Three miles from the city centre, Ruchill Church Hall is still used today for its original purpose of serving the local community. Not quite on the scale of some of Mackintosh’s other designs, the building shows a refreshing lack of modernisation, with, incredibly, all the original Mackintosh features intact, more than a century after they were created.
It was erected in 1899 as a mission hall and consists of two halls & two committee rooms, all of which exemplify Mackintosh’s unique “Glasgow style”. His trademark art nouveau motifs litter the building, from the stained glass windows to the flower patterns embedded in the dark wooden doors.
You’ll receive a very warm, Glaswegian welcome in the church-run "Mackintosh Tea Room" (open Mondays – Thursdays 11-2pm), where you can enjoy a nice cuppa, while enjoying the fabulous architecture.