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Scotland Street School Museum

225 Scotland Street, Glasgow G5 8QB, Scotland
+44 141 287 0500
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Fantastic museum for everyone!

This museum is not so far from the city centre - just take subway to get there. Reserve at least 2... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dominika D
Mackintosh at School

This is one of 2 schools that CRM designed for the Glasgow school Board. It does have some M flair... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Southend-on-Sea, 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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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
225 Scotland Street, Glasgow G5 8QB, Scotland
+44 141 287 0500
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is not so far from the city centre - just take subway to get there. Reserve at least 2 hours if you want to learn all story which contains the school over the years, history of Rennie Macintosh and lots of activities like...More

Thank Dominika D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of 2 schools that CRM designed for the Glasgow school Board. It does have some M flair - lovely lettering over the entrance, tile with M touches and some super metalwork. The windows on the stairwells are superb. The school is isolated...More

Thank 490theos
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent musuem of school as it was through the ages. Loved the attention to detail and had a real trip down memory lane. The building is by Rennie MacIntosh and well worth visiting. Highly recommend.

Thank falkirklady2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent Visit - a splendid Charles Rennie Mackintosh building with all the exquisite quirks that were true to all his designs

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fab day out for the kids, back to 1939 with the strict Miss James, the children had fear and some tears! Great way to show the pupils how it was back then.

Thank 1969dawn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The architect for this school was Rennie Macintosh. The building is fabulous inside and out. There are various schoolrooms to visit as well as the drill hall where pupils did exercises, cloakrooms, cookery room etc. It was fascinating.

Thank Heather G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Architecture geeks will want to come here and see an amazingly thought out school for it's time. Also really great for kids with various interactive activities of 1900's school activities. Parking just opposite the museum and subway station too nearby.

Thank Oriana M
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We've done the school tour before, but visited this time specifically to see the "GlaswegAsians" exhibition. Very interesting indeed, lots of information about the first Asians to settle in the city & details about their lives & businesses, many of which businesses still exist today.

Thank Carolyn M
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

I take my 9yr old daughter there regularly with various friends & they always love it. If travelling by car it's best to park right opposite the school in Shields Rd car park. When you are leaving just show your parking ticket to the museum...More

1  Thank Jim M
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We went to Scotland Street School for the Horrible Heidie tour. It was a brilliant day out and we learnt so much about the history and architecture of the building.

1  Thank Samia I
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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.
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.
Alice M
16 October 2016|
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Response from 362WarrenS_13 | Reviewed this property |
It's closed on Monday and open every other day from 11.00 to 5.00. Some days it opens earlier. Enjoy Warren