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Scotland Street School Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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One of the best museums I have ever visited

As a child who grew up in the fifties, attended Jordanhill College and was a teacher in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MoiraW51
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Unique piece of History

Have two teachers in my family this was a must visit on our trip to Glasgow. This attraction is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TSP2014
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Colleyville, Texas
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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...more
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225 Scotland Street, Glasgow G5 8QB, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A little out of town but a great example of schooling from years past. The building is impressive, but I was expecting a few more rooms to glean social history education.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As a child who grew up in the fifties, attended Jordanhill College and was a teacher in the seventies, I found this museum to be a very well documented trip down memory lane, even including a wonderful video presentation of skipping songs and playground games...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Have two teachers in my family this was a must visit on our trip to Glasgow. This attraction is free, and opens your eyes to school life in Scotland. It's not much different than school life in America. There are many displays and you can...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Scotland Street School museum with my two young daughters (4 and 8 years) today on a rainy, grey January Sunday afternoon. We had a splendid trip. It was totally enhanced by the attentive, engaging and enthusiastic guide Malcolm who led us through a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The school street museum is definitely worth the visit. This is free admission. This school has lots of information in it and explains Scotland school history. It is accessible by the subway. It is across the street from the subway station. I would definitely recommend...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tarateaches424
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed this visit, the themed classrooms were excellent and you really get a sense of what school life was like back then. Lost one star because there was a school visit which closed one of the classrooms It would have been helpful as we...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Christopher F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just had the most outstanding customer service from Brian Carrick who went out of his way to help me work out the odd system the Citizens Theatre have created to pick up theatre tickets there while the theatre is being rebuilt. He tells me he...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mick M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Step back in time to see a fabulous listed building. Scotland street school is synonymous with the world famous education system in Scotland, see the desks and chairs n blackboards used around the turn of the century, and find out the games they played in...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Richard M
Reviewed 14 December 2018

Went on a visit here as a study trip with college. Really interesting place, with lots of history.The tour guide was great fun, and really gave us a sense of what the school was actually like when it was open. It was designed by Charles...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank t0niedwards
scotlandstreetschool, General Manager at Scotland Street School Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2018

Glad you enjoyed your tour, and thanks for the review!

Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

Family place to visit in Glasgow its free but you are welcome to give to the donation box. It’s opposite Shields Road subway. There is also a car park opposite. There is a small cafe inside. We didn’t use the cafe and spent an hour...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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scotlandstreetschool, General Manager at Scotland Street School Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2018

Thanks for the nice review! See you back again soon no doubt.

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Marge2701
4 October 2018|
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Response from MargRich18 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it would be very interesting for them. Contact the museum and get them to organize a trip.
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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!
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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.
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