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Scotland Street School Museum

225 Scotland Street, Glasgow G5 8QB, Scotland
+44 141 287 0500
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School in the Past

Visited museum and hired actress to re-enact Victorian classroom, fantastic experience! Everyone in... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Airdrie, United Kingdom
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 4 weeks ago
Dominika D
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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 5 days ago

Visited museum and hired actress to re-enact Victorian classroom, fantastic experience! Everyone in the party enjoyed, to different levels - some found the strictness of the teacher too much.

Thank luvaholidayScotland
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 8 November 2017

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 6 November 2017

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 3 November 2017

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

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 27 October 2017 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 25 October 2017 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 22 October 2017

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 16 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

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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!
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.
19 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.