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The Lighthouse

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Neighborhood: City Centre
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Address: 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow G1 3NU, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 141 276 5365
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12:00 pm - 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
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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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An interesting top view!

I visited the place twice and liked it by their exhibitions at the time, always related to architecture and design (first time was while Commonwealth Games and I spent a good hour... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Paola B

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visited the place twice and liked it by their exhibitions at the time, always related to architecture and design (first time was while Commonwealth Games and I spent a good hour at the Athlete's Village Houses exhib., with a 1:1 model showing all the layers and systems), by the building it self - its contemporary intervention on a Mackintosh... More 

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Thank Paola B
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This building is one of Glasgow's hidden gems - located in a lane off one of Glasgow's busiest streets.

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Thank TayH1
Bideford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Just came here for the viewing tower and was impressed by the view! If you have an issue with heights, stay very far away as the spiral steps up the tower are not solid and you can see through them. It stopped the other half from going more than one flight up. I slogged on and was rewarded by an... More 

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Thank Kelvin C
Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had only a very short time here - the fact that there is a wonderfully informative exhibition of Charles Rennie Mackintosh buildings was not advertised and so we did not allow enough time. We did climb to the top of the Lighthouse for an incredible view over Glasgow.

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Thank Emma H
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Culture, eco-friendly housing, Scottish craft, art, you can find a lot of different things at the Lighthouse.What is sure it that it is a very nice place,enchanting and interesting !

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1 Thank Caroline M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the Lighthouse following on recommendation and I was not disappointed. Excellent. food nd excellent coffee. Surroundings are quite special.

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1 Thank d4ducky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The exhibits are very informative. Great gift shop. Take the stairs to the very top, go to the crows nest and walk 360. And take in the best views

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1 Thank Nigel B
Newtownards, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always thought we were cultured types but this was not for us. The exhibits were too modern or scant to find interesting. The only good thing was the curving stairway to the top of the lighthouse and the view over Glasgow rooftops. Worth a visit for this.

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Thank Jotravelnut21
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited specifically to see Paul Smith exhibition. The audio visuals were excellent; gave an insite into the thought process's of Paul Smith the designer. Could have been a bit more about the construction of garments and handmade elements. Great colour. Visited the cafe - Doocot and had a good baguette cheese sandwich.

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Thank Lawson01
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I go along to the Lighthouse frequently with visiting friends. Great venue and a very interesting place right in the heart of the city. The cafe used to be very very good - but sadly the last couple of times we visited the service has gone downhill a lot. Such a pity as this attraction should be... More 

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