Caledonian Sleeper has released a list of some of the best places in Glasgow to go and visit and explore design by Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
Charles was born in Glasgow and the architect and designer is known around the world for his designs. During October, Glasgow will host a series of exhibitions, events, and tours of Mackintosh attractions, buildings, and collections
Below you can find the list compiled by Caledonian Sleeper, where you can find out more. For more information on Caledonian Sleeper and to book tickets on their sleeper services visit their website here
Based in Bellahouston Park, House for an Art Lover is a wedding and conference venue as well as a cultural attraction. The Mackintosh Suite opens as a visitor attraction and the Art Lovers Shop and Art Lovers Café are open daily.
House for an Art Lover has promoted some public art competitions which have led to installations of unusual art works in ART PARK Glasgow. Grounds for Play, Glasshouse, AMAZE, Homage to Shipbuilding and Doocot are among some of the works at ART PARK.
The Hunterian Art Gallery has one of the most distinguished public art collections in Scotland. The gallery features the largest single holding of the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, known as the father of Glasgow style, and the Mackintosh House, the reassembled interiors from his Glasgow home. The outdoor Sculpture Courtyard also features a small display of modern works by British artists.
A short walk from The Hunterian is Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Opened in 1901, the museum is itself a work of stunning architecture and has 22 galleries. With free tours, events and family activities, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is a great day out for all the family.
Mackintosh Queen’s Cross is reflective of some of Glasgow’s greatest architecture. It is the only church designed by Mackintosh to be built and is now the international headquarters of the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society. With stained glass and fascinating wood and stonework, it is no surprise the building is now an arts and heritage venue, with an extensive calendar of exhibitions, concerts and events.
After a day of exploring the city, take a break at the Willow Tea Rooms. The tea rooms were designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and George Walton, and the architecture and design is reflective of this to this day.
Mackintosh’s signature design concept appears across the tea rooms and in many other buildings across Glasgow.
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