This year we celebrate the 150th birthday of Charles Rennie Mackintosh


A year-long programme of events has been launched (14 December 2017) to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Exhibitions, events, seminars and tours will take place across 2018 to celebrate the incredible legacy and creative genius of Glasgow’s great cultural icon.

Mackintosh 150 is being co-ordinated by Mackintosh heritage partners from across Glasgow and beyond, who have come together to create a year-long celebration throughout 2018.  

Highlights include a major exhibition at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, a programme of events at The Lighthouse and at Mackintosh Queen’s Cross, as well as the re-opening of Mackintosh at the Willow, Miss Cranston’s original Tea Rooms in Sauchiehall Street. The Glasgow School of Art, The Hunterian at the University of Glasgow, House for An Art Lover and the new V&A Dundee will all play host to dedicated event and exhibition programmes.

As well as commemorating his remarkable achievements, Mackintosh 150 provides a focal point in safeguarding Mackintosh legacy for future generations, inspiring more young people to take an interest in art and design and promoting the unique portfolio for visitors and tourists.

Mackintosh 150 takes place as multi-million pound investment in Mackintosh’s built heritage continues at: The Glasgow School of Art, The Hill House in Helensburgh and the Sauchiehall Street Tearooms, while 2018 will also see restoration projects, such as the Oak Room at V&A Dundee, brought to life.

Born in Glasgow on 7 June 1868, Charles Rennie Mackintosh went on to be regarded as one of the most creative figures of the 20th century and a leading figure in both the Scottish Arts and Crafts Movement and European Art Nouveau.

An architect, designer and artist, Mackintosh left a legacy of magnificent work and is considered one of the principal exponents of the Glasgow Style

Glasgow is home to the world’s pre-eminent collection of Mackintosh buildings, drawings and designs, which can be explored at venues across the city as well as at two key attractions in nearby Helensburgh.
Organisations and venues taking part in Mackintosh 150 include:

  • Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (Glasgow Life)
  • The Lighthouse (Glasgow City Council)
  • Glasgow Art Club
  • V&A Dundee
  • The Glasgow School of Art
  • The Hill House, Helensburgh (National Trust for Scotland).
  • House for an Art Lover
  • Mackintosh Queen’s Cross Church
  • The Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society
  • Mackintosh Club, Helensburgh
  • Scotland Street School Museum (Glasgow Life)
  • The Hunterian – University of Glasgow
  • Mackintosh at the Willow (Willow Tea Rooms Trust)
  • Mackintosh Club, Helensburgh


During the year we have an exciting programme of events taking place at Mackintosh Queen's Cross.

You can book all the events at Mackintosh Queen’s Cross at mackintosh/eventbrite, or tel. 0141 946 6600

Museum of the Moon

The installation has been brought to Scotland by UZ Arts who are working in partnership with Synergy Concerts, Take Me Somewhere festival, The Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society and Kelburn Castle Estate.


Museum of the Moon is a touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram. Measuring seven metres in diameter, the moon features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. At an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each centimetre of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 5km of the moon’s surface. The moon has been stunning viewers across the world and now the people of Scotland will get the opportunity to see the highly detailed installation for themselves.

Over its lifetime, the Museum of the Moon will be presented in a number of different ways both indoors and outdoors, so altering the experience and interpretation of the artwork. As it travels from place to place, it will gather new musical compositions and an ongoing collection of personal responses, stories and mythologies, as well as highlighting the latest moon science.

A series of events including specially commissioned music, film, talks and performances from artists inspired by the moon, will take place at Mackintosh Queen’s Cross between 11th May and 24th June 2018, part of the celebrations for Mackintosh 150 – the 150th anniversary of Mackintosh’s birth. The moon will then move on to Kelburn Castle Estate where it will be visible at the annual Kelburn Garden Party from 29th June until 1st July.

Tickets and information on the full programme of events can be found here.

Dark Side of the Moon

Our first live music events under the moon at Mackintosh Queen’s Cross took place on Friday 11 and Saturday 12 May with a special performance of Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd’s 1973 seminal album, performed live by Start to End’s world class seven piece band. We have another two dates in June of this special Pink Floyd performance.

For more information on events during Museum of the Moon please visit the website: www.museumofthemoon.com


BBC Film - Mackintosh: Glasgow’s Neglected Genius

Next Tuesday there is going to be a special Mackintosh programme on BBC2 Scotland at 9pm titled ‘Mackintosh: Glasgow’s Neglected Genius’ with Glasgow artist Lachlan Goudie. Lachlan came to film at Queen’s Cross earlier this year so be sure to tune in to spot us! The film will be available to view across the UK on iPlayer shortly after. In the meantime you can view some clips from the programme here - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b5ydcz/clips



and finally, a reminder of how you can help:  support our events at Mackintosh Queen's Cross; introduce a friend to events and membership; Shop in our well-stocked Mackintosh shop.


What They Say.....


The Mackintosh Church was the highlight of our Mackintosh trip to Glasgow. It was the most authentic experience of all the buildings we visited, it was delightful.

An awe-inspiring building

Glasgow's hidden gem

A pleasure to visit - friendly staff

An artistic treasure house

A truly beautiful space

Completely wonderful

Simplicity at its best

Breathtaking – a beautiful space – peaceful and inspiring

Mackintosh was a genius


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Future Events in 2018

Celtic Connections, Museum of the Moon etc.

Year round programme…
We also do tours, weddings, conferences, exhibitions, educational programmes and cultural events.


Tickets available from Mackintosh Church
Tel: 0141 946 6600
Email: info@crmsociety.com






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