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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
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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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Contains its own wee secret

I have been in around the Lighthouse on many occasions and only on this visit did I realise the 2 viewing galleries they have on the roof. Well worth the journey up - you get a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Donald1961
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited the Space Exhibition wonderful thought provoking exhibit. Lots of familiar architecture and sci-fi history. Loved the chronological order. Then I visited the top of the Mackintosh Tower. Wow what spectacular views of Glasgow. I loved my experience and recommend the Lighthouse to everyone!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been in around the Lighthouse on many occasions and only on this visit did I realise the 2 viewing galleries they have on the roof. Well worth the journey up - you get a really nice view of Glasgow, particularly if the sun is shining!! Not very often, I know!!!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The view from the top,accessed by lift, is interesting and the exhibition on the third floor is excellent.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was pretty difficult to find as it is quite secluded along the alleys ahead of Princes Square. But it was really worth it. There is a museum with some art exhibits, a shop, cafe and of course the spiral stair case leading to some amazing panoramic views of Glasgow.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My mom and I went as she is a very big fan of Mackintosh. I had a nice time looking at the different temporary art exhibits. The spiral stairs in the Mackintosh exhibit, was a lot of fun, and the view on the top was amazing.

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Thank Linnea M
Ian E, Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to The Lighthouse and for taking the time to leave a review. We're glad you and your mum enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon! More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

They have a few floors of exhibits and an excellent museum gift shop with plenty of local things to buy.

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Ian E, Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting The Lighthouse and taking the time to leave your review. We're glad that you enjoyed the range of items in the shop and hope that you will visit again soon. More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hidden away, this is a large and interesting building. A huge gallery space is well worth checking out. It depends on the exhibition, obviously. There's a café and the opportunity to visit the sixth floor and see a panorama of Glasgow. The shop sells some nice design-orientated stuff as well as loads of Charles Rennie Mackintosh items. This place suits... More 

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Ian E, Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this review

Thanks for your recent visit and for taking the time to leave a review. We're glad you enjoyed your trip to The Lighthouse and hope you will visit us again soon! More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This free museum is tucked away and kind of hard to find the first time. If you go down Buchanan street, look for a wee red neon sign that says The Lighthouse. It's a great escape from the busy roads full of shoppers, and a chance to learn more about Rennie MackIntosh. If you go to the very top of... More 

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Ian E, Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to The Lighthouse and for taking the time to leave a review. We're glad you were able to find us and that you enjoyed your visit - the views over Glasgow are great, especially on a sunny day. Look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are interested in architecture this is a definite, its free and had interesting facts about the building and its designer Rennie Makintosh, the view from the top is worth the trip alone.

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Ian E, Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this review

Thanks for your recent visit and for taking the time to leave such a good a review. We're glad you enjoyed your trip to The Lighthouse and hope you will visit us again soon! More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wen tin with my son for a look around - all very modern and interested to see some of what was on show - there was a large group in gallery area so decided to come back another time when not as busy. Went down to shop and it was like the crown jewels were being guarded. Lay off the... More 

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Ian E, Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your recent visit to The Lighthouse. We're sorry to hear about your experience in the shop and will feed this back to the staff. We hope this doesn't put you off from visiting again, hopefully the exhibitions will be a little quieter next time to allow you to have a proper look around. More 

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