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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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    What's Happening in Glasgow

    Brick Wonders

    Glasgow Cathedral 14 Jul 2018 - 23 Sep 2018 Free Admission
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    The Hill House at The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse 12 Sep 2018 - 23 Sep 2018 Free entry
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    MCM Scotland Comic Con

    SECC 22 Sep 2018 - 23 Sep 2018 No ticket price information
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    Samara Scott: Belt and Road

    5 Sep 2018 - 11 Nov 2018 Free entry

    Submerging everyday objects creating sculptural friezes in which audiences are confronted with …

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    Cellular World

    Gallery of Modern Art 19 Apr 2018 - 7 Oct 2018 Free admission
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    Tenement Trail

    Various venues: Glasgow 29 Sep 2018 £25.40
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    BBC Good Food Show Scotland

    SEC 19 Oct 2018 - 21 Oct 2018 From £20.50
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    GlasGLOW

    Glasgow Botanic Gardens 27 Oct 2018 - 4 Nov 2018
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    Resonate

    SECC 18 Oct 2018 - 21 Oct 2018 £15
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    RAF in Concert Presents The Centenary Tour

    Glasgow Royal Concert Hall 3 Oct 2018 £23.00-£29.00
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    Glasgow Cathedral Festival

    Glasgow Cathedral 21 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 2018 £10-£65
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    The Case of the Frightened Lady

    Theatre Royal 8 May 2018 - 6 Oct 2018 From £13.00
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    Glasgow Green Fireworks

    Glasgow Green 5 Nov 2018 Free entry
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    Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair

    SECC 15 Nov 2018 - 18 Nov 2018 £7.00-£12.50
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    Scottish Ballet: Wee Hansel and Gretel

    Theatre Royal 1 Nov 2018 - 3 Nov 2018 £16
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    Glasgow Vegan Festival

    Trades Hall of Glasgow 10 Nov 2018 - 11 Nov 2018 £3.00-£16.00
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    Brushes with War

    Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum 21 Sep 2018 - 6 Jan 2019 £5.00-£7.00
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    Late Night Studio Jazz: Square One with Andy Middleton

    Glasgow Royal Concert Hall 24 Nov 2018 £6-£12
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