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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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One for the fans.

Worth visiting if you are on a "Toshy Tour" but it is otherwise a modern building with a modern slant and my daughter didn't like it, but it is a quick visit which is very central... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Darvel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Worth visiting if you are on a "Toshy Tour" but it is otherwise a modern building with a modern slant and my daughter didn't like it, but it is a quick visit which is very central and I personally liked the Mac exhibit, maybe not one for the kids especially, but she did love the climb up the hundreds of... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Interesting building and well worth the climb up the spiral staircase for an aerial view of Glasgow. There is an interesting small exhibition about Mackintosh and his work and also current work re modern building design etc are open to view. It is free and very central, so worth a look in.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

If you are visiting Glasgow and would like to get a great view of the city for FREE, I would recommend a trip into the lighthouse, They have a indoor viewing platform accesable by lift, or an outdoor platform accessible, by lots of stairs, Only attempt if fit and not afraid of heights.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The view from the top of the Lighthouse is worth a look, and it's free entry which is good, but unfortunately I didn't enjoy the exhibitions much.

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Arbroath
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I attended a meeting at the lighthouse and had high expectations due to other reviews however there were some issues around our visit which I get frustrated at! Firstly the hot water urns must've had coffee residue so my decaff tea tasted like old coffee, the room wasn't ready which I wasn't too bothered about but then had a mis... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Go have a look its a fabulous exhibition space and gallery. If you all the way to the top you will see why its called "Lighthouse" Great views 360 degrees of Glasgow.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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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