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.

Mackintosh at the Willow - the original Willow Tearooms building, established in 1903.

Retail Store

Our Retail store has a range of carefully selected gifts including ranges by Glasgow and Scottish based designers.
We also stock our Willow Pattern Burleigh China (link to product info, manufacturing info and china in situ in tearoom and original pieces in Exhibition). Hand-crafted exclusively for Mackintosh at the Willow and used in our Tearoom, this traditional range is based on the original Willow Pattern china used in the Tearoom in 1903.
Our Limited Edition chairs, made by our expert furniture makers for our restoration are available to purchase, to find out more about them click here (link through) –(images of chairs in Tearoom, shop, furniture workshop images and 1903 Annan image of tearoom with ladderback chair).
Call in to browse, and to choose from a range of great souvenirs and gifts.
Open 7 days.


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.

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.

Mackintosh at the Willow - the original Willow Tearooms building, established in 1903.

Creative Learning & Education




Mackintosh At The Willow received funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and The Robertson Trust in order to share the legacies of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Kate Cranston with young learners in the city and beyond.


Whether it’s a guided tour, a workshop or a visit to the exhibition, we can help you bring these iconic historic figures to life. Take a look at our schools brochure or contact the Creative Learning and Education Manager for a chat.


Schools Brochure


Contact our Learning and Education Manager at

The Terrace Gallery

The Mackintosh Series: Seven Stories of His Artistic Journey by John Cairney


September the 7th 2019 marks the first birthday of Mackintosh at the Willow since its extensive four-year long refurbishment. In celebration of this event we have invited artist John Cairney to display his ‘Mackintosh Series’, seven stories of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s artistic journey, in the newly opened Terrace Gallery. Cairney’s art will be the very first to have hung in this space and will be open to viewing by the public daily by appointment at either 12 noon, 2pm or 4pm.


Cairney says: “Telling Mackintosh’s story in paint has been an exhilarating challenge as he, himself, knew the ecstasy and the agony. He developed his determination and drive in his youth as draughtsman by day and artist by night. As part of The Four he knew international acclaim, yet his design for The Glasgow School of Art proved controversial. Going out on his own was a rude awakening. Despair set in. It was only in Port Vendres, painting watercolours, he found happiness again. It wasn’t to last and cancer of the tongue finally defeated him.”


Contact Isabella at or by calling 0141 2041903 to book your viewing.