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  • Winner of the 2009 Enjoy England Excellence Award for Best Small Visitor Attraction in England, 78 Derngate: The Charles Rennie Mackintosh House & Galleries is recognised as the place to visit in Northampton.
  • The house at 78 Derngate was remodelled by the world-famous designer and architect, Charles Rennie Mackintosh in his iconic Modernist style.
  • The Gallery Upstairs is free to enter, selling and showing the best in contemporary craft.
  • The Dining Room, the in-house boutique-style restaurant serves a full range of delicious contemporary cuisine, while the gift & craft shop offers a unique shopping experience.


Find out more about the history of this remarkable house, how Charles Rennie Mackintosh became involved, and how it has been restored to its former glory.
See how the house looks now. You can see a slideshow of the house here, or take a virtual tour.

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inside the house

The Charles Rennie Mackintosh House, 78 Derngate, is an important and award-winning historic house set in the heart of Northampton. Only one hour away from London and close to the MI, Northampton is a vibrant, eight hundred year old county town. Along with numerous other attractions within the town, 78 Derngate is a gem of a tourist attraction waiting to be discovered. 

The Charles Rennie Mackintosh House at 78 Derngate, Galleries and Shop, are open in 2014
from Saturday, February 1st until Sunday, December 21st.

Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm.  (Last entry to the house is 4 pm).

Also Bank Holiday Mondays. (Not The Dining Room Restaurant).

News & Events


Oct 4 2014 - 10:00 - Dec 21 2014 - 16:30


A gallery show from the Northamptonshire Botanical Artists Society.

Botanical at 78 Derngate

The Northamptonshire Botanical Artists Society is a thriving group of artists drawn together by their love of plants and painting.

Oct 4 2014 - 10:01 - Dec 21 2014 - 16:30


Beautiful pieces of enamel in a range of techniques will be on display in the Gallery at 78 Derngate during the Autumn.


EAT at 78


The Dining Room

A stunning boutique-style restaurant serving a selection of gourmet teas, coffees and cakes, light meals and hot lunches, all home made from locally-sourced produce. Don't miss the piece-de-resistance, the reinvention of the classic afternoon tea.


SHOP at 78

shop at 78 derngate


Showcasing quality contemporary gifts, jewellery and crafts from modern designer makers as well as books, cards and gifts featuring Mackintosh, his contemporaries and other significant figures from the history of art.

See items from the shop...


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The Gallery Upstairs 

The Gallery Upstairs is the new gallery showcasing some of the best of contemporary crafts.
Tucked within 78 Derngate, it brings a taste of excellent craft with a year-round programme of selling exhibitions.

ENJOY at 78

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Private Functions &

Corporate Hospitality:
With its stunning collection of rooms, prestigious town centre location and unique quality, 82 Derngate is ideally suited for private and corporate events, functions and workshops.


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