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The Lighthouse

11 Mitchell Lane | What3words: Pits.plans.things, Glasgow G1 3NU, Scotland
+44 141 276 5365
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Spanning six floors, The Lighthouse provides an unrivaled opportunity to experience architecture and design through a changing program of world-class exhibitions, award winning education and lifelong learning projects, broad ranging events program and networking opportunities. Climb the Mackintosh Tower for stunning views across the city, indulge yourself in the latest designer products at The Lighthouse Shop, or simply relax in the doocot, our rooftop cafe/bar.
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11 Mitchell Lane | What3words: Pits.plans.things, Glasgow G1 3NU, Scotland
City Centre
+44 141 276 5365
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Climbed the Mackintosh tower and got some good views across Glasgow! Interesting architecture exhibits inside.

Thank maisiebiggs
Reviewed 2 days ago

Seemed to be a lot of space in use for private function or in process of change over of exhibition. Impressive views of city skyline from top. Lighting could be improved in main CRM exhibition space - very difficult to read at points.

Thank Shiona G
Reviewed 2 days ago

There are two viewing areas, one inside reached by a lift, the other outside(very small area) reached by spiral,staircase. Good views across Glasgow from both. I had gone to see the Mackintosh exhibition but found this very disappointing and lacking in any depth.

Thank roy c
Reviewed 1 week ago

Besides they are so nice. More in a moment. From the unexpected outside deck at the top, from which the twighlight viiews of Glasgow were stunning , to the fascinating display of Scottish student urban design proposals casually offered, to the gift shop with (as...More

1  Thank ADog56
Reviewed 1 week ago

In training as a tour guide so paid a visit. Free admission and a lovely gallery dedicated to Charles Mackintosh. 135 steps up to the top of the lighthouse where you can look out the city. Cold this time of year but when the weather...More

Thank Kimmybear2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my student to the lighthouse for a visit and it was lovely. We all went up to the viewing platform and had some great views of Glasgow .

Thank jan123456
Reviewed 1 week ago

The nice part of the attraction is that it is for free. If you go to the top floor you have some views of the city, but also not the best. Unfortunately, if you are not a big fan of arts you will not enjoy...More

Thank Laura T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Relatively easy to find but you need to walk up a number of stairs to reach the top, which was not a big deal for my friend and I. Once at the top, depending on the weather, you can get a good view of Glasgow...More

1  Thank azizmaggie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was a bit disapointed at this venue. Not really much to it other than a route to the top and a view out over Glasgow.

Thank GB-KSA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The building used to house the headquarters of Glasgow Herald but since 1999 it is the Lighthouse Centre for Architecture, Design and the City. It was free and this was the reason we visited it. It seems though to be a hive of activity especially...More

Thank greekcypriot2009
Jen H, Guest Relations Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your recent visit to The Lighthouse and for taking the time to leave a review. We're sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the exhibitions, hopefully if you decide to visit again there will be something more to your liking.

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30 August 2017|
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Response from Stella C | Reviewed this property |
There is an escalator. I'm fairly sure there's a lift too.
16 March 2017|
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Response from Jen H | Property representative |
Thanks for your question. Yes, The Lighthouse is suitable for children. We have a children's storytelling workshop on this Saturday. Our exhibitions are mainly on the themes of architecture and design, which might not... More
14 September 2016|
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Response from Jen H | Property representative |
Thanks for your question, yes, the Doocot Cafe on the fifth floor is breastfeeding friendly.