Tour & Exhibition

“What an incredible place – booked for the tour and the exhibition which was brilliant and gave so much intricate detail about the history and the design of the tea rooms and the people involved. Would 100% recommend.”


Book the Tour & Exhibition

Please note, booking is only essential for the tour, you can simply drop in to visit the exhibition as pre booking for this is not essential.

(select your chosen date, select tour or exhibition from the area drop down and then select promotion).

4 Star Visitor Attraction Logo

The Tour

The Tour £11.00 (9.00 concession)

Monday – Sunday | 9am, 10am & 11am



Mackintosh at the Willow is unique in being a working Mackintosh space, retaining its 1903 original function as a tea room, so visitors can both view the impressive interiors and enjoy an immersive experience by dining with us. The tour covers most of the main spaces within the building, highlighting the work undertaken by the restoration team, the important interiors within, and how the building relates to other Mackintosh works. Aside from booking to dine in the Salon de Luxe, a guided tour is the best way to view this room. Maximum group size is 6. Booking is essential. Tours last around 45 minutes. Our tours are currently in English.

The Exhibition

Monday-Sunday | 9am – 4pm (last admission at 4pm)

  • Adult: £6.50
  • Concession: £5.00
  • Child Under 10 Accompanied by an adult: Free

Explore our Exhibition and learn more about the vibrant city of Glasgow in the late 1890s and early 1900s, a time of exciting change and innovation. Learn about the growth of the tea rooms and hear the story of successful and forward thinking local entrepreneur Miss Kate Cranston and her unique collaboration with Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife Margaret Macdonald. With interactive, audio and visual displays there’s plenty to get involved with.

Tour & Exhibition Deal £16.00 

Book the tour at either 9am, 10am or 11am Monday – Sunday and you can visit the exhibition without a booking any time from 9am-4pm (last admission 4pm, 45mins per slot). Please note that access will be granted when retail opens from 9am.

Booking guarantees your tour and selected combo promotion.

The original Salon de Luxe doors on display at the Exhibition at Mackintosh at the Willow - the original Willow Tearooms building, established in 1903.
Untitled design (2)
Exhibition 15 Rachel Keenan Photography