Scotland’s Centre for
Design and Architecture

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The Lighthouse, Scotland's Centre for Design and Architecture, is a visitor centre, exhibition space and events venue situated in the heart of Glasgow, just off the Style Mile. The Lighthouse acts as a beacon for the creative industries in Scotland and promotes design and architecture through a vibrant programme of exhibitions and events.

Formerly housing The Glasgow Herald, The Lighthouse was the first public commission completed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and is the perfect place to begin a Mackintosh tour of Glasgow. Please watch our video so we can take you on a tour of the building and show you what you can do when you visit.

Admission: Free Entry

Opening Hours:

Monday to Saturday: 10.30am – 5.00pm

Sunday: 12.00pm – 5.00pm

Festive Season

Closed 24th December - 2nd January 2018

Reopens Wednesday 3rd January at 10.30am

Please note: we occasionally close areas of The Lighthouse for private functions, please contact us on 0141 276 5365 prior to visiting and our staff will be able to inform you of any closures.

Alternatively, our blog is updated regularly with details of all closures.

Find us:

11 Mitchell Lane
Glasgow, Scotland G1 3NU

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“I was on the search to learn more about Glasgow's famous son and this was a great place to start. The exhibit covers his architectural, furniture and even cutlery designs as well as models of buildings constructed and ones only dreamed of. Think aesthetic + purpose. Take a walk up to the top of the lighthouse for great panoramic views of the city.” 30 July 2016, TripAdvisor

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