Within this architectural gem of a building, our themed
classrooms are a fascinating insight into schooldays throughout the decades!
Designed to show
a classroom when the school first opened in 1906, discover the teaching methods
employed in the early part of the 20th Century.
World War II
With tiered seating
and shared desks, slates and inkwells, this classroom has been recreated to
show how it would have looked during the war years.
Our 50s and 60s classroom is
quite different from our Second World War classroom. The floor is now flat, the
walls are a bright colour and the children sit at individual desks. This will take some visitors back to their
The cookery room has been
restored to look as it did when the school first opened in 1906. Charles Rennie
Mackintosh designed the room and the fitted furniture including the dresser you
can see today. Girls between the ages of 12 and 14 learned cookery in this room as part of
their housekeeping instruction lessons.
Discover more about the building of Scotland Street School and the man behind the architecture, including the fraught relationship between Mackintosh and the School Board of Glasgow, which commissioned the design and building of the school.