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Mackintosh at the Willow

Mackintosh at the Willow includes a 200 seat restaurant in the A listed, internationally recognised, original Willow Tea Rooms Building and our new Visitor Centre next door!

Mackintosh At The Willow

About Mackintosh at the Willow

217 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow City Centre G2 3EX
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The famous Tea Rooms first opened in 1903 and are of huge importance to Glasgow’s architectural and cultural heritage and are the only surviving Tea Rooms designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for local entrepreneur and patron Miss Kate Cranston.

Over the years and through various changes of ownership and use, the building had deteriorated until it was purchased in 2014 by The Willow Tea Rooms Trust in order to prevent the forced sale of the building, closure of the Tea Rooms and loss of its contents to collectors.

For the last 4 years it has been undergoing an extensive restoration in order to bring it back to its former glory, to reopen it to the public and create a sustainable future.

Mackintosh at the Willow operates as a social enterprise creating training, learning, employment and other opportunities and support for young people and communities. We’ve worked with The Prince’s Trust and Dumfries House who have recruited and provided training for young people and we’ve created employment, skills development and further training opportunities for them at Mackintosh at the Willow. When you visit, some of our staff who will welcome and serve you and prepare your food are our young trainees, developing their skills and experience and building great careers and opportunities.

Upcoming Events at Mackintosh at the Willow

A Talk About The Making of Blythswood with Graeme Smith

2nd June 2024

Join author and campaigner Graeme Smith for a talk on the 'New Town of Blythswood' at Mackintosh at the Willow as part of this year's Glasgow Blythswood Festival!

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Make a Stained Glass Window Hanger with Matthew Donnelly

8th June 2024

Join The Willow Tea Rooms Trust on Saturday 8th June to make your own Glasgow Style-inspired stained glass window hanger with artist and tutor Matthew Donnelly.

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Make Batik Fabric with members of the Batik Guild

6th July 2024

Celebrate the International Year of Batik! Learn how to create batik designs on fabric with tutors from The Batik Guild, inspired by Glasgow Style artists such as Jessie Marion King.

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Make a Watercolour Landscape with Kayleigh McCallum

10th August 2024

Learn how to create a landscape painting in watercolours with tutor Kayleigh McCallum, inspired by Charles Rennie Mackintosh painting of Port-Vendres.

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Make a Beaded Silver Brooch with Laura Murray

21st September 2024

Learn how to create a beaded silver brooch with tutor Laura Murray, inspired by the colour palette of Margaret Macdonald’s Salon de Luxe gesso panel.

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Make a Hand Bound Book with Toben Lewis

26th October 2024

Learn how to create a hand bound book with tutor Toben Lewis, inspired by Glasgow Style artists such as Talwin Morris and Ethel Larcombe.

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