Hunterian Art Gallery
Across the road from the Hunterian Museum , and part of the same bequest, the bold tones of the Scottish Colourists (Samuel Peploe,...
Housed in the glorious sandstone university building, which is in itself reason enough to pay a visit, this quirky museum contains the...
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Mackintosh House information
Attached to the Hunterian Art Gallery , this is a reconstruction of the first home that Charles Rennie Mackintosh bought with his wife, noted designer/artist Margaret Macdonald. It's fair to say that interior decoration was one of their strong points; Mackintosh House is startling even today. The house is scheduled to become part of the new museum at Kelvin Hall , but probably not until 2020.
The quiet elegance of the hall and dining room on the ground floor give way to a stunning drawing room. There's something otherworldly about the very mannered style of the beaten silver panels, the long-backed chairs and the surface decorations echoing Celtic manuscript illuminations. You wouldn't have wanted to be the guest that spilled a glass of red on this carpet. Visits are by guided tour on the half hour.