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Scotland Street School Museum

225 Scotland Street, Glasgow G5 8QB, Scotland
+44 141 287 0500
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It is how you make it - we had a fun, free day out

I took my 2 kids and niece here during the summer holidays. We parked across the road at the park... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
kerry G
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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
A journey in time

A school that was designed more than a hundred years ago but it’s still impressive. I believe that... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MariosP4p
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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225 Scotland Street, Glasgow G5 8QB, Scotland
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+44 141 287 0500
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I took my 2 kids and niece here during the summer holidays. We parked across the road at the park and ride (please note - you need to tell the reception at the school you have parked here to receive your free parking ticket to...More

Thank kerry G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A school that was designed more than a hundred years ago but it’s still impressive. I believe that a visit to this school is must in order to get a complete view of Mackintosh’s work. It’s also an emotional journey in time for older people....More

Thank MariosP4p
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Attended this school for first time as part of the great big Mackintosh bus tour, I didn’t realise it was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Loads to see. Underground straight across the road.

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Reviewed 4 weeks 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

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Reviewed 1 July 2018

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

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Reviewed 24 June 2018

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

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

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

Thank MargRich18
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Reviewed 6 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

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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
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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

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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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AHA2008
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.
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