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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

Spanning six floors, The Lighthouse provides an unrivaled opportunity...

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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Hidden Gem

Hidden away, we discovered it by accident. A very interesting building full of artists. Great shop at the bottom and cafe on the top floor.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne

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Hailsham, England, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Exhibition space looks like it needs a bit of TLC. The Mackintosh exhibition was interesting. The toilets need refurbishment. Small cafe serving reasonably priced snacks. Best part was the modern spiral staircase installed within the stone tower - worth climbing to see the views over the rooftops.

Thank 235Alan
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good museum to learn about architecture and design in general and more specifically the history of it in Scotland. I went for the lighthouse aspect which was also fascinating and there is a view at the top. Recommended since it's free and in the city centre.

Thank A N
York, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were helpfully guided to the entrance of the Lighthouse by a street chap and eagerly went in having read about the Lighthouse on-line. We had not realised that we were ten minutes or so early for the Lighthouse to open but were informed, somewhat abruptly, by a member of staff to wait. Fine. We patiently perused the collection Mackintosh... More 

Thank sacolacicchi1
Newcastle upon Tyne
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46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hidden away, we discovered it by accident. A very interesting building full of artists. Great shop at the bottom and cafe on the top floor.

Thank magpie_travels
Dorset, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First I ate in the cafe upstairs - very reasonable lunch. Then I checked out the exhibition and then I climbed the tower. If you climbed it every day, you'd be really fit

Thank Traceybysea
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

good view plus good cafe well worth a stop all in all another reason to take yhe hop on h off bus tour you wont get e better way to visit the city loots to see and do

Thank Jay T
Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recommended the lighthouse by a couple of locals & it didn't disappoint. We discovered Mickintosh at the Kelvingrove & loved seeing more of their designs. Lots of stairs but the view is worth it.

Thank Chantal B
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've walked passed the Lighthouse 50 times and finally decided to go in and check it out. If you like art and design you'll love it with most exhibits being about Mackintosh's architectural influence in Glasgow. You have to go up the tower and see the best view of Glasgow, its worth the 200 step climb. Warning though, not much... More 

Thank mattsykes1980
Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lighthouse is enjoyable on so many levels- literally, as well as artistically. You could spend hours in the well planned galleries, all accessible via escalators. The view of the city from the top is amazing. Staff are friendly and even the shop has some things worth looking at.

Thank Granville7777
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Lighthouse has many exhibitions which are a litle bit differnt from the ordianry atr work. I am a great fan of Mackintosh and they had a brilliant exhibtion about him. It would probaly suit all tastes of art.

Thank krisGlasgow

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