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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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  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow G1 3NU, Scotland
City Centre
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+44 141 276 5365
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Reviewed 2 days ago

For all the times I've visited Glasgow am ashamed to say I'd never visited The Lighthouse, so ,accompanied by my son ,thought it was time to put that to rights. First of all had a deek round the Gift-Shop which had an attractive array of...More

Thank alibats61
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an interesting place to visit if you are in the town centre and stick of shopping. If you go up the tower you get a superb view over parts of Glasgow but be warned it's a spiral staircase with about 130 steps (not...More

Thank HelenRip
Jen H, Front Office Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your recent visit to The Lighthouse and for taking the time to leave a review!

Reviewed 1 week ago

My review relates only to the Mackintosh exhibition within The Lighthouse. Whilst there were some interesting items on display, and a timeline, to me there was little cohesion to what was on show. The lighting in the exhibition area is appalling and a lot of...More

Thank Suzie_Anon
Jen H, Front Office Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your recent visit to The Lighthouse and for taking the time to leave a review. We're sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the Mackintosh exhibition. We are aware of issues with the lighting and can only apologise, this is a problem...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great views of Glasgow. Lovely restaurant with good food and reasonably priced. Great gift shop with a good range of gifts.

Thank Kelcardon
Jen H, Front Office Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review of your recent visit to The Lighthouse, we're glad you found it interesting and hope you will visit again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

deceiving as you go up escalators in modern building and then ascend narrw circular stairway for an okay view from the top

Thank JRocksmom
Jen H, Front Office Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your recent visit to The Lighthouse and for taking the time to leave a review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very easy to walk past and miss the neon lights luring you into the building. The exhibition on Mackintosh was a big draw but the highlight for us was the poster exhibition showcasing the best entries for a recent competition.More

Thank Griminlancs
Jen H, Front Office Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your recent visit to The Lighthouse and for taking the time to leave a review. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed the International Poster Exhibition, this is part of Graphic Design Festival Scotland which has been held here at The Lighthouse for the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was looking for something to do on a rainy afternoon and saw this place. It is devoted to design and architecture. There were several exhibitions as well as a permanent exhibit on machintosh's design. Observation deck was closed. Oh, and its free! And there...More

Thank 1marx
Jen H, Front Office Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your recent visit to The Lighthouse and for taking the time to leave a review. We're sorry to hear the viewing platform was closed on your recent visit but we are glad to hear you found the other exhibitions to your liking. We...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The poster display was fascinating, lots of individual though provoking ideas. Bought the book to accompany the display (suggested donation of £8). Free entry.More

Thank Jo M
Jen H, Front Office Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your recent visit to The Lighthouse. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the International Poster Exhibition, this is part of Graphic Design Festival Scotland, which has been held here each October for the past 3 years. We will pass your feedback on to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Learning about the famous Glaswegian architect is exciting. The view from the top of the tower great! It’s worth to walk all the way up

Thank sbe_000
Jen H, Front Office Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your recent visit to The Lighthouse and for taking the time to leave a review. We're glad to hear you enjoyed learning more about Mackintosh as well as the views from the tower.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's hard to say anything new about Mackintosh, but this places succeeds. However the lighting in the exhibition is poor. There is an excellent shop, however the cafe man said that he had closed a full 25 minutes before the advertised time! All in all,...More

Thank The_Baptist
Jen H, Front Office Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your recent visit to The Lighthouse and for taking the time to leave a review. We're sorry to hear about your experience at the Cafe, this does sometimes close early for private events however we will be sure to pass your feedback on...More

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Globetrotter045
30 August 2017|
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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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Response from Jen H | 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
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VMcA18
14 September 2016|
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Response from Jen H | Property representative |
Thanks for your question, yes, the Doocot Cafe on the fifth floor is breastfeeding friendly.
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