Glasgow Mackintosh

The Mackintosh Festival invites you to celebrate the life of Charles Rennie Mackintosh through a series of exhibitions, events & tours. There will be activities for the whole family at this year’s Mackintosh Festival!


The Mackintosh Festival is an annual event put together by members of the Glasgow Mackintosh Group: Glasgow Museums, The Hunterian, The Willow Tea Rooms, House for an Art Lover, The Glasgow School of Art, The Mackintosh Church, The Hill House, The Lighthouse and The Glasgow Art Club. The festival takes place from 1-31 October every year, at venues in and around Glasgow. In 2016, we will be celebrating the Year of Innovation, Architecture & Design and a full programme of events will be announced in August 2016. In the meantime, keep an eye on our social media for news.

1 October to 31 October 2016 :: various

The Mackintosh Festival 2016

Location: Various Venues Throughout the City
Admission: A variety of free and chargeable events - see individual events for details

To see what you can expect at the Festival, download our 2015 guide:

Throughout October 2016, the fifth annual Mackintosh Festival (formerly Creative Mackintosh Festival) celebrates the achievements of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Glasgow’s most famous architect, designer and artist.

October becomes ‘Mackintosh month’ as visitors and locals alike are invited to enjoy a programme of events with a focus on architecture, design, visual arts and crafts in the city where he lived and worked.

From Saturday 1st until Monday 31st, a series of events and exhibitions will take place across the main Mackintosh attractions, buildings and collections in and around Glasgow. This year we will be celebrating the Year of Innovation, Architecture & Design. 

From walks, workshops and exhibitions to performances and talks, events are designed for all ages, to appeal to those who know nothing about Mackintosh, as well as established aficionados. The programme will feature a range of formats with free exhibitions and workshops, ticketed tours and socialable evenings with food and drink.

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