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The Lighthouse

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Address: 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow G1 3NU, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 141 276 5365
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10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: Spanning six floors, The Lighthouse provides an unrivaled opportunity to...
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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Originally the offices of the Scottish Daily Herald, this is an iconic building designed by Charles Rennie Macintosh. It is now repurposed as an exhibition centre, which includes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Bourne, United Kingdom
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Malmo, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Let me admit that I am obsessed with good architecture, and am probably a bit of a nerd. Nevertheless this little gem of a design and exhibition centre can be highly recommended for everyone who is interested in C R Macintosh, modern urban architecture, sustainable construction methods, good design, or simply a free view of the roof tops and skyline... More 

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Bourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Originally the offices of the Scottish Daily Herald, this is an iconic building designed by Charles Rennie Macintosh. It is now repurposed as an exhibition centre, which includes a gallery of items of furniture design also by Charles Rennie Macintosh. Combine a visit here with the Charles Macintosh House at the Hunterian Art Galley at the university.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

There is a lot crammed into the floor with Charles Rennie Macintosh designs. It would benefit from a little more space--and more comfortable seating to watch the excellent video introducing the time period.

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Fife, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I visited The Lighthouse today to get out of the rain and was delighted by the exhibits. The architecture exhibits - shortlisted and winners - in the Scottish Scenic Awards were fascinating. The Macintosh Centre was refreshingly different to some other Macintosh exhibitions I have seen and the Best Use of Timber room was uplifting. A first rate visit -... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

What a find! The staff were friendly and informative. There was an amazing video on art noveau (we went back a second day to watch it again! what a pity they don't sell copies.) The display on Macintosh was very good and the cake in the cafe was lovely. What more can you say

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Campbelville, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We visited the Lighthouse in Glasgow after lunch one day and the climb to the top was well worth it (be carful not to bang you head when you go in our out to the walkway up there!). Right as the top of Glasgow with indicators pointing at major sites. The photo collection in the building sets Glasgow history in... More 

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Rosebank, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

A great place to view Glasgow from aloft! Visit on a good clear day and get an overview of the different array of buildings in the City Centre. You can grab a coffee or light lunch while you plan your day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Having read about this place I was keen to visit it. It was a great way to spend a couple of hours exploring such an interesting place. The view from the top is great!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Not only is this a museum to Rennie Mackintosh but it's got exhibitions of architectural stuff of interest to practitioners and also a bit of art. The historical timeline of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife was fascinating, truly a genius. It's imperative to go to the top of the tower to see the views over the city. My only... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

What a hidden gem. We visited the Lighthouse, after seeing it in a "Places to visit in Glasgow" leaflet. I am sure we must have walked past it on previous visits, without looking up, or paying attention, to the fine building. The third floor has a very interesting exhibition relating to Charles Rennie McIntosh, but it is the climb to... More 

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