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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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Excellent panoramic views of the city. Interesting and informative galleries and videos. Friendly welcoming staff.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is Glasgow's design centre and museum, set up in the fever of Glasgow City of Culture and City of Architecture and Design in the 1990s. It is in a converted newspaper office, famously with a homing pigeon loft, designed by C R Mackintosh, although it is hard to see much of CRM on the inside, instead it is it... More 

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I took my visiting-from-Eire friend here, and was crushed to find that the viewing-place on level 6 was closed for some private 'do' ........ after this happening a-gairrnn :O(, I looked on't'internet and discovered that the Mackintosh Tower is always open and gives a higher view ............. mind you need to be fittish (well not toooo fit, I am 63... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Excellent panoramic views of the city. Interesting and informative galleries and videos. Friendly welcoming staff.

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falkirk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

A brilliant venue for a wedding! It's not just an exhibition centre.. Many interesting events take place here. It was the original Herald offices and printing press I believe. It holds many exhibitions. Has a fantastic viewing platform. Our daughter got married and had her reception here and it was faultless . Beautiful food , attentive staff. Altogether a great... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

It has some interesting architectural features, but overall kinda anticlimatic. The view from the top of the building isn't too much either.

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Malmo, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 376 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Let me admit that I am obsessed with good architecture, and am probably a bit of a nerd. Nevertheless this little gem of a design and exhibition centre can be highly recommended for everyone who is interested in C R Macintosh, modern urban architecture, sustainable construction methods, good design, or simply a free view of the roof tops and skyline... More 

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Bourne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Originally the offices of the Scottish Daily Herald, this is an iconic building designed by Charles Rennie Macintosh. It is now repurposed as an exhibition centre, which includes a gallery of items of furniture design also by Charles Rennie Macintosh. Combine a visit here with the Charles Macintosh House at the Hunterian Art Galley at the university.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

There is a lot crammed into the floor with Charles Rennie Macintosh designs. It would benefit from a little more space--and more comfortable seating to watch the excellent video introducing the time period.

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Fife, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I visited The Lighthouse today to get out of the rain and was delighted by the exhibits. The architecture exhibits - shortlisted and winners - in the Scottish Scenic Awards were fascinating. The Macintosh Centre was refreshingly different to some other Macintosh exhibitions I have seen and the Best Use of Timber room was uplifting. A first rate visit -... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

What a find! The staff were friendly and informative. There was an amazing video on art noveau (we went back a second day to watch it again! what a pity they don't sell copies.) The display on Macintosh was very good and the cake in the cafe was lovely. What more can you say

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Additional Information about The Lighthouse

Address: Address: 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow G1 3NU, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 141 276 5365
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow>  > City Centre
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

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