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78 Derngate

78 Derngate, Northampton NN1 1UH, England
+44 1604 603407
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The highlight of my Northampton visit

In a town sadly lacking in tourist attractions, the Charles Rennie Mackintosh house stands out as a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
DunelmArts
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Mackintosh’s only English house

I knew very little about the Northampton model maker Bassett-Lowe who commissioned Charles Rennie... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
kishere t
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loughborough
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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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78 Derngate, Northampton NN1 1UH, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

In a town sadly lacking in tourist attractions, the Charles Rennie Mackintosh house stands out as a deserving highlight. Modelled in his iconic modernist style, 78 Derngate is the only Rennie Mackintosh designed house in England. There are half a dozen rooms open to the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I knew very little about the Northampton model maker Bassett-Lowe who commissioned Charles Rennie Mackentosh to remodel his modest terrace town house into a stylish town residence in 1916. What a little treasure. The only house Mackintosh designed in England and years before the iconic...More

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

Hello Kishere t - thank you so much for taking the time to post your glowing review of this wonderful little gem of a house here in Northampton! Yes, it really is pretty special and people are often quite surprised by some of the detail...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to all Mackintosh's publicly-accessible properties in Scotland, but despite living about an hour's drive away had never made it here until now. Big mistake! I was very lucky in that I arrived just as a tour slot was about to set off,...More

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

Hello Caledonianne - Do you know, it is quite uncanny how many people say that despite living locally (far, far closer even than an hour's drive away!) they have only just made their first visit to this wonderful house! We are so pleased you had...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting house. Only house Charles Rennie Mackintosh designed in England. Went with a group and took a tour round which was very informative. Beautiful hall lounge and bedroom. House has a café and garden.

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78DerngateNhampton, Manager at 78 Derngate, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Sallyrb2014 Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to 78 Derngate; it really is a special place isn't it!

Reviewed 7 November 2017

We visited this house with our teenage son as research for his graphic design course. What a treat. Such an interesting house, especially if you are interesting history or art. We thoroughly enjoyed the guided tour and lunch in the modern restaurant afterwards. A hidden...More

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Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

A great place to visit when visiting Northampton, I found it very interesting, the staff were very friendly and the gentleman we spoke to was very knowledgeable, I would definitely visit again

Thank skeg79
Reviewed 30 October 2017

A must place to visit when in Northampton. A town which does not have a lot to brag about but this place is ACE.

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78DerngateNhampton, Manager at 78 Derngate, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Hello Wizardblue14 - you're absolutely right... it is an ACE place to visit - our own little gem in the town! Thank you for your review and do come back again!

Reviewed 28 October 2017

Yes 78 Derngate is a place to visit time and time again to see a whole variety of exhibitions. Looking forward to visiting again when it is decorated for Christmas. Well worth visitingMore

Thank Eric L
78DerngateNhampton, Manager at 78 Derngate, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Hello Eric L So glad you enjoy visiting us and making the most of the changing exhibitions, too! Yes, the house will be decorated in a traditional Christmas way from Tuesday 6th November until we close on Sunday 17th December, so do come and see...More

Reviewed 27 October 2017

I had an afternoon tea here as a birthday surprise. The surprise was that even though I had booked no one knew we were coming!! There seemed to be a problem with I had a voucher and it had been prepaid for, three times I...More

Thank Lorraine M
78DerngateNhampton, Manager at 78 Derngate, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Hello Lorraine M - so sorry to hear that you were a little disappointed with your Birthday treat and that there was such a mix up over the voucher, etc... that should not have happened as it usually works very smoothly. Perhaps you would like...More

Reviewed 7 October 2017

We had a lovely Afternoon tea here in Sept - its a beautiful venue and definitely a hidden gem. It was pretty cold though however we will be back.More

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78DerngateNhampton, Manager at 78 Derngate, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Hello David K - Sorry to hear that you felt cold during your visit here in September but glad to learn that you enjoyed a lovely afternoon tea! It really is an exceptional venue, isn't it and can sometimes be difficult to get the temperature...More

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DitchGypsy
29 November 2017|
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Response from 78DerngateNhampton | Property representative |
Hello, I am afraid we cannot allow dogs into the house, but there is a garden and if possible your dog could perhaps be left with somebody or tied up outside (if the weather permits!)
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Rachel M
30 September 2017|
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Response from VitreusArt | Reviewed this property |
Really sorry for the late reply, but have been away. No entry fee is payable if you are just having lunch.
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Andrew W
15 November 2015|
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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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