Housed in the former offices of the Glasgow Herald newspaper, The Lighthouse opened in 1999 when Glasgow was named the UK ... More
Housed in the former offices of the Glasgow Herald newspaper, The Lighthouse opened in 1999 when Glasgow was named the UK City of Architecture and Design. Four galleries over four floors give space to temporary exhibitions and there's also a special review gallery dedicated to new and innovative designers. The center has an interactive, creative play environment for young children and a permanent Mackintosh Interpretation Center, for which there is a small entrance charge. Access to the building itself, a converted Mackintosh design, is free and there are several bars and restaurants on the premises.
The exterior of the Lighthouse is the only thing worth seeing. The 1990�s extension and conversion into the �Centre for Architecture, Design and the City� has created a typically bland modernistic exhibition space.
I thought that the dispays on my visit were a bit insipid and pretentious. Even the Mackintosh Room was a big disppointment, lacking the atmosphere for the CRM that other Glasgow Mackintosh attractions, with more period surroundings, enjoy.
Having visited many other attractions in Glasgow, I was slightly disappointed in this one. It felt a bit empty, and apart from the macintosh room there was not alot to see - could be they were changing over exhibitions though
The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Center is an enormous venue, spanning 64 acres on the banks of the River Clyde,
and accessible via its own low level train station. With over 22,000 square meters (236806 square feet) of usable ...
A throwback to the Empire and Glasgow's prominence within it, the impressive City Chambers border the central George Square on
the east side. Intrigued? The local council offer free guided tours around their grand HQ at 11.30am and 2.30pm ...
Climb the 137 steps to the top of the Lighthouse and you're guaranteed spectacular views of the North East coast
and a panorama inland which will make any visit worthwhile. There's a video facility showing the same views, live, ...