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78 Derngate

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Address: 78 Derngate, Northampton NN1 1UH, England
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+44 1604 603407
10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00

78 Derngate is the only house in England designed by Charles Rennie...

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.

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Art Deco lovers from Reading

Very Good newish museum & house that you can tour yourself or take a guided tour for no extra cost. Very informative.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Terry D
Reading, United Kingdom
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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very Good newish museum & house that you can tour yourself or take a guided tour for no extra cost. Very informative.

Thank Terry D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent an interesting morning at this fabulous Charles Rennie Mackintosh designed house in Northampton. The tour by the volunteer guide was so informative and really brought the history of the house to life - would thoroughly recommend it. Gorgeous gifts in the shop; very sorry we didn't think to book a table in the cafe as it looked lovely but... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very unusual house and monument to a unique designer. Very small and dark but great period detail. Worth a 2 hour visit.

Thank Richard M
Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a nice hour and a half looking around the house. We where not aware of the tours till we got there but we still had a lovely time. There is are laminated sheets in each room explaining the room - I would recommend you read these as it explains who had the most influence in that room. Not... More 

Thank Bountyboo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fascinating transformation of an ordinary little house in the centre of Northampton designed by Charles Rennie-Macintosh. It gives you a glimpse into the lives of a couple's honeymoon house. It's the only one designed by C R-M in England and very beautiful with lovely views over the garden at the back. A jewel in the crown of... More 

Thank Karen K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for a friends birthday and had afternoon tea. Really lovely selection and never ending cups of tea. Reasonable price and glutton free options

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Barrow Upon Soar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a real gem in the centre of Northampton. The house is full of quirky features, fabulous textiles, and furniture designed by Charles Rennie MacKintosh, and some of this watercolour paintings. The tour, which is free, is fun and informative - a short video precedes the guided tour - our guide was knowledgeable and was very good at answering... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was treated to cream tea for a birthday celebration, in their tea room, which was lovely. This is connected to a house with Charles Rennie Mackintosh designed interiors, and which is fascinating, and so evokes the Arts & Crafts era. Well worth a visit, cannot fault it if you are interested in design and architecture.

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brilliant guide called Phillip really passionate about 78 Derngate. Thoroughly enjoyed our tour thankyou

Thank Helen B
Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Superb recreation of the Rennie Mackintosh designed interior with knowledgeable guides, plus exhibitions and a fine restaurant/tea room with home cooked food

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