Foundation Glasgow

Exhibitions

11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G1 3NU

    Foundation Glasgow is an exciting new exhibition at The Lighthouse in the city centre. It tells the story of Glasgow and its people from prehistory to the present day.

    Foundation Glasgow is an exciting new exhibition at The Lighthouse in the city centre. It tells the story of Glasgow and its people from prehistory to the present day.

    Centrepiece to FOUNDATION Glasgow is The Cube , a black immersive theatre, where from a platform you watch a 15 minute audio visual projected onto a floor screen to literally watch the City grow beneath your feet! The audio visual begins with the very first settlements on the River Clyde and moves to the rise of Christianity and the importance St. Mungo. It describes the growth of the City with its wealth creating Tobacco Lords and the significance of piping fresh water into the City. Continuing through time it tells the story of Glasgow's world renowned Clyde-built ships, the Clydebank Blitz and the approaching Commonwealth Games in 2014.

    Learn about the people who, through the ages, have contributed to the City's growth from the Roman handmaiden Verecunda to Miss Cranston and James Watt to Sir John Glassford. This exhibition features key figures and personalities, all of whom have their stories to tell, including a young gymnast who hopes to compete in the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

    Unique to Glasgow are our 360 degree City Panorama and aerial Flyover sequences. These are projected onto large format screens and not only show the City's famous Victorian architecture but also its latest architectural icons including the Armadillo and The Riverside Museum. The Panorama takes in views beyond the City to the Clyde estuary, the Cathkin Braes and Campsie Hills.

    To help explore the City there is a scaled aerial walk-on floor map which locates places and key buildings. These buildings also feature on an accompanying architectural display.

    Opening Times
    Opening times 2014
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

    Monday - Saturday: 10:30-17:00
    Sunday: 12:00-17:00

    Last showing 16:30

    Children

    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome

    Facilities

    • 24hr CCTV
    • Disabled Access
    • No Smoking Permitted

    Payment Methods

    • Debit Card
    • Electron
    • JCB Card
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Solo Card
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card

    Domestic

    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Location

    • City Centre

    Transport

    • Bike Storage Available Public Bicycle racks om Mitchell Street a short distance from the main entrance of The Lighthouse
    • Paid Parking within easy distance
    • Taxi Rank < 100m from station

    Transport within Scotland

    For public transport information to visit here from within Scotland, enter your postcode and visit date below.

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair
      • the gift shop
      • the information point
      • the ticket issuing point

    General

    • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for visitors with limited mobility
      • some routes
    • Seating available throughout the attraction at appropriate intervals, for visitors with limited mobility
    • Clear signage throughout the attraction (e.g. colour contrasted, large lettering, use of pictograms etc.)
    • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for wheelchair users
      • some routes
    • There is an audible alarm system

    Parking

    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Within about 50 metres of the attraction

    Cafeteria / Restaurant

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to the :
      • cafeteria

    Lift

    • There is a lift
      • Lift buttons have raised numbers or letters

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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