Glasgow Mackintosh

The Lighthouse, Scotland’s Centre for Design & Architecture is a visitor centre, exhibition space & events venue in the heart of Glasgow. The Lighthouse acts as a beacon for the creative industries in Scotland & promotes design & architecture through a creative programme of exhibitions & events.

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse is housed in the former Glasgow Herald building, the first public commission completed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, & is the perfect place to begin a Mackintosh tour of Glasgow. Our Mackintosh Interpretation Centre also charts the life & work of Mackintosh & allows access to the Mackintosh Tower, providing unrivalled views of Glasgow.

Our Gallery One & Review Gallery spaces offer a changing programme of exhibitions & events focused on the impact of design & architecture on our everyday lives. Level Two hosts Architecture & Design Scotland, whose exhibitions offer an insight into the future of architecture & place-making.

The Lighthouse has four floors of multi-purpose spaces which can be hired for corporate events, evening receptions & weddings. Our Doocot café also provides hearty food in an inviting atmosphere. Topping off the building is the Viewing Platform, where visitors can get a wonderful view of the city.

Plan your visit


The Lighthouse, Scotland’s Centre for Design & Architecture
11 Mitchell Lane
Glasgow G1 3NU
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Opening Times

Mon to Sat :: 10:30 - 17:00
Sun :: 12:00 - 17:00