The Charles Rennie Mackintosh House 78 Derngate and The Dining Room Restaurant are now closed.

We reopen for 2015 on Sunday 1st February at 10am.
The Dining Room Restaurant will reopen on Tuesday 3rd February at 10am.

We thank you for your support in 2014.
During our closed period we'll be carrying out essential maintenance and preparing for the year ahead.

Meanwhile you may be interested to:
Read about upcoming exhibitions
Take a virtual tour
Follow our daily updates on Facebook or Twitter

We warmly invite you to visit in 2015!


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.

Famed, not only for its Charles Rennie Mackintosh design but now also as an elegant and special venue. Afternoon tea, fabulous food, stylish shopping, inspirational art exhibitions, business meetings and corporate events; some of the myriad reasons why our visitors time and again return to marvellous 78 Derngate.

On this page - see our Quick Facts to begin your exploration of this magical house.
Use the detailed information throughout our website to learn more.

Most importantly, come and visit stylish, inspirational and historic 78 Derngate!
A warm welcome awaits you.

We'd love to know how you heard about us - so please do take a moment to click our poll below, thankyou.

78 Derngate - Quick facts

Postcode: NN1 1UH
Open: Tu-Su, Feb-Dec, 10am-5pm + Bank holiday Mon
Tel - house: +44 (0)1604 603407
Tel - restaurant: +44 (0)1604 230166
Admission: Galleries, shop & restaurant - free. Mackintosh house - £7.00 full price, discounts available
Bookings required? House - advised but not essential - call for surety. Restaurant - advised but not essential - call for surety. Afternoon tea - booking essential
Car parking: St John's - no charge at weekends. 2 hrs free weekdays
Rail: Northampton Castle - 25 mins walk
Bus: Town centre - 10 mins walk
Cycle CoNNect: Beckett's Park station - 5 mins

Please see 'Your visit' for full details.

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