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78 Derngate

78 Derngate, Northampton NN1 1UH, England
+44 1604 603407
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A hidden gem

We have been here several times with visitors. The guides are always excellent and the place... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
happydaisy2017
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Northampton, United Kingdom
Fascinating visit

A lovely restored building featuring the geometric designs of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. A must for... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Simon F
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Watford, 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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78 Derngate, Northampton NN1 1UH, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We have been here several times with visitors. The guides are always excellent and the place itself is very interesting.

Thank happydaisy2017
Reviewed 3 days ago

A lovely restored building featuring the geometric designs of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. A must for those interested in the development of style leading up to the Art Deco period. Informative tour, friendly staff and excellent restaurant. Good parking available nearby at Morrisons. House is closed...More

Thank Simon F
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was the second visit for us.We visited many years ago. There are some interesting features in this house designed by Rennie Macintosh for the Bassett Lowke family. It is probably best to take a guided tour as you will learn far more than walking...More

Thank Michael T
78DerngateNhampton, Manager at 78 Derngate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Michael T - Thank you for your review. Yes, there is a great deal to see here not only of Mackintosh but also, of course, Bassett-Lowke.

Reviewed 5 days ago

I Got impressed by the house itself and the designers make over.. Before i had never heared of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Lovely people in the past they had the vision todevelop this. The tearoom need to be pre booked but is cute and shop and...More

Thank 010lover
78DerngateNhampton, Manager at 78 Derngate, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello 010lover - we are so glad you enjoyed your visit to number 78 Derngate, shop, galleries and Dining Room - which does, indeed, get busy as it is so popular!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very pleased with our visit to Derngate (particularly as the museum and Delapre Abbey were both closed in August!) We had a very interesting guided tour and the staff were very helpful and informative and lunch in the restaurant was also good. Pity...More

Thank Sandyh21
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This has been on my bucket list for some time. I was not disappointed. CRM designed the renovation for this property yet never visited it... I enjoyed the service of a guide, always adding extra info and knowledge. Short video to start if you wish...More

Thank BongoElsbeth
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've long liked C R Macintosh's designs but this house was a pearl with shades of transition from Art Nouveau to Art Deco. We took an early tour of the house with a guide. The suggested duration for this was 60-75 minutes. I think we...More

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

Good Afternoon, Natali A - We are so pleased that you enjoyed such a rich experience with us here at 78 Derngate and delighted that you took the time to review! A small house, yes, but with so much detail, charm and history! I will...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently visited 78 Derngate for a close friends 'Hen Party Afternoon Tea', we had the restaurant to ourselves, it was super, great atmosphere, lovely food, fabulous company, a fantastic afternoon. Having previously toured the house it is well worth a visit especially if you...More

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

Good afternoon, Mary F - thank you for taking the time to write a review and I am so pleased you spent such an enjoyable afternoon here. I will make sure The Dining Room sees your lovely comments and the house itself really is a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely afternoon tea. The best I've had. The staff were attentive and food to die for. Small room but plenty of room for the amount of tables. The food on the menu looked fab too.

Thank kas44A
78DerngateNhampton, Manager at 78 Derngate, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello kas44A - we are so glad you had such a lovely afternoon tea - I will forward your most positive response on to The Dining Room!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Taken in most of Mackintosh's delights in Scotland and just had to visit 78 Derngate. We were not disappointed - the interior is very interesting and in many ways ahead of its time. Our guide was first class - friendly, knowledgeable and obviously keen on...More

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

Hello Sue S - thank you so much for taking the time to write your splendid review! Yes, we are very lucky to have this wonderful little house in Northampton and I am so glad your guide helped to enhance your experience.

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Andrew W
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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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