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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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11:00 - 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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Many Memories and An Adventure for Grandchildren

This is a great place to take youngsters and show them how school used to be. My granddaughters loved the dressing up and the hands on parts of the exhibits. It took us back to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Larkhall
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place to take youngsters and show them how school used to be. My granddaughters loved the dressing up and the hands on parts of the exhibits. It took us back to our primary school days in the 50's, the sound, feel and even smell of the building all brought memories flooding back. Well worth the detour... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Super place to spend an hour to two hours. Lots of reminiscing with a friend about old times. You can also have a coffee and snack and visit the gift shop. Very easy to get to from Buchanan street and only tales a few minutes. It's free so it only costs a few pounds in the subway to go there.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A bit out of the way from the rest of the tourist scene but a neat look into the past. Not to busy..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For me this is a hidden gem of the Glasgow museum world! The classroom exhibitions are excellent and provide a facinating insight to past school life. In addition there are regular exhibitions about life in and around Glasgow. Finally, there is the story about the conflict between CRM and Glasgow council over the design of the school. Well worth a... More 

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scotlandstreetschool, Digital Coordinator at Scotland Street School Museum, responded to this review

Hello Alistair S, Thank you for taking the time to write a wonderful review of our Museum. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed our exhibitions. Hope to see you in our Museum again soon, Christina @SSSM More 

Lanark, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great museum Well worth a visit. Nice social history Fantastic McIntosh designed building, loved the stair wells

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scotlandstreetschool, Digital Coordinator at Scotland Street School Museum, responded to this review

Hi dyoungone, We're glad you enjoyed our Mackintosh building! Thanks for writing a review. Christina @SSSM More 

Glasgow
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

A step back in time how the kids in the early 20 centuary were educated the old desks the books they used the methods of teaching a great wee experience another hidden gem

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scotlandstreetschool, General Manager at Scotland Street School Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for coming David, glad you enjoyed your visit! More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Great little museum good to visit to see the evolution of school,kids loved it and enjoyed the crafts session .

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scotlandstreetschool, General Manager at Scotland Street School Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting - keep an eye out for future crafty events and of course Santa School in December! More 

Glasgow
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We went a trip to see the old school although there isn't any parking outside so had to park in the car park across the road (beware the car park will charge you a flat fee of £5). Although the school is awesome and it's so interesting on how the building has survived over the years. I love the fact... More 

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scotlandstreetschool, General Manager at Scotland Street School Museum, responded to this review

We're really glad yo enjoyed your trip. If you come again, ask at reception for a car park pass and your parking will be free. Our resident ghosts are a shy bunch, maybe you'll spot them next time! More 

Prestonpans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We all had a great time here. My children who are 7 and 4 really enjoyed it especially making their stained class butterflies. Throughout our time there they didn't say they were bored once!!!! They enjoyed exploring all the different rooms. They loved playing with the hoops and skipping ropes down in the Drill hall. We spent an hr and... More 

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scotlandstreetschool, General Manager at Scotland Street School Museum, responded to this review

We're really happy you and your kids enjoyed your visit, thanks for dropping by! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This was a school trip for children aged between 10_14. The kids really enjoyed the trip. There was lots to do and the actor was brilliant. The museum was also really good. It was really good to give the children some hands in experience to give them an idea of Victorian life. There is a cafe within the building and... More 

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scotlandstreetschool, General Manager at Scotland Street School Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for the great comments Laura, see you again soon! More 

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