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78 Derngate

78 Derngate, Northampton NN1 1UH, England
+44 1604 603407
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An unexpected delight!

Although I was aware of some of the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh I was certainly not aware... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jean120557
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Brighton, United Kingdom
interesting place

This is an interesting place to pass an hour. If your into art deco you will love it. there is a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tracey S
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Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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78 Derngate is the only house in England designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. It is now a multi award-winning visitor attraction offering an unforgettable day out in Northampton. Designed and remodelled by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1916, the house has been meticulously restored and opened to the public. On site: a boutique restaurant, light-filled art galleries, a stylish design shop and elegant spaces that can be hired for meetings, events and functions. 78 Derngate was the architect's final major commission; his visionary patron, Northampton model engineer, W.J Bassett-Lowke. It is the only place in the world where Mackintosh's mature architectural and interior style can be seen in their original setting. As such, the house has drawn many thousands of visitors from around the globe. Now you can follow in their footsteps and see this unique work from one of Britain's most influential and celebrated designers. Please note: To post a review for The Dining Room Restaurant ( a separate business ) you should search for their separate TripAdvisor page. Thankyou!
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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78 Derngate, Northampton NN1 1UH, England
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+44 1604 603407
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Although I was aware of some of the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh I was certainly not aware that this house in Northampton was the only one he had a hand in designing in England - and it was his last commission. In addition, the...More

Thank Jean120557
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an interesting place to pass an hour. If your into art deco you will love it. there is a cafe in the building, but its in town centre so plenty of places to eat after your visit.

Thank Tracey S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took my friend here for her birthday as she has never been. We both enjoyed it very much lovely rooms and the guide was very helpful. Then we visited the tea room which was brilliant great afternoon well recommended

Thank Maggie F
78DerngateNhampton, Manager at 78 Derngate, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Maggie F - thank you so much for your lovely review; it really is quite a special place, isn't it!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic tour of the house by Jane, great niece of the family. Best guided tour I have ever had! I would really recommend this venue.

Thank juliefriedl
78DerngateNhampton, Manager at 78 Derngate, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello juliefriedl - so pleased you enjoyed your visit so much and what a bonus to have been guided by Jane! Thank you for your lovely feedback and I will make a point of letting Jane know.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here for a group of friends for afternoon tea. The food and beverage were second to none and it was a beautiful day. The grounds are lovely to look at.

Thank dbarnett2016
78DerngateNhampton, Manager at 78 Derngate, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello dbarnett2016 - so glad you enjoyed your visit here for tea with friends...next time, take a tour round the house, too!!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small property but well worth a visit. An audio visual presentation provides an introduction but it was almost impossible to hear it, so we gave up with that. However, the rooms are certainly different.More

Thank CarolS98
78DerngateNhampton, Manager at 78 Derngate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello CarolS98 - thank you so much for reviewing your visit to 78 Derngate here, I am so pleased you found the visit well worthwhile but sorry to learn that you found the short DVD presentation inaudible at times. This problem could have been easily...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

First an admission. A few years ago I was a volunteer guide here.But it did mean I got to know the place very well. Something visitors would be well advised to think about is that the house isn't just about Mackintosh....it's also about local politician,...More

Thank alexwood62
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Having visited much of Macintosh 's work in Glasgow, I was intrigued to find that he had designed a house for WJ Bassett -Lowke, the well known model railway builder in Northampton. Enjoyed my tour of the compact property, & was also interested to learn...More

Thank NorthWalesSaint
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

We weren't sure what to expect, but an interesting house with a knowledgeable guide made the visit worthwhile. Everything well preserved and the story of the Mackintosh house is well told in a short film before the tour.

Thank RedSNorthampton
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Visited in 2015 and thoroughly enjoyed it but this time was even better. Definitely worth timing arrival with one of the guided tours (and possibly worth booking on advance) - tour was excellent and the guide gave an insight into the story behind the commission...More

Thank TrevB56
78DerngateNhampton, Manager at 78 Derngate, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thankyou for posting your review of 78 Derngate and we're very glad to know that you enjoyed your visit. For the benefit of other potential visitors we wanted to mention that 78 Derngate is one of the earliest examples in Britain of what later became...More

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Andrew W
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Response from 78DerngateNhampton | Property representative |
Hello Andrew. We often welcome children to 78 Derngate. You may have specific questions and I'll be very happy to advise you. Best wishes. David - Social Media Manager.
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