WORKSHOP - Architecture in the City, Fun, family-friendly
Mackintosh at the Willow, 215-217 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3EX
Calling all budding architects and designers: come and visit our famous Mackintosh tearoom and then design your own building with a real life architect!
The Willow Tea Rooms Trust was established to ‘restore, preserve, sustain and create a lasting legacy for Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Miss Cranston’s Tea Rooms for future generations’. They purchased the original Willow Tea Rooms building at 217 Sauchiehall Street in 2014 in order to save it from being lost. The famous tea rooms first opened in 1903 and are of huge importance to Glasgow’s architectural and cultural heritage and are the only surviving tea rooms designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for successful local entrepreneur and patron Miss Kate Cranston.
After a four-year long restoration project, Mackintosh at the Willow has now opened and operates as a social enterprise, creating training, learning, employment and other opportunities and support for young people and communities. Mackintosh at the Willow includes a 200-seat restaurant in the A-listed, internationally recognised, Art Nouveau building and a new Visitor Centre next door at #215 which includes retail, exhibition, conference and learning and education facilities. As part of our funding from Heritage Lottery Fund and The Robertson Trust Mackintosh at the Willow includes an art room and audio-visual suite which can be used by schools and community groups as well as for cultural events.
Sat 21st, 2pm; 120 mins
Booking not required
Accessibility: Limited access.
Facilities: Toilet, Wheelchair Accessible Toilet, Hearing Loop
Parking: Limited parking available, on street pay and display/scratch card vouchers, Cambridge Street Car Park
Nearest Train/Subway: Cowcaddens subway station