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Review of The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse
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US$20.27*
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City Sightseeing Glasgow Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #30 of 287 things to do in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 13 January 2012

The entire experience is to take in the various shifting exhibitions. Each city should have one of these. From the studios to the little cafe and the gift shop with totally unique gifts on the main level. Apportion the time to enjoy.

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Reviewed 17 October 2011

We enjoyed our visit here, and popped back the following day to see a few more things. Apart from one exhibition, which has some pretty interesting video displays, the rest is free. It is worth climbing up to the viewing tower - which give panaramic views of the city, and there are various other displays - and quite a bit about Rennie Macintosh, other modern architecture displays and a fancy design shop on the ground floor. There is a charming, low key cafe, with great soup and sandwich or coffee and scone offers. This place may not be an obviously "touristy" place, but if you like architecture themed exhibitions then this should be on your to-see list.

Thank Richard W
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Reviewed 25 August 2011

Do go to see the History of Glasgow Exhibition in the Lighthouse well worth it. You go into a dark space and you are looking down into the Earths core just go and see it we were impressed. The next floor is the Rennie Mackintosh story again well worth a visit.

4  Thank generation60s
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Reviewed 19 July 2011

There is good views from the observation deck or if you are prepared to climb up the spiral staircase in the tower. Lots of Rennie Macintosh which is interesting. A small museum but on several floors. Lots of temporary exhibitions and a nice shop, well worth a visit particularly as it is free.

1  Thank FionaLondon
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Reviewed 14 April 2011

Only go if you're a MacKintosh FANATIC or you absolutely want to see absolutely everything done by MacKintosh in the city.
The name comes from a tower he designed, but the city has grown up around it and you can't see the tower now. You can go inside and climb it but the views from the top aren't very good and well...it's really not worth bothering about. the rest of the building is an arts centre and I didn't find anything at all in that i was interested in.

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