful landscape of Bellahouston Park and adjacent to magnificent Victorian Walled Gardens, House for an Art Lover is a truly unique venue.

House for an Art Lover was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and is one of the most exciting pieces of recent research on Glasgow’s most famous architect.  It is also one of Glasgows most popular visitor attractions and provides spectacular and exclusive private dining facilities.

Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Glasgow most famous architect entered a competition in 1901 to design a ‘House for an Art Lover’.  His competition entry was late and thus was disquilified.  He and his wife, Margaret Macdonald, a decorative artist who also worked on his submissions, were awarded a special prize for “their pronounced personal quality, their novel and austere form and the uniform configuration of interior and exterior.”

In the late eighties, consulting engineer Graham Roxburgh had the idea of building the House that Mackintosh and Macdonald designed.  Building work began in 1989, but was soon halted due to the recession in the ealy nineties.  A partnership between Glasgow City Council and the Glasgow School of Art led to the recommencement of the building work until more than one hundred years after the designs were first created, the House was completed.

The House exists today as an art gallery; the Mackintosh Exhibition rooms have been realised by contemporary artists and crafts people from the designs in the original portfolio, turning Mackintosh’s vision into reality.  Visitors can compare these original drawings against each completed room.  The exterior structure and suite of room interiors provide a spectacular insight into Mackintosh’s design characteristics.  The ongoing interpretation and creation of the art works within the House are highlighted in a fascinating audio tour and DVD presentation.


  • Adults £3.50
  • Children/OAPs/Students £2.50
  • Children under 10  FREE
  • Family (2 Adult + 2 Children)  £7.00
  • Group Adult  £3.00
  • Schools  £1.00 per child

For more information visit the official website.

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