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Scotland Street School Museum

225 Scotland Street, Glasgow G5 8QB, Scotland
+44 141 287 0500
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Fantastic building

Travelled here on the subway to Shields Road station and it is only a couple of minutes walk. The... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2018
lizzie4916
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Cavan, Ireland
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Memories

Definitely brought back memories of school especially books and the slide rule. No canteen only... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
Donna D
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Scotland Street School Museum, a working school until the late 1970s, hosts regular fun family events. It offers a fascinating insight as to what school days were like in the reign of Queen Victoria, during World War II, and in the 1950s and 60s, in three reconstructed classrooms. Architecturally significant, the school was designed by Scotland's most famous architect, Charles Rennie Mackintosh. His designs for the school are on display. Refreshments can be taken in the Willow Cafe.
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225 Scotland Street, Glasgow G5 8QB, Scotland
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Travelled here on the subway to Shields Road station and it is only a couple of minutes walk. The lady who greeted us when we went in was very friendly and helpful. She suggested we start on the top floor where there are recreated classrooms...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Definitely brought back memories of school especially books and the slide rule. No canteen only vending machines

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

A good look at a school of the past bringing memories of my time at school in the sixties. It was the Easter break though so very noisy with children which isn't a bad thing as they were having a good time. Interesting story behind...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

Thanks to all at the Museum for the fantastic Spy School event. We spent hours doing all the activities with primary age kids totally enthralled as well as enjoying the usual displays. A free event funded by visitor donations to the museum. Only thing that...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Went here with my teenage daughter and is a great day out. It is free to go in but you can do a donation. The building is lovely and was designed by charles rennie Macintosh. It is great to walk round the original classrooms as...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Hi, we took our 15 & 10 yr old grandsons. We all thoroughly enjoyed the museum and entrence was free. It's well set out with lots of interesting information and interactive props. It's even possible to get dressed in old school uniforms. Remember best behaviour...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

We spent a couple of hours exploring the classrooms. Very nice staff. The museum makes the experience approachable for young and old. Games could be played in the Hall. Clothing for girls and boys. You can learn much about social history and discover the changes...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

I went to a Victorian School which looked just like this one, I thought I was walking back into my 1970s classroom all I needed was my teacher at the desk wearing scholl shoes and a glasses. What a brilliant place to visit. The photo...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2018

Particularly interesting visit , informative regarding the history of education in Scotland. . Amazing ,Macintosh building with intriguing , facts around its commission and finance

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scotlandstreetschool, Manager at Scotland Street School Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Glad you enjoyed your visit Glynis!

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Reviewed 24 February 2018

I had not heard of this museum until my latest trip to Glasgow but is another, wonderful, free museum to visit when in the city. Some reviewers mention it being a little out of the way, but it is 2 subway stops from the centre...More

Thank Laura H
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scotlandstreetschool, Manager at Scotland Street School Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

It is indeed an atmospheric place laura! We're reinstating the cafe this summer, you'll have to come back to try our cakes.

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Cindy Ö
14 December 2017|
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Response from scotlandstreetschool | Property representative |
Hi Cindy, this could be arranged, but there would be a fee, phone the school and we'll see if we can help!
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Maureen S
7 October 2017|
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Response from LeslieUK2011 | Reviewed this property |
As I recall, there is a lift and a ramp to access it - and also helpful friendly staff. The museum is very close to Shields Street Metro station.
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AHA2008
20 October 2016|
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Response from scotlandstreetschool | Property representative |
Hello We would recommend a couple hours to do the whole building justice. We are open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 10-5pm, Friday and Sunday 11-5pm and are closed on Mondays.
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