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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
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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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If you are at all interested in the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh then this is the place to go. There is lots of information on his life and works as well as models of his... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Coventry, United Kingdom

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Falkirk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Well hidden away but well worth the find . Have visited this with friends and by myself , it still draws me in . The stairs to the view are a tad daunting but so very worth the exertion .

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a must see - it's a building in the city centre down a little lane and you catch the escalator up 3 floors then walk about 150 steps to the top - for once the steps are wide so people can go up and down easily at the same time. Once at the top you are rewarded with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Although entry to the building and exhibitions is free I would highly recommend the seven pound guided tours of this beautiful Charles Rennie MacIntosh building first then allow so much more time to climb the tower for the view of the city, have a coffee at the cafe and then take a good look at all the different exhibitions on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Situated in the centre of a truly exciting part of Glasgow the whole experience feels like a treat. Absolutely stunning architecture, a really interesting museum and the views from the lighthouse are spectacular. If you are compelled the stand with your toes touching the full glass windows at the very top don't look down unless you really enjoy that moment... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Glasgows Mitchell lane is a tiny street just off Buchanan street. This place is a lovely building on several floors that showcases art, design & architecture.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

If you are at all interested in the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh then this is the place to go. There is lots of information on his life and works as well as models of his more famous buildings. There was also a display of the work of an Australian architect but I gather that exhibits change from time-to-time. Our... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Many stairs but a stunning view of Glasgow. When it's sunny, of course. You can find exhibition that worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

If interested in anything architectural. Fab room with rennie in it. Lots of stairs to the tower though. Phew. Well worth the yomp. Go out the back way towards the shops and there's a fab arcade with lots of arts and crafts motifs in its facade and roofline.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Went there with a friend and there was an awesome exhibition in the first floor. Then we took the stairs up to the lighthouse tower itself. From there there are stuning views of the city. After the visit there is a book shop in the ground floor The lighthouse is in the very city centre, so there are also a... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Modern gallery hidden in the heart of glasgow. Beautifully designed with stunning views over glasgow. Interesting art. Would be of interest to people with an interest in architecture. Fabulous shop selling expensive and reasonable bits of furniture and artefacts. Well worth a visit if in glasgow.

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