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78 Derngate

78 Derngate, Northampton NN1 1UH, England
+44 1604 603407
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Perfect treat for any one.

The dining room was the perfect place to take my mother in law for an afternoon tea, whilst... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Julie C
78 Derngate

Amazing how it has been restored and so much detail retained. guided tour given and essential to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sandra C
Northampton, 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
+44 1604 603407
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The dining room was the perfect place to take my mother in law for an afternoon tea, whilst visiting us from America, I wanted something typically English! That was exactly what We got! I wanted proper china cup and saucer and tea served in China...More

Thank Julie C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing how it has been restored and so much detail retained. guided tour given and essential to fully understand the reason for the designs.

Thank Sandra C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great discovery enjoyed the history of the house amazing place good tour guide not expensive and if you keep ur ticket you can re enter any time

Thank clhaddy
Reviewed 2 days ago

Knowledgeable staff. Lots of detail about how the building was restored. It had been used as a girls school for many years.

Thank SusanneNZ2017
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely art deco property- small but well restored. lovely tea shop and gift area Very pleasant afternoon spent here

Thank 166lesleyk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My brother in law was visiting from Sydney Australia. We took him for a treat. He loved it and vowed he would return one day. He had a fair amount of knowledge of the place before he arrived and it more then met his expectation....More

1  Thank Daphne R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Dining Room cafe is excellent - great eggs Benedict, quiche and the book able afternoon tea is a real experience. The historic property is not wheelchair accessible but well worth a visit if you are into Charles Rennie Mackintosh

1  Thank Alan E
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A family friend had her 60th birthday afternoon tea here on Saturday 16th. The staff and quality of the food was of a high standard. Very welcoming and comfortable surroundings. Both my friend and one of her grandchildren had dietry needs, which were taken care...More

1  Thank Sue F
Reviewed 8 December 2017

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

1  Thank DunelmArts
Reviewed 29 November 2017

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

1  Thank kishere t
78DerngateNhampton, Manager at 78 Derngate, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2017

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

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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!)
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.
Andrew W
14 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.