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The Lighthouse

11 Mitchell Lane | Just off Buchanan Street., 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 cafe/bar.
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11 Mitchell Lane | Just off Buchanan Street., Glasgow G1 3NU, Scotland
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"spiral staircase"
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"viewing platform"
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"charles rennie mackintosh"
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"worth the climb"
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"water tower"
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"mitchell lane"
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"newspaper building"
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"glasgow skyline"
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"great views of glasgow"
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"exhibition space"
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"several floors"
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"interesting building"
in 19 reviews
"the ground floor"
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"his life"
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"worth a visit"
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"gift shop"
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"buchanan street"
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Reviewed 25 April 2017

Visited to see the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Interpretation Centre but also a must for anyone interested in design. Rooftop viewing platform give good views of surrounding buildings. Informative and helpful staff.More

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Ian E, Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thanks for your recent visit to The Lighthouse and taking the time to leave such a nice review. We'll be sure to pass your comments regarding staff on to the team. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the view and look forward to seeing you...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2017

The museum and shop were great and the glass window looking over Buchanan Street was the highlight for me. Lovely atmosphere. Lovely lunch and staff were very helpful.

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Ian E, Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thanks for taking time to leave such a kind review of your recent visit. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your time at The Lighthouse and look forward to seeing you again soon! We'll pass your kind comments regarding staff on to the team.

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Reviewed 21 April 2017

I love going to the lighthouse as it really is a beautiful place to visit. One of the fantastic things is that the view of the city is absolutely breathtaking. The exhibition of the architecture of Macintosh is also very interesting and gives a good...More

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Ian E, Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thanks for taking time to leave a review of your recent visit. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the Mackintosh exhibitions and the view over the city. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

You have to love a city where you get rooftop views and an art lesson all free. We were on a mission to see anything related to C. R. Mackintosh so the awesome display and then the fun spiral stairs were amazing. What a great...More

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Jen H, Venue Representative at The Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Thanks for your recent visit to The Lighthouse and for taking the time to leave a review. We're proud to be on of the city's many free attractions and delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit!

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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We visited here almost as an afterthought because it was so accessible from the main shopping area. We first went to the viewing gallery. The lift was the option to the top floor and crowded but the trip was worthwhile. We then descended to the...More

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Jen H, Venue Representative at The Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Thanks for your great review of your recent visit to The Lighthouse, we're delighted that you managed to fit a visit into your schedule. It's great to hear that you enjoyed the views and the exhibition.

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Reviewed 14 April 2017

From the top (a considerable climb to the 6th floor) you get very good views of Glasgow. There are interesting displays about the works and architecture of Macintosh.

Thank Eva Julia T
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Jen H, Venue Representative at The Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Thanks for your recent visit to The Lighthouse, we're glad to hear you enjoyed the views and the exhibition.

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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Free panoramic views of the city and beyond. Take the escalator to the third floor and walk up the helix stairs. They are solid so no need to panic. The viewing area is 6 storeys. I've seen a whole bunch of school kids climbing up...More

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Ian E, Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Thanks for your recent visit to The Lighthouse and for taking the time to leave a review. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the panoramic views - the steps can be a bit scary but as you said, they are perfectly safe and once you...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Great exhibits and always different things going on in the Galleries. My favourite is the Mackintosh one on Level 3 and visit here quite regularly!

Thank Gail K
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Ian E, Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thanks for taking time to leave such a kind review of your recent visit. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your time at The Lighthouse and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Living in Glasgow is made great by having places like the TL. There is usually a really good show on upstairs..or at least there has been on my visits. the view from the top is spectacularMore

Thank Rab h
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Ian E, Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thanks for your recent visits to The Lighthouse and for taking the time to leave a review. We try to have a varied and entertaining programme of exhibitions relating to the impact of design and architecture, as well as the permanent Mackintosh exhibition on Level...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

The is a great experience numerous floors of exhibitions and a floor dedicated to Mackintosh. The climb to the top up the spiral staircase is well worth the effort, the view of Glasgow is spectacular. And like some of the best things in life its...More

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Ian E, Manager at The Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thanks for taking the time to leave such a kind review of your visit to The Lighthouse. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the exhibitions and Mackintosh Centre. We're proud to be one Glasgow's many great free attractions! We look forward to seeing you...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
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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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