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Scotland Street School Museum

225 Scotland Street, Glasgow G5 8QB, Scotland
+44 141 287 0500
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We've done the school tour before, but visited this time specifically to see the "GlaswegAsians... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Carolyn M
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Great place for kids & adults

I take my 9yr old daughter there regularly with various friends & they always love it. If... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jim M
Wishaw, Scotland, United Kingdom
via mobile
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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 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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
225 Scotland Street, Glasgow G5 8QB, Scotland
+44 141 287 0500
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We've done the school tour before, but visited this time specifically to see the "GlaswegAsians" exhibition. Very interesting indeed, lots of information about the first Asians to settle in the city & details about their lives & businesses, many of which businesses still exist today.

Thank Carolyn M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I take my 9yr old daughter there regularly with various friends & they always love it. If travelling by car it's best to park right opposite the school in Shields Rd car park. When you are leaving just show your parking ticket to the museum...More

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Scotland Street School for the Horrible Heidie tour. It was a brilliant day out and we learnt so much about the history and architecture of the building.

1  Thank Samia I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great day visiting my famous school, with special thanks to Alan on the reception desk he must have heard my story hundreds of times. My grandchildren enjoyed playing with the gym equipment in the old gym hall it is well worth a...More

Thank orangeCheshire
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Superb visit - so good for the children to get a feel for what life was like at school through the ages. It was great to see the classrooms set up as they would have been through the different periods. An opportunity to dress up...More

Thank andreawo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This old school has been kept in wonderful condition. It shows a range of historical schoolroom from victorian to 60s/70's. But the main attraction is the building itself. Designed by Charles Rennie Macintosh, it is excellent and thoroughly enjoyable. Easy to get to on the...More

Thank LeslieUK2011
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Easy access by subway with a stop right across the street - the exterior architectural details are of more interest than the interiors. The stone carving is unique to this building and beautifully executed w/ a art nouveau style that anticipates the more geometrical style...More

Thank echo830
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Visited the school museum with my family.It was a trip down memory lane for my wife and I.My 6year old grandaughter was fascinated.Great insight into old glasgow.A must visit for Rennie Mc Intosh lovers .visitors please note if traveling by car ask at front desk...More

1  Thank James B
Reviewed 9 August 2017

this is a place that I have been meaning to go for a while, as it is one of the wonderful buildings designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. What I found, when I got there, was not only a marvellous example of the architect's vision and...More

Thank Scotsmum7
Reviewed 6 August 2017

This was my first visit though I had heard a lot about this particular museum - a school which was designed by Rennie McIntosh. The 'cafe' leaves a lot to be desired but thankfully that was not the object of the visit. Classrooms are laid...More

Thank Peter T
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20 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.
Alice M
16 October 2016|
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Response from 362WarrenS_13 | Reviewed this property |
It's closed on Monday and open every other day from 11.00 to 5.00. Some days it opens earlier. Enjoy Warren
Alice M
16 October 2016|
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Response from martinballhome | Reviewed this property |
Hi, see the earlier answers but check out their website as well for a lot of useful information.