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Blog / Disabled Access Day Weekend

Disabled Access Day Weekend 10 Mar 2017

Disabled Access Day Weekend aims to raise awareness of accessibility in venues across the country from 10th - 12th March. 

The Lighthouse is fully accessible for wheelchair users or those with specific access needs. Visitors enter the building from street level. We have a passenger lift accessing all 6 floors. There are 5 disabled parking spaces at the side of the building on Mitchell Street. Accessible toilets are located on levels 2, 3 and 5.

Access Guide

Our Access Guide is a good place to start before visiting The Lighthouse. The guide contains a comprehensive description of the layout of the building, where our lift is, accessible toilets, and more. If there’s any information missing please contact us.

User reviews

Euan's Guide Review

If you visit The Lighthouse on Disabled Access Day, why not post a review on Euan’s Guide? The Lighthouse is listed so you can see what other people are saying following a visit, this should help you plan your own visit. Your feedback will also help us make improvements to the building.

Accessible parking

The Lighthouse is located on Mitchell Lane, a short distance from Mitchell Street which contains five disabled parking spaces.

The Viewing Platform

Our Viewing Platform is located on level six and can be accessed via our lift. It offers wonderful views across the City and is also home to a Glasgow Piano City piano – feel free to have a go!

Viewing Platform


On Level One you will find our Review Gallery with the Unbuilt Mackintosh models on display. The exhibition showcases stunning architectural models based on the unbuilt designs of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

Gallery One is currently closed as we install our next exhibition – SAMPLE by Collect Scotland. This exhibition aims to shine a light on the bold, innovative, contemporary work being created by textile designers in Scotland.

Level Two is home to Architecture and Design Scotland and you will find their Material Considerations: A Library of Sustainable Building Materials, as well as their current exhibition: Best Use of Timber Awards 2016.

Level Three is home to our Mackintosh Interpretation Centre which celebrates the life and work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, this is the ideal place to start the Mackintosh trail in Glasgow.

The Glasgow Interiors Exhibition is currently in the Mackintosh Centre, it pairs selected examples of Glasgow interiors with iconic Mackintosh chairs to showcase the epitome of Glasgow Style and Art Nouveau hidden inside local buildings. 

On Levels Four and Five we currently have the UNCOVERED: Still homeless, still an issue exhibition which showcases street papers from around the world and the fantastic work by INSP (International Network of Street Papers). 

We hope you visit us this weekend or sometime in the near future. Make sure you follow us on social media for updates on what’s happening at The Lighthouse @The_Lighthouse on Twitter @lighthouseglasgow on Facebook and @thelighthouseglasgow on Instagram. If you do manage to visit, please leave a review on Euan’s Guide.

If you're tweeting about Disabled Access Day make sure you use #AccessDay - if you visit The Lighthouse for the first time use #YouandSomewhereNew to tell others it's your first time! 

Enjoy Access Day Weekend!

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