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Scotland Street School Museum

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Address: 225 Scotland Street, Glasgow G5 8QB, Scotland
Phone Number:
+44 141 287 0500
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Today
10:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Tue - Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri 11:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Scotland Street School Museum, a working school until the late 1970s, hosts...

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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An Interesting Old School Building

This was built to Rennie Mackintosh's design in about 1906. Two things struck me:- there are many large windows so the place is light. The girls' area is kept quite separate for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was built to Rennie Mackintosh's design in about 1906. Two things struck me:- there are many large windows so the place is light. The girls' area is kept quite separate for the boys', even in the playground. Many little CRM touches and embellishments.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited here with my partner on a short visit to Glasgow. As my partner is a teacher he was interested in having a look around and taking some information back to his Year 1 class. As we visited during the Easter Holidays there was alot going on for children but there was still enough time for us to look... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family enjoyed wandering around this fab building. Junior members loved the activities in the foye area plus dressing up in the old school uniforms. Enjoyed listening to the stories and pictures of ex pupils in the activity room.

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Thank Chy707
scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

was a bit dissapointed. thought there would be more in it. travelled from Ayr and was dieing for cup of tea. only vending machines for tea choc etc. my young grandson aged 7 enjoyed it.

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Thank janewhightman
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited as my dad had attended the school. Worth visiting regardless. The horrible heedy's tour was informative yet fun for the kids.

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Thank Jill F
Crieff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This spacious museum has interest on various levels. It documents and illustrates well the changing face of Scottish education but also interprets the changes in inner city neighbourhoods like Tradeston. A final theme is the architecture of Charles Rennie Macintosh. Interesting for all age groups with an enjoyable mix of reading, children's activities and interactive displays. Parking in the park... More 

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Forfar, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An interesting look at schools through the ages, in a superb Rennie Macintosh building, well worth a visit. Nostalgic for the older ones and great for showing the kids how different schooling was in times gone by.

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Thank SEdward38
Glasgow
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

went to scotland street school great day out spoilt by glasgow city councils policy on parking used the car park accross the road (BE WARE)£5.20 to park your car for say 2 hrs do not use the car park what a swizz

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Perth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit because it's so well laid out, volunteers on hand if you need help but everything very easy and accessible (although lift was out of order when we were there so it was stairs only) A trip down memory lane and further back too

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Given that the Art School is closed after the fire, the Willow Tea Rooms is closed for planned restoration and Hill House is not yet open for the season that leaves only Scotland Street, Glasgow University and Queens Cross Church. Scotland Street School admission is free. The building was designed byCharles Rennie Mackinosh and has many distinctive features. It is... More 

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