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Glasgow Events Suitable for ChildrenScotland Street School Museum
225 Scotland Street
Pop-up Glasgow MapG5 8QB
Tel +44 (0) 141 287 0500
Fax +44 (0) 141 287 0515
Email museums@cls.glasgow.gov.uk

Venue Intro:

Scotland Street School Museum presents the history of education in Scotland as a genuine school experience. The museum, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh between 1903 and 1906, is also an essential destination for Mackintosh enthusiasts and all those interested in the history of design. At the museum you can learn the story of Scotland Street Public School and the developments in education in Scotland through a combination of displays, audio-visuals and reconstructed and restored classrooms.

Alongside our temporary exhibition and activities programme, you can follow the interpretation and activity trail around the school or find your family's old school photograph on our education collection's database.

You can try out your design skills in the Mackintosh room on touch-screen computer and hands-on interactive displays and experience the classes of yesteryear in our 'Back to School' role playing programme. An audio-visual room has an introductory video about the school as well as showing educational and historical archive films.

Scotland Street School Museum is a unique experience. It is Scotland's only Museum of Education as well as showing the architectural brilliance of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

Getting There:

Scotland Street School Museum lies to the South of the City, close to Shields Road Underground and within easy access from the City Centre.

  • Opening Hours:
    Monday-Thursday & Saturday 10am-5pm, Friday & Sunday 11am-5pm
  • By Subway:
    The museum is directly opposite Shields Road Subway station.
  • By Bus:
    First Bus services 89 and 90 both stop near the museum..
  • Facilities:
    Free Guided Tours; Gallery Shop; Vending Machine and Café Area; Male and Female Toilets; Wheelchair Access; Pay and Display Parking.

Disability Info:

Disabled parking bays are available at Scotland Street School Museum, and the museum is fully accessible to wheelchair users, with a lift allowing access to all floors. A disabled toilet is available on the ground floor.

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