The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse is Scotland’s centre for design and architecture, located in the heart of Glasgow. A visitor centre, exhibition space and events venue, The Lighthouse offers free entry, making it a popular attraction for visitors. The building itself was constructed in 1895 and was the first public commission of acclaimed Glaswegian architect, Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Formerly the head office of the Glasgow Herald newspaper, today – unsurprisingly – a whole section of The Lighthouse is dedicated to Mackintosh, while there are also opportunities to explore exhibits on the impact of design and architecture on everyday life and a library on sustainable materials. The building’s Mackintosh Tower also offers unparalleled views across the Glasgow cityscape.

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Closed - Opens - Monday
Opening Hours
Monday to Saturday
10.30am – 5.00pm
Sunday
12.00pm – 5.00pm