Visitor Centre

Mackintosh at the Willow Visitors Centre

Visitor Centre

Our Visitor Centre includes retail, exhibition, conference and learning and education facilities as well as a dedicated information and tour desk run by Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society staff and volunteers.


Our Retail Store opened from Monday 18 June.


Our Exhibition and our Conference and Learning and Education facilities are now open.


Retail Store

Our Retail Store stocks a range of carefully selected souvenirs and gifts for young and old including a range of unique items hand made by local artisans. Through high quality local suppliers we’ve hand picked a fantastic range of art prints,  bags, interior decorations, stationary, textiles, pottery and more so you can take a little bit of Mackintosh style home.


You’ll see on display some of the beautiful hand crafted Willow pattern Burleigh Pottery used in the Tea Rooms and also the wonderful Mackintosh design chairs made by experts furniture makers for the restoration and available to purchase.


Open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 530pm

Sundays from 10am to 5pm.


Call in to browse, chat to our friendly team and choose from a range of great souvenirs and gifts.


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.


Our Exhibition is now open.


Open Monday to Saturday from 10am, last entry 4pm

Sundays from 10am, last entry 345pm


Ticket pricing

Adult £5.50

Child (5-15 years) £3.50

Concessions (16-18 years, students and 60 +) £4.50

Under 5s free


To purchase your tickets please ask at the cash desk within our Retail Store.

Conference Facilities

For a unique conference and meeting venue in the heart of the city, we offer a range of exciting and flexible spaces and options.


To discuss options and requirements for your next meeting, event or function contact our Events Manager at

Information and Tours

We’ve teamed up with the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society to offer the first dedicated, city centre Mackintosh information and tours desk. You’ll be able to book guided tours of the Tea Rooms, learn more about all things Mackintosh including the Mackintosh walking trail and other nearby Mackintosh buildings in Glasgow and the wider area.


Click here for pricing details and more information.

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Creative Learning & Education

As part of our funding from Heritage Lottery Fund, Mackintosh at the Willow have incorporated an art room and audio visual suite within the facilities of the newly restored Tea Rooms, which can be used by schools and community groups, as well as for cultural events.


We offer arts and theatre workshops around the legacy of Mackintosh and Miss Cranston and can also tailor a workshop to meet a specific art form or topic you’d like.


We run regular creative learning and education workshops and events for children and adults, for schools, community groups and as outreach activities where we come to you.


Our upcoming events for late 2018/2019 will be available shortly and we’ll share more information here and on our blog.


If you’d like to volunteer with us, to discuss ideas and opportunities or have an enquiry about our learning and education activities we’d be delighted to hear from you.


Contact our Learning and Education Manager at