Official Tours

The Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society is delighted to offer a range of professional tours for those interested in finding out more about the architect, artist and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

The work of Mackintosh and his talented wife, Margaret, can only be truly appreciated by visiting Glasgow and seeing their work in context.

The Society’s 2017 tours develop the context further by including visits to the architectural work of Alexander Greek Thomson (in this, his 200th anniversary year) and the legacy that Thomson’s work has left on Glasgow and also exerted on the young C. R. Mackintosh.

A highlight of the 2017 residential tours is the involvement of renowned artist Avril Paton (Windows in the West, The Art School) who brings an additional dimension to the tour by giving the artists’ perspective on the theme of art and architecture in relation to both Glasgow and Mackintosh.

Aspects of Genius – Two Night Tour

Join the CRM Society’s Official Residential Tours in 2017, featuring the work CR Mackintosh and the architectural context of his work. The tours are led by our professional guide with the added perspective of the involvement of a renowned artist. Each Tour covers several areas of interest

  • The Genius of Mackintosh and his wife, Margaret
  • Featuring the work of Thomson – Glasgow’s other great architect
  • Mackintosh in context – the emerging city and CRM’s contemporaries, tenement living
  • and the Art of Architecture with renowned Scottish artist Avril Paton (windows in the West)

This tour package includes two-night’s accommodation at the stylish and central Carlton George hotel. Your tour begins with an introductory presentation and dinner on the evening of your arrival. For the following two days you’ll be guided around the important Mackintosh buildings as well as visits to buildings by Thomson and others. All entries and lunches are included, along with a VIP drinks reception and guest lecture by artist Avril Paton. There will be an opportunity to explore the city centre too, and for those who would like to extend their stay in Glasgow, additional nights are available (at extra cost).

The residential tour costs from £545 per person (sharing a double or twin room). Single Room supplement applies.

For further details and booking please email or call the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society on 0141 946 6600 To secure your place, please visit our Aspect of Genius Tour page or Eventbright where you will find further information and the opportunity to book.

Current Availability in 2017:

14 to 16 July
22 to 24 September
22 to 24 October

(arrival on the first evening for opening talk and dinner, followed by two full days of touring and events. Departure when tour ends at 5.30pm on day two, or book additional nights).

Group numbers do not exceed 16 people on each tour, to ensure individual attention and easier access around the buildings and collections for an enhanced tour experience for every attendee. Places are limited and early booking is recommended.

What’s included:
Two night’s accommodation at the four-star Carlton George Hotel on a B&B basis. Dinner on the first night, lunches and refreshments during the tour, entry to buildings, drinks reception on the first day of touring.

Walking Tour

We’re also delighted to be offering the services of Mackintosh Society Heritage Officer who presents a weekly walking tour on the theme of Mackintosh and his contemporaries. All tours are subject to demand and must be pre-booked (booking closes 24 hours in advance of each tour). For bookings see our Mackintosh Walking Tours page or visit Eventbright. For further information contact

Bespoke Tours

The CRM Society has over forty years’ experience in organising tours in various aspects of the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Margaret Macdonald and their contemporaries. Please contact us for further details. We are pleased to arrange tours for individuals and groups and can offer exclusive access, presentations and events at the Society’s headquarters at the Mackintosh Queen’s Cross building. For further information please contact us on

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