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The Lighthouse, Glasgow

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  • You can learn something about the work of Mackintosh, a renowned Scottish architect and designer. There are photos and models of his buildings. Overall very interesting. There are still art exhibitions, with many floors were closed but in some other floors. Last, you have a good view of the city from the roof. Admission is free
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  • A short ride but very educational for those who enjoy architecture and want to learn a little of the Scottish masters. The climb to the top of the Lighthouse is a plus
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  • Great renovated building with interesting exhibitions – both historically (E.g. Mackintosh) as also to current projects. Climb the Tower also!
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  • Wonderful building with fascinating history and exhibits. Well worth a lift to viewing gallery, and even better views of Glasgow from the outdoor turret. Narrow passageway and a few floors of stairs. Good workout for the legs. All entirely free!
  • As the contents of the museum change over time this review may not reflect the current status of the museum. The museum is home to modern art and architecture. As such if you are not an art person then you may find the museum boring as I did. There are 4 floors each with different exhibits and a viewing gallery at the top of the building. As admission to the museum is free I would recommend going to the viewing gallery to enjoy the skyline however the exhibits themselves were small so don't expect to spend more than 2 hours there.
  • Great building! I would say it's a hidden gem of Mackintosh, as it's down a side street, but you can't miss it as it's so tall! Fantastic interpretation centre, and some great resources for architecture students.
  • Really impressed with this place, there's so much to see. I spent a couple of hours here just looking at all the architecture exhibitions. The view from the tower is well worth a look too.
  • Incredible spot. You feel creative and vibrant just walking in the door. The spiral staircase and roof-top views are stunning!

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