Temporary closure of The Mackintosh House

Published: 14 November 2017

The Hunterian’s Mackintosh House will close for a short period of refurbishment from Tuesday 21 November 2017.

The Mackintosh House studio drawing roomThe Hunterian’s Mackintosh House will close for a short period of refurbishment from Tuesday 21 November 2017.

The Mackintosh House, part of the Hunterian Art Gallery on the University of Glasgow campus, is one of Glasgow’s most popular tourist attractions, welcoming visitors from around the world.

The refurbishment works will include the cleaning of soft furnishings and carpets and some repainting. The House will re-open to the public on Saturday 16 December 2017. The Hunterian Art Gallery will remain open as usual.

The Hunterian is home to one of the most important collections of the work of Scottish architect, designer and artist, Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928) and his wife, the artist Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh (1864-1933).

The Mackintosh House is a meticulous reassemblage of the principal interiors from the Mackintoshes’ Glasgow home. The couple lived at 78 Southpark Avenue (originally 6 Florentine Terrace) from 1906 to 1914.

The interiors, completed in 1981, have been furnished with the Mackintoshes' own furniture - all to Mackintosh's design - and decorated as closely as possible to the original. The selection of bric à brac, fitted carpets, curtains and other soft furnishings is based on contemporary descriptions of the house and photographs of Mackintosh interiors of the period.

The Mackintosh House
Hunterian Art Gallery
University of Glasgow
82 Hillhead Street
Glasgow G12 8QQ

Open Tuesday - Saturday 10.00am - 5.00pm and Sunday 11.00am - 4.00pm.

Admission and charges
Entry to The Mackintosh House is by guided tour on weekday mornings and self-guided in the afternoons and at weekends. Guided tours take place from Tuesday to Friday at 10.00am, 10.30am, 11.00am, 11.30am, 12.00pm and 12.30pm. Admission is self-guided from 1.00pm Tuesday to Friday and all day on Saturday and Sunday. Last admission 4.15pm (3.15pm Sunday). Tours operate on a first come basis. For conservation reasons, a maximum of 12 visitors are allowed in The House at any one time.

Admission is £5.00 (£3.00 concession). Free entry for children and young people under 18, University of Glasgow staff and students*, Hunterian Friends*, National Art Pass holders, ASVA members*, ICOM members* and UK Museums Association members.* The concessionary rate applies to senior citizens (60 and over) and the unemployed. (*With a valid membership/staff/matriculation card). Income generated from the charge contributes to the costs of running The House and allows investment in the service provided for visitors.

First published: 14 November 2017

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