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

We reopen for 2020 on Saturday 1st February at 10am.

We thank you for your support in 2019 and look forward to welcoming you in the new season.

Our social media channels remain open. Keep in touch and follow us using the links on this page.

Open: Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holidays*
1st Feb - 22nd Dec.
Closed: Mondays.
Hours: 10am - 5pm.

Standard admission: £8.00

House bookings: +44 (0)1604 603407
Restaurant bookings: +44 (0)1604 230166

Location map
Full visiting details

*Dining Room closed: Bank Holidays.

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Opening hours

1st Feb until 22nd Dec.

Days and times
Tue - Sun + Bank Holidays*: 10am - 5pm.

Last entry to the Mackintosh house: 4pm.

*Dining Room Restaurant: closed Bank Holiday Mondays.

Mondays + 23rd December - 31st January.


Visitors centre [ galleries, shop + restaurant ]:

Mackintosh house
Adult: £8.00
Child: [ 5-18 ] £4
Family: £19
[ Adults + Children. 2+2 OR 1+3 ]

Students [ 18+ ]: £5*
Friends of 78 Derngate, Carers: Free*
Individual Members of English Heritage, Telegraph Subscribers, Members of The Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society, Members of the Bassett-Lowke Society: £6.50*

Please call us to check availability if bringing a group of more than 6 persons

Pre-booked groups of 15 or more persons
[Click 'Groups' for booking details]

Daytime: £6.50 each
Evening: £8.00 each
School Parties: £4 per student

* You must produce a valid, current card to receive discounted rates.

We operate a Gift Aid scheme. There is no added cost when you do this.

There is no additional cost if you take a guided tour.

Offers may not be combined.


At no additional cost take a guided tour to get the most from your visit to the Mackintosh house.

Conducted by one of our team of trained and experienced volunteer guides, our visitors frequently comment that the guided tour was the standout feature of their visit.

Tours leave daily from main reception at:

10.30 am 12.00 noon 1.30 pm 3.00 pm

Tours last around 75 minutes and include an introductory video presentation.

Tours are subject to availability and can fill up so pre-booking is strongly advised, particularly at busy times.

Please call us to discuss a tour booking.

Do I have to take a tour?
No, it's not compulsory!

If you'd prefer a self-guided visit then you will find some explanatory materials in each room of the Mackintosh house. You can also purchase our excellent souvenir guide book for a more detailed level of information.

To avoid any potential congestion from larger tour parties please call ahead to check our booked visitor numbers.

The adjoining museum display inside number 80 Derngate further explains the wider story of 78 Derngate for both touring and self-guiding visitors.


Please call us to check availability if bringing a group of more than 6 persons

We offer a special group admission rate for groups of 15+ visitors. See 'Tickets' for details.

Groups of less than 15 pay the standard rate.

Please book at least 10 working days ahead of your planned group visit.

Evening group tours of the Mackintosh house can be arranged throughout the year for 15+ visitors. An evening visit offers a private viewing of 78 Derngate and can be combined with a drinks reception. For a truly special evening, why not add a full meal too.

For all group visits you will need to download, complete and return a group booking form and deposit.


School and student groups can book daytime or evening tours.

We have an Educational Resource Pack available for teachers.

Please visit the 'Education' page on for full information.


We're located very close to the centre of Northampton, close to Northampton Museum and The Royal & Derngate Theatre.

Location map
Full location information for public transport locations and driving directions to car parks can be found on the map below. Click on the map marker pins to display detailed information. Use the controls top left or your mouse wheel to zoom in and out.

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Our postcode is NN1 1UH.
From the South - M1 Junction 15 or A43
From the North - M1 Junction 16 or A14/A43
From the East - A45
From the West - A45/A4500
Follow signs for 'Town Centre' & 'Royal & Derngate Theatre'.

The nearest car park is at Hazelwood Road, postcode NN1 1LG - 5 mins walk.

If travelling from the East - A45 - the Midsummer Meadow car park: [ NN1 5NX ] avoids having to enter the town's one way system; 10 mins walk across the park to 78 Derngate. Two other nearby multi storey car parks are St Johns [ NN1 1HA ] and St Michael's [ NN1 3HR ] - both 10 mins walk. Free parking is available at certain times - current car park charge information can be found on the Northampton Borough Council website.

Full location information and driving directions to car parks can be found on our contact map. Click on the map marker pins to display detailed information.

There is no parking available on-site at 78 Derngate though pick up and drop off from the street nearby is possible for visitors with limited mobility.

Public transport

Northampton Railway Station
Trains from London Euston [ 1 hr ] and Birmingham [ 1 hr ] stop here.
This location is a twenty minute walk, via gentle upward inclines, to 78 Derngate.

London Northwestern Railway offers direct services from London Euston, Milton Keynes and Birmingham to Northampton.

Taxis are available at the station: ask for "The Charles Rennie Mackintosh House - 78 Derngate, on the corner of Derngate and Victoria Promenade by Becket's Park".

Northgate Bus Station
Buses into Northampton stop here or on-street in The Drapery (adjacent).
This location is a fifteen minute walk to 78 Derngate.
Gentle downhill slopes en-route.

Becket's Park Cycle CoNNect Station
Public Cycle hire station. A useful option for getting around Northampton and beating the traffic. This location is a five minute walk from 78 Derngate.
For current real-time bike availability, other stations and details of the scheme see the scheme website.

Full location information for public transport locations and routes to 78 Derngate can be found on our contact map. Click on the map marker pins to display detailed information.


Our buildings offer partial accessibility for visitors with mobility impairment.

Three adjacent listed Georgian town houses have been adapted as far as is possible to enable access. As with many historic properties, there are, however, some limitations.

General information and advice for visitors with accessibility requirements is available on the Accessibility page.

Please call us on +44 (0)1604 603407 to discuss your needs when visiting.

Food & drink + shopping

Details for The Dining Room Restaurant.
Pre-booking for the restaurant, even for drinks, is strongly advised particularly at busy times.

See our programme of inspirational exhibitions - always something unusual to see, discuss or purchase.

A wide range of contemporary craft, design and artwork is on sale alongside a great selection of Mackintosh-inspired gifts and items exclusive to 78 Derngate.

Visit our online shop here.


Visitors to the Mackintosh house are asked to wear supplied disposable overshoes whilst inside; this is to protect the floor coverings. Stilletto-heeled shoes must be removed. We also ask that objects and surfaces are not touched or leant against. Bulky bags can be securely stowed at reception.


Book now?

The Mackintosh house:
Call +44 (0)1604 603407

The Dining Room Restaurant: Call +44 (0)1604 230166

For group bookings of 15+ click 'Groups'.

Take a look around now before your visit?

This way to our Virtual Tour.

Visitor comfort

Take photos of 78 Derngate:
Share them online and tag us so that we can share them with our thousands of followers.
Credit Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
Tell the world about us.

Please don't:
Take photographs or video during tours - it slows us down.
Photograph or record other people without their permission.
Touch objects inside the house or use flash - it damages the decor.
Sell images without our written permission - it damages our finances.

Visitors with babies
We have a baby change area available - please ask for directions when visiting.
Parking for pushchairs can be provided - please ask at reception.

Visitor facilities are located at basement level via stairs or lift.

Smoking is not permitted anywhere on site ( house and gardens ).

Vaping is not permitted anywhere on site ( house and gardens ).

Large bags and coats will be stowed securely at reception during your visit.

For security and safety CCTV is in operation within our buildings.


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.

Come and visit stylish, inspirational and historic 78 Derngate.

A warm welcome awaits you!

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Open: Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holidays*,
1st Feb - 22nd Dec.
Closed: Mondays.
Hours: 10am - 5pm.

Standard admission: £8.00

House bookings: +44 (0)1604 603407
Restaurant bookings: +44 (0)1604 230166

Location map
Full visiting details

*Dining Room closed: Bank Holidays.

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