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“Good museum with a great cafe too”

Scotland Street School Museum
Ranked #29 of 270 things to do in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Inverness, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Good museum with a great cafe too”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2011

The Sheilds rd subway is across the road very handy.

Interesting museum and well worth a visit to see how things were done in years and years gone by. Helpful and friendly staff too.

Visited July 2011
2 Thank Kirsteen P
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“a very unwelcoming place!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2011

after having visited Scotland st school with a group of Brownies on the 4th june i would advise people to give this place a miss. we left as we felt that we were not welcome in the building. even wen it was a school i bet the children were not treated the way we were yesterday. the girls were supposed to have taken a lot of memories. they did take memories from scotland st but not the sort we hoped. SCOTLAND ST? THANKS BUT NO THANKS!!!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Not ideal for day trips or even family days out”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2011

My daughter went along on a trip with her Brownies pack & after 30 mins they left due to being made feel unwelcome by staff who stated that there had been complaints and asking the girls & leaders on two occasions to keep the noise down. They are children, yes they get excited but they were not being overly noisy & correct me if I'm wrong but useums are there to educate children on the past, so why practically chase them out of the place! It was supposed to be a fun day out for them & it was ruined by not only the staff but also the other visitors to the museum and I would not recommend the place to anyone unless they wish to sew their mouths shut before entering!

Visited June 2011
2 Thank JoanneS58
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2011

The building and interiors were designed by Charles Rennie MacKintosh but really there's not much evidence, there isn't too much in way of design features to look at. The school has been been turned into a museum of schooling, how the place looked back 50 / 100 years. Quite interesting and is ok for a quick stop, but I'd only recommend if you are a CRM fan.

Visited September 2010
1 Thank cartagia
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