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The Lighthouse, Glasgow

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#9 of 37 in Museums in Glasgow
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  • I attended a business conference here and until that day I had no idea the building even existed! Hidden along a pedestrianised lane, it looks fairly innocuous until you actually step through the door...  more »
  • Thought we would see a great presentation of The work of Mackintosh but, like some of his furniture it was good to look at but not at all functional. The gallery devoted to him was initially visually ...  more »
  • If you have half an hour to spare, this attraction is definitely worth a visit. The panorama over the city is impressive.  more »
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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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