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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.

What's Happening in Glasgow

Merchant City Festival

Merchant City 25 Jul 2019 - 28 Jul 2019 Various prices
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Linda McCartney Retrospective

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum 5 Jul 2019 - 12 Jan 2020 £5-£7
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Summer Nights

Kelvingrove Bandstand and Amphitheatre 26 Jul 2019 - 10 Aug 2019 £38.50-£54.45
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Resonate: The Ultimate Gaming Experience 2019

SEC 20 Jul 2019 - 21 Jul 2019 £0 – £35.43
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K.D. Lang: Ingenue Redux - 25th Anniversary Tour

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall 22 Jul 2019 £44
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T. rex in Town

Kelvin Hall 18 Apr 2019 - 31 Jul 2019 £14
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World Pipe Band Championships

Glasgow Green 16 Aug 2019 - 17 Aug 2019 £3 - £150
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Glasgow Summer Sessions

Bellahouston Park 16 Aug 2019 - 25 Aug 2019 Various prices
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Piping Live! Glasgow International Piping Festival

Various venues: Glasgow 10 Aug 2019 - 18 Aug 2019 Various
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HSBC Let’s Ride City Wide

George Square 4 Aug 2019 Free
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Playground Festival

Rouken Glen Park 2 Aug 2019 - 4 Aug 2019 £0.00 to £143.25
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Women's Tour of Scotland

George Square 10 Aug 2019 Free
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Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival 2019

Various venues: Glasgow 16 Sep 2019 - 22 Sep 2019 Free
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Glasgow Cathedral Festival

Glasgow Cathedral 26 Sep 2019 - 28 Sep 2019 Various
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Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run

George Square 28 Sep 2019 - 29 Sep 2019 Free - £35
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Glasgow Youth Film Festival

Glasgow Film Theatre 13 Sep 2019 - 15 Sep 2019 Various
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Linda McCartney Retrospective

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum 5 Jul 2019 - 12 Jan 2020 £5-£7
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