The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse

Event Space and Building
11 Mitchell Ln, Glasgow, Glasgow City, G1 3NU, United Kingdom
Closed until 10:30 AM tomorrow (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 10:30 AM–5:00 PM
  • Sun
    • Noon–5:00 PM

Scotland’s Centre for Design and Architecture

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  • Sam H.

    Love this space - worth a visit for the Mackintosh collection and the awesome spiral staircase giving you the best views of the city.

    Sam H · April 1
  • bolonka1

    Nice views on Glasgow!

    bolonka1 · November 5, 2014
  • George M.

    Really good views of the city centre and afar. One viewpoint is accessible by lift and the older actual Lighthouse structure is only by stairs. It seems to be closed off at times.

    George MacD · August 21, 2014
  • Anastasia P.

    Great exhibitions and architecture

    Anastasia Popova · March 22, 2014
  • Jacqueline C.

    Great Mackintosh exhibition and free views of the city from the tower

    Jacqueline Cousins · July 9, 2013
  • Sam M.

    This place has honestly got the slowest elevators in the world. Take the stairs or escalator as it will be infinitely quicker.

    Sam Macleod · July 2, 2013
  • Jack O.

    The Lighthouse is the renamed conversion of the former offices of the Glasgow Herald newspaper. Completed in 1895, it was designed by the architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

    Jack Osborne · June 20, 2013
  • Hotel Indigo

    Climb the helical staircase to the top of the tower, where you’ll have magnificent vistas of Glasgow’s turrets, spires & glass-sheathed towers from floor-to-ceiling windows in the viewing gallery.

    Hotel Indigo · November 28, 2012

    Its a great place! its located in a nice wee alley with fantastic architecture! its also home to the Maklab, there's also a nice wee pub beside it Bar Soba! Check it out if just for the architecture!

  • Jaggy

    Lovely haven of peace - the Doocot cafe on fifth floor. Delicious soup. Cake, scones, coffee, sannies, etc.

    Jaggy · November 18, 2011
  • BMW i

    A unique perspective on how design and architecture meld with industry, the Lighthouse examines how such a synthesis should operate when the goal is to be green. Check out the Helical Staircase!

    BMW i · November 10, 2011
  • Lianne

    One of the most amazing buildings in Glasgow city centre - stunning design and usually very interesting exhibitions. Go up to both viewing platforms, and stop in the Doocot cafe for a cuppa. Read more

    Lianne · February 17, 2011
  • Nigel H.

    Hidden away and no signs, but find the tower with spiral staircase for panoramic view of city for free (at least when we visited!) worth the climb.

    Nigel Hosier · June 22, 2010