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The Lighthouse

11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow G1 3NU, Scotland (City Centre)
+44 141 276 5365
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$19*
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Glasgow City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
82%
Ranked #36 of 127 Attractions in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Landmarks
Fee: No
Owner description: Spanning six floors, The Lighthouse provides an unrivaled opportunity...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Landmarks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Overall I recommend the Lighthouse. Great views of the Glasgow skyline from the tower, and the best time to go is in winter at dusk (around 4pm) when the city street lights start to go on. Plus, this attraction is FREE ENTRY! However, on the downside - why can't the staff clean up the litter and graffiti from the tower... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

There are two viewing areas at the Lighthouse. One is the modern indoor bit with glass floor to ceiling. But the best is up the spiral stairs to the top of the lighthouse and you get a great view of Glasgow outdoors! The small exhibition in the entry and shop area was good as a brief intro to Charles Rennie... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The Lighthouse wasn't the easiest place to find, as you'll have to keep your eye out for a small alley while walking down Buchanon St, but well worth looking for it. The museum was very impressive, especially when it is free, and the view from the top of the tower is well worth the climb.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Great place view from tower amazing...staff very friendly and helpful from the reception and around the different floors to the cafe staff ...well worth a visit and free ..

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Torquay, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

If you fancy a bit of art and a walk up through a Lighthouse this is the place for you. Once at the top you can go outside and take in the views over the top of most of the buildings in the city. Great views.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Love the tower, love the shop, love the exhibitions! If I lived in Glasgow, I'd go there every day for a nice view and a bit of exercise

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Dublin.Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Really interesting exhibition space in the centre of Glasgow just off Buchanan St but easily missed. Very well renovated. The view from the tower is fabulous. It is a pity the signage has been graffiti'd and not yet cleaned. Inside the exhibtion space is well used and very accessible. The expo on the local hero, Rennie Mackintosh is well worth... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

It's a lovely building just next to Buchanan street (main pedestrian street) but still you might find it hard to find, but certainly worth a visit.

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Glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Lovely little place with lovely pieces Loved the view from top over city although had a function on that day so only a quick look Plenty to see Only negative could do with more signage as I had never noticed it before which is a shame

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Bit hard to find but once inside we found the display interesting, especially the models of Macintosh's projects that had never been built. Its worth continuing the climb up the steps to the top for the views. there is a viewing platform accessible by lift as well. We had a light lunch in the cafe which was tasty and good... More 

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