Scotland Street School Museum

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Scotland Street School Museum is a museum of school education in Glasgow, Scotland, in the district of Tradeston. It is located in a former school built by Charles Rennie Mackintosh between 1903 and 1906. The building is one of Glasgow's foremost architectural attractions. It is located next to the Shields Road subway station. During the building's construction, Mackintosh frequently battled the school board about the design (the board wanted a less expensive design). The total cost for the building was £34,291, which was over budget. The building features a pair of windowed Scottish baronial style tower staircases. The school, which also served Tradeston, was designed for an enrolment of 1,250. However, by the 1970s the area was experiencing urban decay, and the school's enrolment fell to under 100. The school closed in 1979. Mackintosh based the design of the school on Rowallan Castle in Ayrshire and Falkland Palace. This profile is monitored regularly and we will answer enquiries within 24 hours, if you would like a more immediate response please call our central switchboard during office hours on 0141 287 4350. By commenting on a Glasgow Life profile you are indicating that you have read, understand and agree to abide by the House Rules. These can be viewed at https://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/social-media-house-rules

Following the government’s decision to extend lockdown, Glasgow Life’s venues and services will remain closed until at l...
21/04/2020

Following the government’s decision to extend lockdown, Glasgow Life’s venues and services will remain closed until at least Thursday 7 May. Our teams are working hard behind the scenes to make our much-loved programmes and activities available online while also doing everything they can to ensure we’re ready to reopen our doors and welcome the people of Glasgow back into our venues as soon as it’s safe to do so.

Our thoughts continue to be with the families and loved ones of those directly affected by coronavirus and we continue to be immensely grateful to our NHS and other frontline health, social care and emergency services heroes, who are working round the clock to keep us all safe.

We’ll continue to put the wellbeing of our customers, communities and colleagues first, and we want to say thank you for your patience and understanding as we look forward to a healthy, confident future together.

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19/03/2020
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In line with the government’s advice on reducing social contact, Glasgow Life has taken the difficult decision to suspen...
17/03/2020

In line with the government’s advice on reducing social contact, Glasgow Life has taken the difficult decision to suspend all services from this evening. This will apply to every Glasgow Life venue across the city which will shut from close of play on Tuesday 17 March. We expect the suspension to continue until the end of April.

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Charlie Mack's Playtime Orchestra: Make a mini banjo This weekend we will be making mini banjos on Saturday 14th & Sunda...
11/03/2020

Charlie Mack's Playtime Orchestra: Make a mini banjo
This weekend we will be making mini banjos on Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th March between 1.30pm to 4.00pm (last entry 3.45pm). Please note this session is FREE and all are welcome.
Bring in 2020 with a bang! (Or a shake, or a whistle…) Charlie Mack’s Playtime Orchestra invites you and your family to our regular workshop sessions. Make, play and collect a new Mackintosh-style musical instrument in each session.

Have a FREE day out at Scotland Street School Museum this week to discover whereabouts this mystery pattern can be found...
09/03/2020

Have a FREE day out at Scotland Street School Museum this week to discover whereabouts this mystery pattern can be found in our diverse displays.

Go back to school with Miss Baxter Sunday 8th March, meet 1.30pm in the Drill Hall. Please note this session is FREE and...
05/03/2020

Go back to school with Miss Baxter
Sunday 8th March, meet 1.30pm in the Drill Hall. Please note this session is FREE and all are welcome.
Following the retirement of our Horrible Heedie come and meet his just as horrible sister, the brisk and brutal Miss Baxter. Drop in to one of her historical classroom recreations for lessons on spelling, maths and shouting. Please be aware this is an actress led session depicting an historical situation, younger visitors may need to be prepared in advance for the change in the level of discipline.

Our playground trolley has been replenished for the spring term. Come and try to master the gird and cleek, the peerie o...
02/03/2020

Our playground trolley has been replenished for the spring term. Come and try to master the gird and cleek, the peerie or the diablo!

Charlie Mack's Playtime Orchestra: Make a slide whistle This weekend we will be making slide whistles on  Saturday 29th ...
26/02/2020

Charlie Mack's Playtime Orchestra: Make a slide whistle
This weekend we will be making slide whistles on Saturday 29th February & Sunday 1st March between 1.30pm to 4.00pm (last entry 3.45pm). Please note this session is FREE and all are welcome.
Bring in 2020 with a bang! (Or a shake, or a whistle…) Charlie Mack’s Playtime Orchestra invites you and your family to our regular workshop sessions. Make, play and collect a new Mackintosh-style musical instrument in each session.

When you’ve finished all of your school work, get comfy on the big cushion and share some children’s stories from the 19...
24/02/2020

When you’ve finished all of your school work, get comfy on the big cushion and share some children’s stories from the 1950s and 60s with members of your family. Maybe someone you know remembers these books the first time round?!

Share some South Asian Games: Make a Bagh-Bakri board game (Tigers and Goats)This session will run Saturday 22nd & Sunda...
19/02/2020

Share some South Asian Games: Make a Bagh-Bakri board game (Tigers and Goats)
This session will run Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd February between 1.30pm to 4.00pm (last entry 3.45pm). Please note this session is FREE and all are welcome.
This weekend, artists Fizza Kaneez and Lababa Naqvi will be sharing the South Asian history of the board game Bagh-Bakri (Tigers & Goats) and helping you to make your own version to take away and play.

Join the Scotland Street School Building Tour Sunday 16th February, meet 1.30pm in the Drill Hall. Please note this sess...
16/02/2020

Join the Scotland Street School Building Tour
Sunday 16th February, meet 1.30pm in the Drill Hall. Please note this session is FREE and all are welcome.
Scotland Street is the only school designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh that is still open to the public. This informal guide-led tour allows visitors to explore and enjoy the history of this iconic building. Through architecture, drawings and historical correspondence, we will discuss the journey from the Glasgow Board's original brief to Mackintosh's completed school build.

Charlie Mack's Playtime Orchestra: Make a slide whistle This weekend we are making slide whistles on Saturday 15th Febru...
13/02/2020

Charlie Mack's Playtime Orchestra: Make a slide whistle
This weekend we are making slide whistles on Saturday 15th February between 1.30opm to 4.00pm (last entry 3.45pm). Please note this session is FREE and all are welcome.
Bring in 2020 with a bang! (Or a shake, or a whistle…) Charlie Mack’s Playtime Orchestra invites you and your family to our regular workshop sessions. Make, play and collect a new Mackintosh-style musical instrument in each session.

Bring your children, grand-children or great-grandchildren for an intergenerational making and sharing session in our Gl...
11/02/2020

Bring your children, grand-children or great-grandchildren for an intergenerational making and sharing session in our GlaswegAsians exhibition. Come and make some South Asian games and share personal stories about the games you used to play.
Ask at the front desk for a FREE self-led pack.

Go back to school with Miss BaxterSunday 9th February, meet 1.30pm in the Drill Hall. Please note this session is FREE a...
06/02/2020

Go back to school with Miss Baxter
Sunday 9th February, meet 1.30pm in the Drill Hall. Please note this session is FREE and all are welcome.
Following the retirement of our Horrible Heedie come and meet his just as horrible sister, the brisk and brutal Miss Baxter. Drop in to one of her historical classroom recreations for lessons on spelling, maths and shouting. Please be aware this is an actress led session depicting an historical situation, younger visitors may need to be prepared in advance for the change in the level of discipline.

Have a FREE day out at Scotland Street School Museum this week to discover whereabouts this mystery pattern can be found...
03/02/2020

Have a FREE day out at Scotland Street School Museum this week to discover whereabouts this mystery pattern can be found in our diverse displays.

Colourful Heritage
30/01/2020

Colourful Heritage

Bashir Maan CBE: legends who built the community TONIGHT on Talking Point, Awaz FM Glasgow from 7pm to 9pm:

Tonight we celebrate the life and achievements of the late Bashir Maan CBE, who died last month as well the other legends who built our community.

Guests in studio:
- Uncle Rabbani (legend, elder and pioneer of the community)
- Omar Shaikh (Colourful Heritage).

Guests via telephone:
- Sheela Mukherjee
- Bushra Iqbal MBE

🎙Host: Amjid Bashir

You can listen to/view the show or take part via the following ways:

☎ Call 0141 420 1072 to join in the discussion or ask any questions.

Listen live
📻 (Radio): 107.2fm
🖥 (Online): www.awazfm.co.uk
🎵 DAB Radio
📱(Apps): Download Awaz fm app or on Tunein Radio
📺 (Watch): Facebook live on www.Facebook.com/AwazFMGlasgow

Charlie Mack's Playtime Orchestra: Make a hand drum This weekend we are making hand drums on Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd F...
30/01/2020

Charlie Mack's Playtime Orchestra: Make a hand drum
This weekend we are making hand drums on Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd February between 1.30pm to 4.00pm (last entry 3.45pm). Please note this session is FREE and all are welcome.
Bring in 2020 with a bang! (Or a shake, or a whistle…) Charlie Mack’s Playtime Orchestra invites you and your family to our regular workshop sessions. Make, play and collect a new Mackintosh-style musical instrument in each session.

Will you be the Heedie or the dunce? Drop in to try on our Victorian and World War II costumes for pupils and teachers. ...
27/01/2020

Will you be the Heedie or the dunce? Drop in to try on our Victorian and World War II costumes for pupils and teachers. Each classroom contains a short script to help with your experience.

22/01/2020

Share some South Asian games: Make a Saamp Seerhi board game (Snakes and Ladders)
This session will run on Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th January between 1.30pm to 4.00pm (last entry 3.45pm). Please note this session is FREE and all are welcome.
This weekend, artists Fizza Kaneez and Lababa Naqvi will be sharing the South Asian history of the board game Saamp Seerhi (Snakes & Ladders) and helping you to make your own version to take away and play.

Join the Scotland Street School Building Tour Sunday 19th January, meet 1.30pm in the Drill Hall. Please note this sessi...
19/01/2020

Join the Scotland Street School Building Tour
Sunday 19th January, meet 1.30pm in the Drill Hall. Please note this session is FREE and all are welcome.
Scotland Street is the only school designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh that is still open to the public. Today we have an informal guide-led tour that allows visitors to explore and enjoy the history of this iconic building. Through architecture, drawings and historical correspondence, we will discuss the journey from the Glasgow Board's original brief to Mackintosh's completed school build.

Charlie Mack’s Playtime Orchestra: Make a maracaThis weekend we are making maracas on Saturday 18th January between 1.30...
16/01/2020

Charlie Mack’s Playtime Orchestra: Make a maraca
This weekend we are making maracas on Saturday 18th January between 1.30pm to 4.00pm (last entry 3.45pm). Please note this session is FREE and all are welcome.
Bring in 2020 with a bang! (Or a shake, or a whistle…) Charlie Mack’s Playtime Orchestra invites you and your family to our regular workshop sessions. Make, play and collect a new Mackintosh-style musical instrument in each session.

Have a FREE day out at Scotland Street School Museum this week to discover whereabouts this mystery pattern can be found...
14/01/2020

Have a FREE day out at Scotland Street School Museum this week to discover whereabouts this mystery pattern can be found in our diverse displays.

13/01/2020
Bashir Maan, interviewed in 2011

Bashir Maan, interviewed in 2011

Told in his own words, this is the story of Bashir Maan who started as a pedlar and would eventually become UK’s first Muslim councillor.

Go back to school with Miss BaxterSunday 12th January, meet 1.30pm in the Drill Hall. Please note this session is FREE a...
09/01/2020

Go back to school with Miss Baxter
Sunday 12th January, meet 1.30pm in the Drill Hall. Please note this session is FREE and all are welcome.Following the retirement of our Horrible Heedie come and meet his just as horrible sister, the brisk and brutal Miss Baxter. Drop in to one of her historical classroom recreations for lessons on spelling, maths and shouting. Please be aware this is an actress led session depicting an historical situation, younger visitors may need to be prepared in advance for the change in the level of discipline.

Dreading going back to school? Come and learn why you’ve never had it so good. Explore the history of education in Scotl...
05/01/2020

Dreading going back to school? Come and learn why you’ve never had it so good. Explore the history of education in Scotland and the designs of Charles Rennie Mackintosh with our new FREE self-led bumper activity booklet.

We hope you all enjoyed the festive season. Just to let you know all Glasgow Museum venues, with the exception of GMRC, ...
03/01/2020

We hope you all enjoyed the festive season. Just to let you know all Glasgow Museum venues, with the exception of GMRC, are open again as normal. GMRC will reopen on Mon 6 Jan. We look forward to welcoming you in 2020.

Happy New Year! Bring in 2020 with a bang! (Or a shake, or a whistle…) Charlie Mack’s Playtime Orchestra invites you and...
01/01/2020

Happy New Year! Bring in 2020 with a bang! (Or a shake, or a whistle…) Charlie Mack’s Playtime Orchestra invites you and your family to our regular workshop sessions. Make, play and collect a new Mackintosh-style musical instrument in each session.

First session of the year will be on Saturday 18th January between 1.30pm to 4.00pm (last entry 3.45pm). Please note this session is FREE and all are welcome.

We hope you had a lovely Christmas, not long until we welcome in a new year. We wanted to share our festive opening hour...
29/12/2019
Festive opening hours across Glasgow Museums — Glasgow Life

We hope you had a lovely Christmas, not long until we welcome in a new year.
We wanted to share our festive opening hours.
Museums, with the exception of GMRC, will be open as normal from Fri 27 to Mon 30 Dec.
We will then close on Tues 31 Dec, Wed 1 and Thurs 2 Jan, reopening Fri 3 Jan 2020.
GMRC will reopen on Monday 6 Jan.
You can find full details here https://bit.ly/2YWupTW.

Festive opening hours across Glasgow Museums

We hope you had a lovely Christmas, not long until we welcome in a new year. We wanted to share our festive opening hour...
27/12/2019
Festive opening hours across Glasgow Museums — Glasgow Life

We hope you had a lovely Christmas, not long until we welcome in a new year.
We wanted to share our festive opening hours.
Museums, with the exception of GMRC, will be open as normal from Fri 27 to Mon 30 Dec.
We will then close on Tues 31 Dec, Wed 1 and Thurs 2 Jan, reopening Fri 3 Jan 2020.
GMRC will reopen on Monday 6 Jan.
You can find full details here https://bit.ly/2YWupTW.

Festive opening hours across Glasgow Museums

We hope you had a lovely Christmas, not long until we welcome in a new year. We wanted to share our festive opening hour...
26/12/2019
Festive opening hours across Glasgow Museums — Glasgow Life

We hope you had a lovely Christmas, not long until we welcome in a new year.
We wanted to share our festive opening hours.
Museums, with the exception of GMRC, will be open as normal from Fri 27 to Mon 30 Dec.
We will then close on Tues 31 Dec, Wed 1 and Thurs 2 Jan, reopening Fri 3 Jan 2020.
GMRC will reopen on Monday 6 Jan.
You can find full details here https://bit.ly/2YWupTW.

Festive opening hours across Glasgow Museums

Make sure you know when our Museums are open during the festive period. View our opening hours here: https://bit.ly/2Z4y...
23/12/2019

Make sure you know when our Museums are open during the festive period. View our opening hours here: https://bit.ly/2Z4yxRX

It's starting to feel a lot like Christmas....so we wanted to share our festive opening hours.We are open as normal unti...
23/12/2019
Festive opening hours across Glasgow Museums — Glasgow Life

It's starting to feel a lot like Christmas....so we wanted to share our festive opening hours.
We are open as normal until end of day Monday 23 December then closed on Tuesday 24, Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 December.
You can find full details through until Friday 3 January here https://bit.ly/2YWupTW

Festive opening hours across Glasgow Museums

It's starting to feel a lot like Christmas....so we wanted to share our festive opening hours.We are open as normal unti...
21/12/2019
Festive opening hours across Glasgow Museums — Glasgow Life

It's starting to feel a lot like Christmas....so we wanted to share our festive opening hours.
We are open as normal until end of day Monday 23 December then closed on Tuesday 24, Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 December.
You can find full details through until Friday 3 January here https://bit.ly/2YWupTW

Festive opening hours across Glasgow Museums

It's starting to feel a lot like Christmas....so we wanted to share our festive opening hours. We are open as normal unt...
19/12/2019
Festive opening hours across Glasgow Museums — Glasgow Life

It's starting to feel a lot like Christmas....so we wanted to share our festive opening hours.
We are open as normal until end of day Monday 23 December then closed on Tuesday 24, Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 December.
You can find full details through until Friday 3 January here https://bit.ly/2YWupTW

Festive opening hours across Glasgow Museums

Wishing a very Merry Christmas to all the pupils, teachers and others who are breaking up for the school holidays today....
19/12/2019

Wishing a very Merry Christmas to all the pupils, teachers and others who are breaking up for the school holidays today. Please bear in mind that all Glasgow Museums will be closed on the 24th, 25th, 26th and 31st December. We will re-open Friday 3rd January.

It's starting to feel a lot like Christmas....so we wanted to share our festive opening hours. We are open as normal unt...
17/12/2019
Festive opening hours across Glasgow Museums — Glasgow Life

It's starting to feel a lot like Christmas....so we wanted to share our festive opening hours.
We are open as normal until end of day Monday 23 December then closed on Tuesday 24, Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 December.
You can find full details through until Friday 3 January here https://bit.ly/2YWupTW

Festive opening hours across Glasgow Museums

Following the retirement of our Horrible Heedie come and meet his just as horrible sister, the brisk and brutal Miss Bax...
14/12/2019

Following the retirement of our Horrible Heedie come and meet his just as horrible sister, the brisk and brutal Miss Baxter. Drop in to one of her historical classroom recreations for lessons on spelling, maths and shouting. Miss Baxter’s class will begin promptly at 1.30pm on Sunday 15th December. All free, all welcome.

Christmas in finally here at Scotland Street 🎄
12/12/2019

Christmas in finally here at Scotland Street 🎄

This festive season fly and frolic with fairies of a different kind, cats, dogs and an Asian version of the Sleeping Bea...
12/12/2019

This festive season fly and frolic with fairies of a different kind, cats, dogs and an Asian version of the Sleeping Beauty story told by storyteller Gauri Raje. These events will take place on Saturday 14th December and Sunday 22nd December at 1.00-3.00pm. They are free but booking is essential. Please see the Eventbrite booking link for further information. https://bit.ly/2LBa4i5

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225 Scotland Street
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G5 8QB

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 11:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00

Telephone

0141 287 0500

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Scotland Street School Museum is a museum of school education in Glasgow, Scotland, in the district of Tradeston. It is located in a former school built by Charles Rennie Mackintosh between 1903 and 1906. The building is one of Glasgow's foremost architectural attractions. It is located next to the Shields Road subway station. During the building's construction, Mackintosh frequently battled the school board about the design (the board wanted a less expensive design). The total cost for the building was £34,291, which was over budget. The building features a pair of windowed Scottish baronial style tower staircases. The school, which also served Tradeston, was designed for an enrolment of 1,250. However, by the 1970s the area was experiencing urban decay, and the school's enrolment fell to under 100. The school closed in 1979. Mackintosh based the design of the school on Rowallan Castle in Ayrshire and Falkland Palace. This building was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and offers a fascinating glimpse into schooldays of the past.

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Yesterday I took my kids to the Scotland Street School Museum in Glasgow. Kids loved it. I however had different feelings. Everywhere there were stories of kids time at the school. Many were heart-warming, fond even. I enjoyed getting my picture taken wearing the dunces cap and looking at all the lovely Rennie Mackintosh design of the place. But where were the Tawse? I eventually found a belt in a glass case hidden away in an out of sight area, and the word Tawse was not even mentioned. Why is this? My mother was a Dux medal winner at school, she enjoyed her time at school, but my experience was different. I struggled in class and failed to conform. I was given three of the best regularly. Once I found an unlit match on the school bus. Thinking I was doing the safe thing, I struck it and immediately blew it out. For this I was given three of the belt. One instance among many. If I'd designed a school museum the Tawse would be there as you walked in the door.
My Mother and her twin sister, Margaret ( Maude) and Andrewina ( Ina) attended this school from about 1910. I believe their home was very close by at 248 Scotland Street. I visited the school in 2007, it was a wonderful feeling to walk where they would have walked.
Hi do you have a carpark? Thanks :)
Great place to go and get some history
Gillian Laurence
Is Santa School running this year?
Would anyone like 3 tickets for the wizard school at Scotland street school we can't make it today..It's 1 adult and 1 child on one and 1 adult 2 kids on the other one..
Do we need to print tickets off or can I show you then on my phone for the wizard school? Thanks
Hi, was wondering if the Elf School will be back this year?
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