House for an Art Lover

House for an Art Lover

Designed by the famous Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, House for an Art Lover provides an excellent resource for visitors as a cultural attraction and tourist destination, whilst also being one of the city's finest wedding and events venues. The House is also home to the popular Art Lovers Cafe and Art Lovers Shop.

This stunning venue is the place to meet, eat, greet and shop and take in the wonder of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's iconic designs that are featured throughout the house.

The Mackintosh Suite

The exterior of the House for an Art Lover has been realised, in materials, craftsmanship and dimensions, as closely as possible to the Mackintosh designs of 1901.  Take a stroll around the House and into the nearby walled garden.  You will see that the House sits comfortably in its parkland surroundings, almost as if Mackintosh himself had selected the setting.

Inside the House, Mackintosh designed the entire layout of rooms but he and his wife provided detailed interior designs for only the double height Entrance Hall, the Dining Room, Oval Room and Music Room*.  This group of rooms have been realised in breathtaking detail together with the Main Staircase and Gallery and is referred to as 'The Mackintosh Suite', to which visitors are welcome at most times.

As the Mackintosh Suite can also be hired out for wedding celebrations and corporate events, you are advised to check this website for opening times or phone 0141 353 4770 prior to your visit.

Find out more about other rooms and hidden gems inside the house - click here
For more information about Charles Rennie Mackintosh, click here
Learn more about the house and how it was created - click here

The Art Lovers Shop:

A well kept secret, The Art Lovers Shop offers a wonderful selection of fun and quirky products, must have presents and a wide selection of Mackintosh inspired gifts and contemporary jewellery.  Stockists of brands such as Inch Blue and Jelly Cat, The Art Lovers Shop is the perfect destination to buy that unique present.

The Art Lovers Shop is open daily 10am - 5pm. For queries please call us 0141 353 4770 or contact us via email

Gift Vouchers

You can also purchase gift vouchers which can be redeemed on any products within the Art Lovers Shop. Vouchers are available from £10 upwards and can be purchased in the shop, by calling 0141 353 4770 or online.

Art Lovers Cafe

In the Art Lovers Café, they have a passion for good food and friendly service.

Open daily from 10am to 5pm with lunch served between 12pm and 4pm, The Art Lovers Café is the perfect location to 'do lunch'.

There is a great team of Chefs sourcing ingredients from local suppliers, and a beautiful terrace for al fresco dining (weather permitting!)

To view menus click here - For reservations, please telephone 0141 353 4779

Gift Vouchers

Treat your family and friends to lunch in The Art Lovers Cafe with a Gift Voucher. Available from £10 upwards by calling 0141 353 4770. 

Opening times and admission prices:

Entry to the grounds, shop and cafe is free.

Admission prices for the house includes the use of an audio handset guide

Adults - £4.50
Children/Concessions/Students - £3.00
Children under 10 - FREE (Must be accompanied by an adult)
Family (2 Adults + 2 children) - £12.00
Groups of 10 Adults or more - £4.00 per adult
School Groups - £2.00 per child


We are delighted to welcome tour groups to the House, please just telephone us in advance to arrange this on 0141 353 4770 or via email to Bookings can be made no earlier than 6 weeks prior to your date of visit. Groups with 10 or more people can be arranged a tour guide.

Opening times vary - please click here for most up to date opening hours