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Glasgow Events Suitable for ChildrenMartyrs' School
Parson Street
Glasgow
Pop-up Glasgow MapG4 0PX
Tel +44 (0) 141 271 8301
Fax +44 (0) 141 271 8354
Email museums@cls.glasgow.gov.uk

Venue Intro:

Martyrs' School is a hidden architectural gem that deserves to be better known. It is one of the earliest buildings by Glasgow's most famous and influential architect and designer, Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928).

When the school was commissioned in 1895 Mackintosh was a junior assistant with Honeyman and Keppie, having just completed his apprenticeship. It is perhaps the first building in which his distinctive style can be recognised.

While not a museum as such, much of this magnificent example of Mackintosh's early work is open to the public, while other parts are now used as offices for Glasgow Museums staff. Inside the building you can admire the fine tile work and spectacular roof trusses. The iron work of the balconies is particularly fine. The exterior is distinguished by the balance of the walls and windows, and the detailing of the red sandstone.

Getting There:

Martyrsí School is situated near to both Provandís Lordship and St Mungo Museum.

  • Opening Hours:
    Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-4pm
  • By Train:
    15 minutesí walk from High Street rail station.
  • By Bus:
    First Bus services 11, 36, 37, 38, 42, 89, and 138 all stop near the Royal Infirmary. Martyrsí School is 5 minutesí walk from the hospital
  • Facilities:
    Male and Female Toilets; Wheelchair Access; Nearby Pay and Display Parking.

Disability Info:

No information available at this time.

Photographs:

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While visiting, see also St Mungo's Church across the road
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For more photographs see the images page.

Map (Gold arrow marks the spot):

 

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