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Welcome to Mackintosh Queen's Cross

Mackintosh Queen's Cross is one of Glasgow's hidden architectural gems. The only church in the world designed by the great Scottish architect, designer and artist, Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Commissioned in 1896 by the Free Church, the simplicity of the design is inspiring. The windows are Gothic in character, yet are infused with the Mackintosh spirit, and the floral motifs he affected can be easily recognised, particularly on the tracery of the large western window above the chancel.

Mackintosh Queen's Cross now houses a plethora of events for the CRM Society and has provided Glasgow with a new venue for weddings, concerts, meetings and seminars. The CRM Society continues to deliver lively learning experiences, workshops and activities for schools, students, adults, families and children. This year the Society launched a new volunteer programme offering new recruits a range of opportunities to get involved in supporting the organisation.


The Glasgow School of Art – Mackintosh Building update

 

Although the Library was destroyed in the fire last year, experts have now decided it may be possible to reinstate some of the original fittings.

External experts in heritage and conservation have been brought together by The Glasgow School of Art and joined by representatives of the School’s Library, Archives and Collections and restoration design team to consider how the iconic lights from the Mackintosh Library might be conserved and used in the fully restored building.

Click to watch the BBC News feature about the restoration of the iconic Mackintosh Library lights. 

A significant step forward was taken in November with the open advertisement for the appointment of the main contractor, and the arrangement of an Enabling Contract which is due to begin in January. 

The Enabling Contract will make use of the time before the main contract starts to strip out the remaining fire damaged fabric in the West side, remove redundant services and to decontaminate the site. This is in a manner similar to the works that have already taken place on the East side. 

The main contract will start in June next year with, as a first phase, the taking down and re-building of the Mackintosh Library stone window piers and the re-construction of the top floor roofs and glazed screen to the former Professor’s Studios.  This will provide a largely wind and watertight shell and allow the next phase of restoring and re-fitting the building to begin by the end of 2016.

Detailed consultations with end users are about to commence, following a series of workshops led by GSA Director Professor Tom Inns, with each Department.  These will explore proposals around the arrangement of the building when it is brought back into use in 2018.

See Mackintosh Restoration news and updates past and present online www.gsa.ac.uk/mack-restoration

Anyone wishing to offer any kind of support or assistance can do so via the GSA Website.

Stuart Robertson, Director


Support the Mackintosh Legacy
If you are inspired by the creative genius of Mackintosh, would enjoy special events and wish to support the nation’s spectacular Mackintosh heritage, then join the Mackintosh Society today!

Keep a look out for news and event details on the CRM Society website.

We look forward to welcoming you throughout 2015.


Support Us

We are a registered charity and if you’d like to support our work, please explore the links below.

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Great gift ideas
Are you looking for a special present, something unique, something Mackintosh, we offer an exclusive range of choice in a tranquiil setting.

Visit us

Opening Times 2016

February to March
Open Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10.00am – 4.00pm
Last admission 3.30pm

April to October
Open Monday to Friday 10.00am – 5.00pm
Last admission 4.30pm

November to December
Open Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10.00am – 4.00pm
Last admission 3.30pm

Closing Days
Please note, Mackintosh Queen’s Cross will be closed to the public all day on Tuesday 13 September due to a funeral and private event. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Closed on Saturdays and Sundays
Closed on Good Friday, Easter Monday, May Bank Holiday Mondays, Glasgow Fair Monday, and Christmas to New Year.

 

Admission charges:
Adults £4.00 Conc £2.00
Children Free

Free entry on Wednesday afternoons after 1.00pm

Mackintosh Queen's Cross has an excellent library and the shop stocks an extensive range of Mackintosh books and gifts. In our Hall you can relax and have a coffee while watching one of our excellent Mackintosh films.

 

CRM Society, The Mackintosh Church, Queen's Cross, 870 Garscube Road, Glasgow G20 7EL Tel: +44(0)141-946-6600 E-mail: info@crmsociety.com