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78 Derngate

78 Derngate, Northampton NN1 1UH, England
+44 1604 603407
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One of Northampton's gems

First an admission. A few years ago I was a volunteer guide here.But it did mean I got to know the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Northampton, United Kingdom
Charles Rennie Macintosh

Having visited much of Macintosh 's work in Glasgow, I was intrigued to find that he had designed a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mold, 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 1 week 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week 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

Reviewed 1 week ago

Having visited many sites associated with Charles Rennie Mackintosh in Glasgow, I made a special trip to Northampton. I was not disappointed: beautifully restored and excellently presented.

Thank Ullans
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three of us dropped in for an hour and stayed for 3. This is a place with a fascinating history and is well worth a visit. The story of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's only commission in England is a great story and something we weren't aware...More

Thank Dnlrly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was treated to Afternoon Tea yesterday by a friend who had had a voucher for her birthday. We decided to arrive a little early and have a look around the house. I have been on several occasions before, but usually on one of their...More

Thank MargRich18
78DerngateNhampton, Manager at 78 Derngate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for posting your review of your recent visit to 78 Derngate. For the benefit of other potential visitors we endeavour always to mention in telephone bookings that there are many stairs in the building. This, and additional accessibility information, is also posted prominently...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been several times and learn something new every time. Our woman guide was so interesting and knowledgable. The gallery had a good collection of local mixed media and machine embroidery art. Of course lunch was good!

Thank cheryl622015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had bought tickets to Althorp but as it didn't open until 12.00 we had a couple of hours to kill. Found this place on the internet and we weren't disappointed. Easy parking for a couple of hours on the street. Quite expensive for what...More

Thank toppompey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having lived in Northampton my whole life this was a good place to visit to get some more knowledge of it. Full on intersting facts and a lovely little cafe to have something to eat afterwards.

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Andrew W
How child friendly is this place?
14 November 2015|
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.