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 event venues.
The Mackintosh Suite of 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 and also take a personal audio guide tour.
The House is also home to the popular Art Lovers Café. You can enjoy light refreshments or a meal from our a la carte or daily specials menu and during the summer months, al fresco dining is on the Cafe Terrace. The Art Lovers Cafe is open daily from 10am to 5pm with our lunch menu being served betweem 12pm and 4pm. The Cafe Gallery is a contemporary programme of art exhibitions hosted by the Art Lovers Cafe throughout the year; these exhibitions can be viewed whilst you are dining, or you can pop in anytime within the Cafe opening hours for a look.
The Art Lovers' Shop offers a wide selection of Mackintosh-inspired products, alongside a variety of hand-crafted jewellery, home accessories and funky must have gifts. We are the perfect destination to purchase that unique present. The Art Lovers Shop is open daily from 10am - 5pm.
House for an Art Lover has recently launched ARTscape, an arts festival for all, which features talks, masterclasses and courses led by some of Scotland's leading contemporary artists, designers and architects. Many events are related to the Art Lovers Cafe Gallery programme, providing informal opportunities for children, young people and adults to engage with arts professionals in our purpose built studio workshops and seminar rooms. As the principal objectives of the House for an Art Lover Charitable Trust are to stimulate public interest, knowledge and participation in the arts, our arts activities are run on a not-for-profit basis. For more details visit our website www.houseforanartlover.co.uk/step_inside/events
House for an Art Lover also actively promotes art-related activities within the grounds of Bellahouston Park. Grounds for Play is one of these schemes, a small play park close the House which is an imaginative and challenging space for children to enjoy all forms of play.
Mackintosh Suite Opening Hours
Mon-Sun: 10am - 4pm*
*Opening hours can be subject to change depending on any private events being held at the House. Please telephone us in advance of your visit or check our website.
Children under 16: £3.00
Children under 10: Free
(2 Adults, 2 Children): £12.00
Off the M8 (travelling west) at junction 22, then from take junction 1 from the M77. Turn right onto Dumbreck Road and continue straight until you see signs for the House (approx 1 mile) - Junction 24 (travelling east), left at top of sliproad, right (3rd exit) at roundabout, right (3rd exit) at second roundabout then continue straight until you see signs for the House.