The Lighthouse is considered by many to be Scotland’s primary centre for Design and Architecture.


The Lighthouse, Glasgow

The Herald Building in Mitchell Street which houses The Lighthouse is quite a unique space.  It was designed Charles Rennie Mackintosh and was his fist public commission.

Renovated in 1999 the building is now an inspiring events venues and a design center for Glasgow’s creative industries. It draws thousands of visitors a year.

This month (if you want to step in out of the rain) you will be greeted with a unique photographic exhibition called Glasgow Restored.

The exhibition is showcasing and celebrating the numerous historic buildings that Glasgow Building Preservation Trust has been involved with saving since 1982.

Event Details Glasgow Restored exhibition

 Dates: 03 Oct – 28 Oct

The Lighthouse
Long Gallery & Gallery 5

11 Mitchell Lane
G1 3NU


Doocot Cafe,  The Lighthouse, GlasgowOh and by the way if you get peckish or parched, the building also boasts a pretty good cafe, where you can get home made cakes and a good variety of coffees and teas.  Sadly it closes at 4:30 so get in early to enjoy the food.

Step up to the Doocot Café on level 5 as part of the overall experience - you won’t regret it.