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 http://www.glasgow-life.net/customer-involvement/social/Pages/Social-Media-House-Rules.aspx.

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

It's #PretendToBeATimeTravellerDay so why not explore the timeline of 150 years of South Asian history in Glasgow, inclu...
08/12/2019

It's #PretendToBeATimeTravellerDay so why not explore the timeline of 150 years of South Asian history in Glasgow, including the community’s contribution to the city and during two World Wars. Our GlaswegAsians exhibition is on daily in our temporary exhibition gallery.

05/12/2019

**FURTHER UPDATE** The power failure at Scotland Street School Museum has been resolved and the venue will be back open as normal tomorrow, Friday 6th December. Thanks for your patience while we have been dealing with this issue.

05/12/2019

**IMPORTANT UPDATE** Scotland Street School Museum has had to close today (Thursday 5th December) due to a power cut in the area. We will update as soon as we have more information about when we will reopen. We apologise to all our customers for any inconvenience.

Calling wannabe Santas! Fly over to us this weekend (7th & 8th December) and make yourself a 'Merry Christmas Kit' inclu...
05/12/2019

Calling wannabe Santas! Fly over to us this weekend (7th & 8th December) and make yourself a 'Merry Christmas Kit' including a hat, a beard, a pouch of magical reindeer food and a fluffy tree decoration. It will be drop-in between 1.30-4pm. All free, all welcome.

Visit our historical classrooms this week to discover whereabouts this mystery pattern can be found.
03/12/2019

Visit our historical classrooms this week to discover whereabouts this mystery pattern can be found.

Please note that due to freezing weather our lift is temporarily out of order. We are working to have this resolved as s...
01/12/2019

Please note that due to freezing weather our lift is temporarily out of order. We are working to have this resolved as soon as possible.

This festive season fly and frolic with fairies of a different kind, cats, dogs and an Asian version of the Sleeping Bea...
01/12/2019

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

It's an In-service day for Glasgow schools so why not hop(scotch) over to Scotland Street to show your kids how lucky th...
29/11/2019

It's an In-service day for Glasgow schools so why not hop(scotch) over to Scotland Street to show your kids how lucky they have it these days?! Hopefully they won't pee(ver) their pants.

Currently Scotland Street is the only school designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh that is still open to the public. On ...
23/11/2019

Currently Scotland Street is the only school designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh that is still open to the public. On Sunday 24th November we have an informal guide-led tour which allows visitors to both listen and discuss the story of the school and ask any questions they might have. It's free, it runs between 1.30-3.00pm and all are welcome.

We’re back, we’re Mack! Return to school in Glasgow style with a Mackintosh influenced bookmark. Drop in and make yours ...
22/11/2019

We’re back, we’re Mack! Return to school in Glasgow style with a Mackintosh influenced bookmark. Drop in and make yours at the only Mackintosh designed school still publically accessible. All materials provided. It’s on Saturday 23rd November, between 1.30-4pm. It’s all free and all are welcome.

Today we celebrate #ChildrensDay - Here are just some of the children that attended Scotland Street School between 1906 ...
20/11/2019

Today we celebrate #ChildrensDay - Here are just some of the children that attended Scotland Street School between 1906 and 1979. Can you match the hairstyles with eras?

Following the retirement of our Horrible Heedie come and meet his just as horrible sister, the brisk and brutal Miss Bax...
14/11/2019

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 17th November. All free, all welcome.

Today is Remembrance Sunday, a day to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian ser...
10/11/2019

Today is Remembrance Sunday, a day to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts. Did you know roughly 4 million South Asian people contributed to the two world wars? Our GlaswegAsians exhibition is on daily in our temporary exhibition gallery. It is a collaboration with Colourful Heritage exploring 150 years of South Asian history in Glasgow and highlighting the community’s contribution to the city and during two World Wars.

A truly excellent week for diversity at Scotland Street. A Colourful Heritage tour of our GlaswegAsians exhibition for l...
08/11/2019

A truly excellent week for diversity at Scotland Street. A Colourful Heritage tour of our GlaswegAsians exhibition for local teachers, a presentation by Show Racism the Red Card Scotland and ENABLE Scotland launching their #InSafeHands campaign!

We’re back, we’re Mack! Return to school in Glasgow style with a Mackintosh influenced pencil case. Drop in and make you...
07/11/2019

We’re back, we’re Mack! Return to school in Glasgow style with a Mackintosh influenced pencil case. Drop in and make yours at the only Mackintosh designed school still publically accessible. All materials provided. It’s on Saturday 9th November, between 1.30-4pm. It’s all free and all are welcome.

Visit our historical classrooms this week to discover whereabouts this mystery pattern can be found.
01/11/2019

Visit our historical classrooms this week to discover whereabouts this mystery pattern can be found.

Rennie, our very own haunted doll, wishes everyone a happy Halloween. Did you know that Scotland Street School Museum re...
31/10/2019

Rennie, our very own haunted doll, wishes everyone a happy Halloween. Did you know that Scotland Street School Museum regularly features on lists of the top 25 most haunted buildings in Scotland?

Are you a teacher looking for ideas on how to explore and celebrate pupil’s diverse identities whilst tackling racism, I...
31/10/2019

Are you a teacher looking for ideas on how to explore and celebrate pupil’s diverse identities whilst tackling racism, Islamophobia and antisocial behaviour?
Sign up to our afterschool CPD session focusing on our Colourful Heritage GlaswegAsians exhibition for a guided tour, introduction to our ‘My City, My Identity’ workshop for schools and free authentic snacks.
This session takes place at Scotland Street School Museum on Wednesday 6th November 2019 at 4pm.
Teachers can sign up through CPD Manager, by phoning our bookings department on 0141 276 9505 / 9506 or e-mailing: [email protected]

May your life be as colourful, shimmering and magical as the lights of Diwali! Happy Diwali! Our GlaswegAsians exhibitio...
27/10/2019

May your life be as colourful, shimmering and magical as the lights of Diwali! Happy Diwali! Our GlaswegAsians exhibition is on daily in our temporary exhibition gallery. It is a collaboration with Colourful Heritage exploring 150 years of South Asian history in Glasgow and highlighting the community’s contribution to the city and during two World Wars.

Following the retirement of our Horrible Heedie come and meet his just as horrible sister, the brisk and brutal Miss Bax...
26/10/2019

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 27th October. All free, all welcome.

Visit our historical classrooms this week to discover whereabouts this mystery pattern can be found
22/10/2019

Visit our historical classrooms this week to discover whereabouts this mystery pattern can be found

Our annual reunion for ex-pupils of Scotland Street School is taking place today between 12noon – 3pm. For the second ye...
19/10/2019

Our annual reunion for ex-pupils of Scotland Street School is taking place today between 12noon – 3pm. For the second year running it is hosted by Margaret Moore who also recently completed a documentary about the school available to watch on site. All free, all welcome.

Grab your gas mask and come commemorate the 80th anniversary of World War II in a live, re-enactment of a traditional 19...
18/10/2019

Grab your gas mask and come commemorate the 80th anniversary of World War II in a live, re-enactment of a traditional 1940’s classroom. The sessions are twice daily on Saturday 19th October and Sunday 20th October, between 12.00-1.00pm and 2.00-3.00pm. They are drop-in sessions that are all free and all are welcome.

Tomorrow from 12 noon to 3pm come and join the Scotland Street School Reunion. We are also providing free recreation cla...
18/10/2019
Back to the classroom for Scotland Street pupils

Tomorrow from 12 noon to 3pm come and join the Scotland Street School Reunion. We are also providing free recreation classroom sessions with our actress in the World War 2 Classroom.

FORTY years after Scotland Street School closed, organisers are hoping to attract a record number of former pupils to its annual reunion, which…

Celebrate with a visit to our GlaswegAsians exhibition and make a festive Rangoli drawing on one of our historic school ...
14/10/2019

Celebrate with a visit to our GlaswegAsians exhibition and make a festive Rangoli drawing on one of our historic school chalkboards. Our Rangoli drawing sessions are on Tuesday 15th through Thursday 17th October, between 1.30-4.00pm. They’re all free and all are welcome.

We know the colourful and spiritual India - but what about the rest? This October Week savour seasonal South Asian fruit...
12/10/2019

We know the colourful and spiritual India - but what about the rest? This October Week savour seasonal South Asian fruit juices and home-made snacks as you listen to stories told by storyteller Gauri Raje. These events will take place on Sunday 13th October and Wednesday 16th October at 1-2.45pm. It is free but booking is essential. Please see the Eventbrite booking link for further information https://bit.ly/2O6IivC

Currently Scotland Street is the only school designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh that is still open to the public. On ...
11/10/2019

Currently Scotland Street is the only school designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh that is still open to the public. On Sunday 13th October we have an informal guide-led tour which allows visitors to both listen and discuss the story of the school and ask any questions they might have. It's free, it runs between 1.30-3.00pm and all are welcome.

This October holiday join us on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 1.30-4pm to celebrate Diwali by creating a festive Rango...
11/10/2019

This October holiday join us on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 1.30-4pm to celebrate Diwali by creating a festive Rangoli drawing on one of our historic school chalkboards.
https://bit.ly/2IHPVov

Looking for #free October Week activities? We still have a few places left for our seasonal South Asian storytelling ses...
11/10/2019
Enjoy some South Asian seasonal stories told by Gauri Raje

Looking for #free October Week activities?
We still have a few places left for our seasonal South Asian storytelling sessions on Sunday 13th and Wednesday 16th. Booking link below.
We're also offering drop-in Rangoli drawing workshops all week (Tuesday 15th - Thursday 17th), make a Mackintosh style desk tidy on Saturday 12th and actor-led World War II classroom experiences on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th. All free, all welcome.

BADLANDS: Untold stories from central India (1 hour and 30 minutes of stories, a 15 minute break) We know the colourful and spiritual India---a land of rivers, festivals, gods, dances and lush green fields. But what about the rest? Gauri Raje went on a journey to her ancestors' region, and found bad...

We’re back, we’re Mack! Return to school in Glasgow style with a Mackintosh influenced desk tidy. Drop in and make yours...
10/10/2019

We’re back, we’re Mack! Return to school in Glasgow style with a Mackintosh influenced desk tidy. Drop in and make yours at the only Mackintosh designed school still publically accessible. It’s on Saturday 12th October, between 1.30-4pm. It’s all free and all are welcome.

Grab your gas mask and come commemorate the 80th anniversary of World War II in a live, re-enactment of a traditional 19...
06/10/2019

Grab your gas mask and come commemorate the 80th anniversary of World War II in a live, re-enactment of a traditional 1940’s classroom. The sessions are twice daily on Saturday 19th October and Sunday 20th October, between 12.00-1.00pm and 2.00-3.00pm. They are drop-in sessions that are all free and all are welcome.

Respect his authority! The strict headmaster in in our School Days exhibition solemnly wishes everyone a happy #WorldTea...
05/10/2019

Respect his authority! The strict headmaster in in our School Days exhibition solemnly wishes everyone a happy #WorldTeachersDay

Address

225 Scotland Street
Glasgow
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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