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The Lighthouse

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  • Address: 11 Mitchell Lane

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The Lighthouse, Scotland's Centre for Design and Architecture, is based within the former Glasgow Herald building. The building was the first public commission that Charles Rennie Mackintosh worked on, whilst a draughtsman at Honeyman and Keppie architectural firm and is a fine example of Art Nouveau architecture.

In its present form The Lighthouse acts as a beacon for the creative industries in Scotland, promoting design and architecture through a varied programme of exhibitions and events.

THE BUILDING

A journey through the building provides a fascinating insight into the design features and architectural heritage associated with Mackintosh. For inside knowledge into Mackintosh's life, his influence and legacy, then try out a guided tour of the building.

EXHIBITIONS

The permanent Mackintosh Interpretation Centre or 'Mack' Centre, designed by Gareth Hoskins Architects, celebrates Glasgow's most famous architect and explores his life and work. This is the point from which visitors can climb the Mackintosh Tower and experience fantastic panoramas over the city.

The Lighthouse hosts a varied programme of exhibitions and events on the subject of architecture and the impact of design throughout the year. 

he Doocot Café on Level Five, is the perfect spot to relax at the end of your visit.

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