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Scotland Street School Museum

Open today: 11:00 - 17:00
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A most interesting visit

We had a most enjoyable visit here with our 6 year old granddaughter. We parked across the road at... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Worth a visit, just to see the windows

As you come up from Shield Road Station, this fascinating building is just opposite. It stands... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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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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Hours Today: 11:00 - 17:00
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
225 Scotland Street, Glasgow G5 8QB, Scotland
+44 141 287 0500
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a most enjoyable visit here with our 6 year old granddaughter. We parked across the road at Shield Rd subway & obtained a voucher from the School for free parking. ( go to subway to redeem voucher). We started on the top floor...More

Thank Tina883
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As you come up from Shield Road Station, this fascinating building is just opposite. It stands proudly, a relic from the past. You could almost hear the voices of the children playing in the yard or rushing to the outdoor toilet! The museum is free...More

Thank ionay1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a famous building, but also a genuinely interesting history museum about education in Glasgow.

Thank cmdevlin64
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a lovely red brick building and preserved beautifully. The wndows on the stairs are best seen from the insde.

Thank MargRich18
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Travelled here on the subway to Shields Road station and it is only a couple of minutes walk. The lady who greeted us when we went in was very friendly and helpful. She suggested we start on the top floor where there are recreated classrooms...More

Thank lizzie4916
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Definitely brought back memories of school especially books and the slide rule. No canteen only vending machines

Thank Donna D
Reviewed 13 April 2018

A good look at a school of the past bringing memories of my time at school in the sixties. It was the Easter break though so very noisy with children which isn't a bad thing as they were having a good time. Interesting story behind...More

Thank Colhunt
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Thanks to all at the Museum for the fantastic Spy School event. We spent hours doing all the activities with primary age kids totally enthralled as well as enjoying the usual displays. A free event funded by visitor donations to the museum. Only thing that...More

Thank Heather H
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Went here with my teenage daughter and is a great day out. It is free to go in but you can do a donation. The building is lovely and was designed by charles rennie Macintosh. It is great to walk round the original classrooms as...More

Thank Darren M
Reviewed 8 April 2018

Hi, we took our 15 & 10 yr old grandsons. We all thoroughly enjoyed the museum and entrence was free. It's well set out with lots of interesting information and interactive props. It's even possible to get dressed in old school uniforms. Remember best behaviour...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.