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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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Nice to spend a few hours

This is a nice museum. We found it to be dater interesting. The only staff member we spoke to was at the front desk and we're told how we could get free parking as we had to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
Lee L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice museum. We found it to be dater interesting. The only staff member we spoke to was at the front desk and we're told how we could get free parking as we had to park the car in the multi storey. I seen a area with old uniforms. I think this is where kids can go play... More 

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Chester le Street
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Visited this museum , having parked the car at the Shield Road Car park so we could use the underground. Disabled friendly, lift enables access to all floor. For those who wish to refresh the school memories or want to see what school and education was like.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

This was my second visit to the old school and again it didn't disappoint. A trip into the past and educational too. and it's a must see for both young and old.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 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 17 November 2016

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 8 November 2016

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 6 November 2016 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 November 2016

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 

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