House For An Art Lover

16 Drumbreck Road | Glasgow G41 5BW

Glasgow has an impressive history of art, design and architecture, with venues dotted all over the city dedicated to just that as well as a thriving contemporary art scene. We're pretty proud of our achievements and waste no opportunity in showcasing them ardently, while reminding everyone of the time we were voted Europe's City of Culture in 1990.

House For An Art Lover is one of the more picturesque collections based in Bellahouston Park. It was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for a competition in 1901. The house itself was finished in 1996 as a collaboration between Glasgow City Council and the School of Art, housing an art gallery, space for exhibitions and events, a cafe and multi-purpose studios. It's one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city, possibly because it doesn't even feel like you're IN the city. The new Studio Pavilion and Heritage Centre has incorporated a Victorian walled garden which well worth a wander round. It's less than a fiver entry, with discounts available for students, concessions and groups. 

The Art Lover's Cafe uses all fresh ingredients from local suppliers, and there's a terrace for dining outside if you're lucky enough to see some sun. The afternoon tea deal is under ten pounds and served between 2pm and 4pm, with booking 24 hours in advance. The lunch menu is served between 12pm and 4pm and has a huge selection; from roasts, salads and risotto to fish, frittatas and burgers. It's actually great value, a main course will only set you back about a tenner and it's hard to find a dish that isn't mouthwatering. Even if you just fancy a drink, there's something for everyone, from tea, coffee and soft drinks to wine and beer. 

Rosie McKean


House For An Art Lover
16 Drumbreck Road
Glasgow G41 5BW

House For An Art Lover

Opening Hours:
Mon: 10.00 - 17.00
Tues: 10.00 - 17.00
Wed: 10.00 - 17.00
Thur: 10.00 - 17.00
Fri: 10.00 - 17.00
Sat: 10.00 - 17.00
Sun: 10.00 - 17.00