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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...more
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11 Mitchell Lane | Just off Buchanan Street., Glasgow G1 3NU, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice little stop while visiting the city. We ate in the café (yum!) and took pics of the city at the top. Didn't have time to do the spirial staircase, would have loved to though.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the building is beautiful and the tours made it much more memorable. I liked the art spaces and the food catered for our dinner was very good.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This exhibit is Free along with some other ones throughout Glasgow. The Lighthouse was a Charles Rennie Mackintosh building that now has a new addition next to it with art exhibits on each floor. There are elevators and escalators on the new side, but to...More

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Jen H, Front Office Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for you recent visit to The Lighthouse and for taking the time to leave a review. We hope you will visit us again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This can be climbed by anyone, with room to stop while going up. Once the 8 floors-worth of stairs are climbed, the city opens up and the view is worth the effort. Since it costs nothing and is a quick activity, it's something I would...More

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Jen H, Front Office Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for you recent visit to The Lighthouse and for taking the time to leave a review. We hope you will visit us again soon! We'll also be sure to pass on your kind feedback about our front of house team.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum was small and easy to get round although a couple of floors where closed off on the day we visited. there is a guided tour on Saturdays (1pm I think) but we weren't in Glasgow at this time and it would have been...More

Thank johnsonwallace
Jen H, Front Office Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your recent visit to The Lighthouse, we are currently installing a new exhibition in Gallery One so hopefully if you do visit again you will be able to check out this space!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dashed in 30 minutes before closing, but still able to climb the spiral staircase to the top for a great panorama of Glasgow city. Well worth the climb and a good display of Mackintosh items below.

Thank Shaunkendall
Jen H, Front Office Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for you recent visit to The Lighthouse and for taking the time to leave a review. We hope you will visit us again soon!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you are interested in design or architecture, then this is a must see. If you are interested in Charles Rennie Mackintosh, then you absolutely have to stop here. Take the time to walk up to the top of the light house for an unparalleled...More

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Jen H, Front Office Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for you recent visit to The Lighthouse and for taking the time to leave a review. We hope you will visit us again soon!

Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

What an amazing space open to the public free of charge. Perfect for a rainy afternoon stop when out exploring Glasgow. You must climb the water towers fabulous spiral staircase to the viewing platform. Here you get 360 views around Glasgow. Exhibition spaces are open...More

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Jen H, Front Office Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review of The Lighthouse.

Reviewed 4 June 2018

We struggled a bit to find the Lighthouse as it’s down a narrow walkway – although the passage does have a lit up sign for the Lighthouse above it (but we only saw it as we were on our way to see the Timorous Beasties...More

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Jen H, Front Office Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your recent visit to The Lighthouse and for taking the time to leave such a thorough review. We're glad to hear that you found us and that you enjoyed your visit, including lunch in the cafe.

Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

For those who enjoy architecture (there were several great exhibitions on when I visited including what I think must be the standing exhibition on Charles Renee MacIntosh’s wonderful portfolio of work) or simply wish to climb the tower (access by stairs, a lot of them,...More

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Jen H, Front Office Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We'e proud to be one of Glasgow's many free to visit attractions as well as an original Mackintosh building. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and would recommend the building to others.

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Globetrotter045
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Response from Stella C | Reviewed this property |
There is an escalator. I'm fairly sure there's a lift too.
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STEPH23059
16 March 2017|
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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
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VMcA18
14 September 2016|
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Thanks for your question, yes, the Doocot Cafe on the fifth floor is breastfeeding friendly.
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