Grade-A listed private members club featuring a striking decorative scheme including fretwork, fireplaces and attractive frieze designed by a young Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1893.
Glasgow Art Club
Founded in 1867, and resident in its current premises at 185 Bath Street since 1893, the Glasgow Art Club is steeped in history and heritage and remains one of Glasgow’s most important landmarks for the arts in Scotland. Rich in culture, it has been a breeding ground for generations of the city’s most innovative and creative inhabitants.
The Grade A-Listed Clubhouse is resplendent with historically significant interior features including fireplaces, fretworks, grills and door fittings – all designed by a 25 year old Charles Rennie Mackintosh whom was working as an apprentice to the architect John Keppie at the time.
A must-see attraction for all Mackintosh fans is the recently reinstated Mackintosh Frieze. Painted in 1893, the stenciled artwork was Mackintosh's first major public work and the centrepiece of the club's gallery but due water damage it was eventually plastered and painted over. In 2014 the frieze was successfully restored for future generations to enjoy.
Plan your visit
185 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4HU
Club open to the public: 12pm – 5pm, Monday – Saturday
Free Guided tours of the Club take place each Tuesday. Booking Essential.
Entry to exhibitions is free. Event prices vary.
0141 248 5210