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The Lighthouse

11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow G1 3NU, Scotland (Anderston)
+44 141 276 5365
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Ranked #45 of 174 Attractions in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Specialty Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Spanning six floors, The Lighthouse provides an unrivaled opportunity to experience architecture and design through a changing program of world-class... more » 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. « less
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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Great place and free entry near Central station there was a good exhibition about the Commenwealth games and also a excellent exhibition about Charles Rennie Mackintosh with good information about is life. Climbed the winding staircase to the top of the tower also went In the lift to the viewing platform. It is good how they have mixed the old... More

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Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

The view's not that great but some interesting facts about Glasgow. And it's free! Hard to find. It's off a little alley from Buchanan st

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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140 reviews 140 reviews
56 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Some interesting exhibitions on the regeneration of Glasgow as well as a Charles Rennie Macintosh exhibition. Make the effort to climb the tower and look out over the heart of the city. It's all free and staff were keen to engage with us.

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England
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78 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The Lighthouse did not appear in my guide to Scotland but was in our French friends Guide Vert! It is an interesting building on several floors with either lift or escalator access. At the very top is an interesting city viewpoint and also a tower which has quite a challenging circular staircase. Also a Charles Rennie Macintosh exhibition which includes... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

A viewing platform over the city, studies for the Commonwealth Games athletes village, decent café and an exhibition on John Rennie Macintosh - all in one place!

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London, England
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Found on Trip Advisor otherwise would have missed this little gem. Interesting exhibitions on Mackintosh and the Commonwealth Games, don't manage to see it all as we headed up to the viewing platform and the tower first. Spent a while looking out across the city, taking in the detail of the surrounding buildings, old and new and those in between.... More

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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69 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Worth a look from the viewing platform on the 6th floor to see Glasgow in a different perspective. Didn't get chance to sample the café as it was closing at the time, however interesting taking the escalator and getting a chance to see how they have designed each floor

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Great place to see the whole Glasgow from the roof but inside of lighthouse can be boring, depending on exhibitions.

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Manchester
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59 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The Lighthouse is a design centre in central Glasgow. Each floor has something different. On the ground floor was a shop in which plastic chairs could be had for a sale price of £780, down from £1200!There was a lot about Charles Rennie Mackintosh, who I think had designed the building. There was also a lot about the engineering and... More

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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This venue is one you can go back to again and again as the exhibitions are always changing. The climb to the 6th floor is well worth the view over the rooftops of Glasgow.Try to find a few landmarks! Everything looks different from that angle. stop off at the tearoom on the 5th floor for a choice of teas or... More

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