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The Lighthouse

11 Mitchell Lane | Just off Buchanan Street., 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 cafe/bar.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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11 Mitchell Lane | Just off Buchanan Street., Glasgow G1 3NU, Scotland
City Centre
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"spiral staircase"
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"viewing platform"
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"charles rennie mackintosh"
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"worth the climb"
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"water tower"
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"mitchell lane"
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"newspaper building"
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"glasgow skyline"
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"great views of glasgow"
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"exhibition space"
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"several floors"
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"interesting building"
in 19 reviews
"the ground floor"
in 33 reviews
"gift shop"
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"his life"
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"worth a visit"
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"buchanan street"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thought we would see a great presentation of The work of Mackintosh but, like some of his furniture it was good to look at but not at all functional. The gallery devoted to him was initially visually appealing but the content difficult to access/read. Copy...More

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Jen H, Front Office 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 that the Mackintosh exhibition wasn't quite what you had expected, we are aware of issues with lighting in this area however it is proving...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you have half an hour to spare, this attraction is definitely worth a visit. The panorama over the city is impressive.

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Jen H, Front Office Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for recommending a visit to The Lighthouse, alongside our programme of events and exhibitions many people do visit for the views alone!

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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Visiting The Lighthouse is an interesting series of revelations for those of us that had not done our homework. As well as the very comprehensive exhibition on CRMackintosh there is a surprising exhibition of sustainable building materials along with the best use of timber awards...More

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Jen H, Front Office Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your visit to The Lighthouse!

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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Definitely check this place out. It's down a little side lane. A little bit of a strange mix of conference facilities, offices, galleries and visitor facilities but exhibition on McKintosh well worth a look and the view from the top of the water tower is...More

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Jen H, Front Office Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your recent visit to The Lighthouse. We're proud to be one of Glasgow's many free attractions! We usually have exhibitions in Gallery One, the Review Gallery, Level Two and in the circulation spaces in the upper floors.

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

Firstly, this is the first time I've visited this attraction, and I must say I was pleasently impressed. Hidden down Mitchell Lane - off Mitchell Street and opposite to the Mitchell Street Multi storey car park, the entrance is not immediately obvious, or all that...More

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Jen H, Front Office 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 such a detailed review. We hope you will visit again soon!

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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Went with a group of friends. We booked a tour to find out about the history of the building and it did not disappoint. The girl that took the tour was great telling us all about the history she could answer all our questions ....More

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Jen H, Front Office Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks very much for your visit to The Lighthouse and for taking the time to leave a review. We're glad to hear you were able to join in one of the tours and will pass your kind feedback about the member of staff onto the...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

have been looking through some of the reviews on here and they make it look as if you pay for it as part of the bus tour as far as I know there is no connection I have visited twice now and admission was free...More

Thank Charles M
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Jen H, Front Office Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. You are completely correct, entry to The Lighthouse is free. Though many people do "stop off" here on other paid tours such as the bus tour or city walking tours. The views from the top of the tower are great but...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

This was recommended by a friend and worth a visit. Took the easy way up to the top and the view was well worth it. If you can manage the stairway I think it would be well worth it.

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Jen H, Front Office Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting and taking the time to leave such a kind review. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed the views.

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Good place to visit in a sunny afternoon. It is free, but it could be very busy at times. A wonderful view of spiral staircase from the top of the tower, as well as a view on the city of Glasgow!

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Jen H, Front Office Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave such a great review, we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Came here to see the Macintosh exhibit and the city views from the top of the tower. Maybe my expectations were too high but I’m afraid I was extremely disappointed. The exhibition was mostly information boards and replica furniture rather than actual artwork. I was...More

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Jen H, Front Office 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 that the Mackintosh exhibition wasn't to your liking. Hopefully if you decide to visit again there will be exhibitions that are more to your...More

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Globetrotter045
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.
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STEPH23059
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
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VMcA18
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.
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