Change to Mackintosh House visitor access

Published: 25 June 2018

Access to the Mackintosh House at The Hunterian is now self-guided, allowing more visitors to experience the popular attraction.

The Mackintosh House studio drawing roomAccess to the Mackintosh House at The Hunterian is now self-guided. This change will allow more visitors to experience the Mackintosh House over the busy summer period.

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 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 £6.00/£3.00 concession.
  • Last admission 4.15pm (3.15pm on Sunday).
  • For conservation reasons, a maximum of 12 visitors are allowed in the Mackintosh House at any one time.
  • For security reasons we do not allow bags of any kind (including handbags) in the Mackintosh House. Bags can be stored in the lockers on the basement level. 
  • Visitors should be aware that CCTV is in operation.

Find out more about the Mackintosh House.

First published: 25 June 2018

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