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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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Dropped into the school on way to Tramway and so glad we did. The architecture is beautifully simple. I liked being able to wander around. Great staff.

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Dropped into the school on way to Tramway and so glad we did. The architecture is beautifully simple. I liked being able to wander around. Great staff.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The free museum tells the story of 100 years of Scottish education . Wonderful leaded glass towers superb tiled hall and such interesting stories of those who worked towards it being built.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic! Excellent tour of the beautiful building, and a highly educational for our two 8 year old companions - adults too!

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Cupar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This building still retains all the Charles Rennie Mackintosh features and is well worth a visit for that alone. Although the museum is a bit spartan, several of the rooms have been laid out as in earlier times and there are photographic and video displays of schools and children in Scotland in previous times. From personal experience I can attest... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed seeing the physical environment of schools and how our cultural thinking around education has changed. Well designed displays with actual props and photos. And it is all within a Mackintosh designed building, so that adds to the experience.

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Shotts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great place to take my Grandson (we went in December). A bygone look at the education system compared to how it is now was fascinating. My grandson loved the dressing up and learning how children were schooled in the 'old days'. A nice wee cuppa to heat us up was the perfect end to a great experience... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Classic Rennie Mackintosh building giving a realistic view of education in the 19th Century. I took my children here and they loved it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 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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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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