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78 Derngate

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

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Bountyboo
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

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

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Thank Richard M
Northampton, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

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Thank Bountyboo
Northampton
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

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Thank Karen K
Northampton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Thank V4PJM
Barrow Upon Soar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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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Thank MFB1968
Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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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Thank H4094IMjanetb
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Thank Helen B
Northampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank Ian Charles M
Sywell England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very interesting couple of hours, learning about the local history. An excellent guide, well informed.

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Thank Sywellglobetrotters
Rushden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

This is a must if you love Art Deco as I do, it's English Heritage so if if you are a member it's free to get in. It's Reni Mackingtosh as his best, it's the house he designed here in Northampton.

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Thank peter h

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