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The Lighthouse

Address: 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow G1 3NU, Scotland (City Centre)
Phone Number: +44 141 276 5365
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Glasgow City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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Ranked #58 of 388 things to do in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty museums, Museums
Fee: No
Owner description: Spanning six floors, The Lighthouse provides an unrivaled opportunity...
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Type: Specialty museums, Museums
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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Hidden down Mitchell lane off Buchanan Street .There is fantastic Charles Rennie MacIntosh Exhibition and if you wish to climb the spiral staircase ( which can be hard going ) and the weather is good then you have a wonderful view of Glasgow, and it's free. Well worth a visit.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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152 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

There is a lot to see at this free central Glasgow attraction housed in a former newspaper printing works. When we visited there was an interesting range of temporary exhibitions on the various levels (which can be reached by stairs, elevator or escalator) including a display by some of the students at Glasgow School of Art. A climb up the... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I climbed the 134 steps and had a great view of the city, it's well worth it. I walked down and stopped at the 6 different levels,all were different. There is a lift for those not so able!!!

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Silloth, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Visited here on Saturday morning it is really worth a visit and it is Free, there is 6Floor levels each with different themes a Snack Bar is also available, you can get the lift to the 6th Floor for a View of Glasgow all round but if your fit you can climb the Spiral Staircase to the very top and... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I had half an hour to kill yesterday afternoon between meetings. The first look was in the Gallery of Modern Art, but they were remounting all but one of the galleries, so I headed across Buchanan Street and "chanced upon" The Lighthouse. Well to be honest, I knew it was there, but had never wandered in to have a look.... More 

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Luxembourg
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46 reviews 46 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Again again another free attraction in center of Glasgow. Take the lift 6 floors up to annoy a nice view over the city. Not so much else to say to I just try to fill up enough text.

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Alnwick, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Not too much to see except the view. If the lift is not working be prepared for 135 steps - which is worth doing for the fantastic views of Glasgow. Do on a sunny day.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I last visited the lighthouse a number of years ago and found it to be enjoyable, however a recent visit left me confused to the point of contemplating another visit, just to make sure I haven't made a mistake. It's a beautiful space, no doubt about it, however is this a museum, a conference centre, a bar; who knows? The... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Went along to see what this building was all about . It turned out to be a wee gem of a place. Go in to the water tower and climb to the top 145 steps ( I think) The views of all around the city are amazing. Now I do not know Glasgow well, but my friend pointed out all... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Good place for meetings/small conferences. Nice contemporary building in really convenient city centre location, easy for commuting to. Been to a couple of meetings here and liked the setting. Good food at lunch, interesting exhibitions, great view of city from top floor and has ground floor shopping. Recommend it.

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