The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse
11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, G1 3NU
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The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse is Scotland's Centre for Design and Architecture. Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the building formerly housed the Glasgow Herald before becoming the exhibition and events space it is today.

The Lighthouse hosts a varied programme of temporary exhibitions, as well as the permanent Interpretation Centre on Level Three. There are two viewpoints where visitors can take in the city skyline, the open-air Mackintosh Tower (accessed via a staircase from Level Three) and the indoor Viewing Platform on Level Six which is fully accessible and accessed via lift only.

There is a cafe on Level Five of the building and a Glasgow Museums shop on the ground floor.

  • Provides: Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi

Events at this venue

There are 8 events at this location

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The Art of Scottish Glass: 40 Years of the Scottish Glass Society

Exhibition which celebrates the Scottish Glass Society's 40th anniversary, and explores the evolution of Scottish contemporary glass through this period.

Thu 21 Nov

Free / 0141 276 5365

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Fri 22 Nov

Free / 0141 276 5365

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sat 23 Nov

Free / 0141 276 5365

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 29 more dates until 22 Dec

Bind

This exhibition brings together a collection of handmade book structures and forms, demonstrating the diversity and innovation present in contemporary bookbinding. With an emphasis on innovative materials and creative forms, these books explore the possibilities of when traditional skills and contemporary design meet.

Thu 19 Sep

Free / 01412765365

  • 10:30 – 17:00

Fri 20 Sep

Free / 01412765365

  • 10:30 – 17:00

Sat 21 Sep

Free / 01412765365

  • 10:30 – 17:00
…and 71 more dates until 1 Dec

Celebrating 20 years of The Lighthouse

A celebration of 20 years of Scotland's Centre for Design and Architecture, with an exhibition of archive material, a timeline of past exhibitions and more attractions.

Thu 19 Sep

Free / 01412765358

  • 10:30 – 17:00

Fri 20 Sep

Free / 01412765358

  • 10:30 – 17:00

Sun 22 Sep

Free / 01412765358

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 6 more dates until 29 Sep

Circular Elaboration

Circular Elaboration, by Clara Weale, is a fragrance designed to reflect the history of, and motifs present within The Lighthouse, celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the buildings rebirth. In researching the 1999 design process, Clara came across a dissertation, written by a student at Glasgow School of Art, which…

Thu 19 Sep

Free / 01412765365

  • 10:30 – 17:00

Fri 20 Sep

Free / 01412765365

  • 10:30 – 17:00

Sat 21 Sep

Free / 01412765365

  • 10:30 – 17:00
…and 8 more dates until 29 Sep

Glasgow Doors Open Day

Free admission to see inside some of Glasgow's finest buildings, old and new, and enjoy various guided walks throughout the city in the annual festival that involves more than 100 buildings.

Sat 21 Sep

Free / 0141 554 4411

Free guided tours.

Sun 22 Sep

Free / 0141 554 4411

Free guided tours.

The Lighthouse Building Tours

Fun museum tour where you can learn all about The Lighthouse.

Sat 28 Sep

£5 (£3) / 0141 276 5365

Sat 5 Oct

£5 (£3) / 0141 276 5365

Sat 12 Oct

£5 (£3) / 0141 276 5365

…and 9 more dates until 14 Dec

Social Alchemy

Social Alchemy presents a set of ceramic furniture made of hand-sculpted tiles imprinted by the layers of actions and convivial rituals taking place within the specific space of the living room – Meet, play, chat, breath, drink, rest, think, enjoy the view… This series follows c.a. walac's peculiar interest in…

Thu 19 Sep

Free / 01412765365

  • 10:30 – 17:00

Fri 20 Sep

Free / 01412765365

  • 10:30 – 17:00

Sat 21 Sep

Free / 01412765365

  • 10:30 – 17:00
…and 8 more dates until 29 Sep

Tests of Change and Space Pioneers

Tests of Change helps Scottish schools make the most of their existing spaces. Initiated by Architecture and Design Scotland, and supported by The Scottish Government, this programme uses ‘space hacks’ to quickly allow pupils and teachers explore possibilities for their schools. This exhibition showcases work from four…

Thu 19 Sep

Free / 01412765365

  • 10:30 – 17:00

Fri 20 Sep

Free / 01412765365

  • 10:30 – 17:00

Sat 21 Sep

Free / 01412765365

  • 10:30 – 17:00
…and 23 more dates until 14 Oct

Reviews & features

New venues announced for CCA Glasgow shows hit by building closure

1 Aug 2018

Some good news as art events affected by Glasgow School of Art fire find new homes

While the domino effect on residents and businesses following the fire at Glasgow School of Art and O2 ABC is still being felt by many in the local community, the Centre of Contemporary Art has revealed a raft of alternative venues for events it was…

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