The Lighthouse Glasgow
The Lighthouse, Scotland’s Centre for Design and Architecture, is a multipurpose visitor centre in the heart of Glasgow city centre. The Lighthouse, Scotland’s Centre for Design and Architecture is also Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s first public commission. Part of the Mackintosh trail it’s the ideal starting point for exploring Mackintosh’s work, located within easy walking distance of city centre transport links. The Mackintosh Interpretation Centre, our permanent exhibition dedicated to the life and work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, is a must see exhibition for any Mackintosh enthusiast. From here you can also access the helical staircase, which leads you up to the viewing gallery at the top of the Mackintosh Tower where you are rewarded with spectacular views of Glasgow. If you are feeling less energetic you can enjoy the equally stunning vistas from the Viewing Platform on Level 6, which can be accessed using our elevator. Take a trip through time and experience Glasgow through the ages in Foundation Glasgow, our other permanent exhibition on Level 4. In the Foundation shop you will find a delightful collection of Glasgow gifts as well as the exclusive "Toshie" collection. On Level 2, Architecture and Design Scotland run a rich programme of exhibitions, events and educational workshops promoting quality in design and placemaking in the built environment. In Gallery 1 on Level 1 of The Lighthouse we have a changing programme of exhibitions and events focusing on Scottish design and Architecture. We also have a new Digital Design Gallery on the Ground Floor, a showcase of Scottish digital design and animation.