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The Lighthouse

11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow G1 3NU, Scotland
+44 141 276 5365
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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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  • Poor2%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow G1 3NU, Scotland
City Centre
+44 141 276 5365
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I love that Scotland's museums are free! This is a wonderful exhibit of Mackintosh's life and works. It explains his work in the context of the times he created. It has several pieces of his furniture and shows the buildings he designed. Then you can...More

Thank lizardMarquette_MI
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Took m young daughter here on a family day out with my husband and she loved it! Not only is it free but there are great views of Glasgow also. Would highly recommend to parents looking for an inexpensive day out with their kids.

Thank lynseyhamilton83
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Having visited the Glasgow School of Art we continued our Charles Rennie Macintosh experience by visiting the Lighthouse. First a stop in the cafe for tea and cake...excellent service! Then onto the free museum and a walk to the top of the tower. The views...More

Thank Rowgill
Reviewed 1 week ago

A little jem in the middle of town. If you are doing the Mackintosh thing in Glasgow, this is a must-especially as the Willow tea rooms are nearby. It's worth taking the lift to the top for the rooftop views then walking down floor by...More

Thank Mike J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing textile exhibition. Amazing views of Glasgow from the top. Situated just off Buchanan street. Very good shop with lots of design led and Charles Rennie Macintosh items. Well worth a visit.

Thank maizedaisy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A building with Mackintosh roots - now modernised, and having a pleasant, good value cafe and gift shop. There are superb views from an enclosed roof terrace, reachable only by lift.

Thank cityhopper7_9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just off Buchannan Street, this has exhibitions, but mostly has a good viewpoint. Take the lift at the back of the shop to the top floor and you get a fab view of Glasgow city centre! If you fancy being a little more energetic, go...More

Thank ferijenn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have to climb a substantial numer of stairs to reach the viewing platform but then rewarded with a great bird's eye view of Glasgow.

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been here a few times. It changes what is on quite often and so there is nearly always something interesting to learn about each time you visit. Lovely winding stairs that take you to the top where you can admire Glasgow.

Thank Jen Drysdale
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent art gallery with interesting views across the Glasgow skyline. The cafe is also very good.

Thank Patricia W
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Is the lighthouse suitable for children
16 March 2017|
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Response from Ian E | Property representative |
Thanks for your question. Yes, The Lighthouse is suitable for children. We have a children's storytelling workshop on this Saturday. Our exhibitions are mainly on the themes of architecture and design, which might not... More
Is the cafe breastfeeding friendly? Thanks
15 September 2016|
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Response from Ian E | Property representative |
Thanks for your question, yes, the Doocot Cafe on the fifth floor is breastfeeding friendly.