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Scotland Street School Museum

Free entry

Opening hours

Day Opens Closes
Mon Closed
Tue 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wed 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thu 10:00am - 5:00pm
Fri 11:00am - 5:00pm
Sat 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sun 11:00am - 5:00pm

Contact

0141 287 0500
museums@glasgowlife.org.uk

Scotland Street School was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh between 1903-1906 for the School Board of Glasgow. With many features built into the stonework and staircases, there is something to admire around every corner!

Now as a museum, it tells the story of 100 years of education in Scotland, from the late 19th century to the late 20th century.

When Scotland Street School first opened on 15 August 1906, it educated the children of families mainly working in shipbuilding and engineering on the south side of Glasgow.

Find out what school days were like in the reign of Queen Victoria, during World War II, and in the 1950s and 60s, in our three reconstructed classrooms. You can even dress up as a pupil from the past!

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Accessible toilets

Baby changing

Baby feeding

Cloakroom

Guidedog friendly

Guide and assistance dogs are welcome.

Hearing loop

If you use British Sign Language, you can watch a British Sign Language introduction to Scotland Street School Museum.

Parking

Parking is available at the SPT car park across the road from the museum where standard charges apply.

Photography and video recording

Additional information

You can find further access information for this venue on the DisabledGo website and Euan's Guide website.

Scotland Street School Museum Floor Plan

Visit Scotland 4 star visitor attraction.

Free wifi

Use Traveline Scotland to plan your trip

By train

The nearest mainline stations are Queen Street and Central Station,

Subway

The nearest subway station is Shields Road.

By bus

First Bus services 90 and 121 stop near the museum.

Scotland Street School Museum is available for hire. The museum can used for a range of private events.

It has also been used as a film and tv location.

Please visit our venue hire website for more information.

‘Away for the Day with Glasgow Museums’ is a booklet full of free family fun. Download the booklet to try something new together as a family.

There is a page for each of our museums. You will find activities, suggestions of family-friendly displays to explore, and ideas for what else there is to see and do nearby.

Families who are new to Glasgow Museums and families who have visited our museums before helped to create this booklet – there are top tips inside.

Glasgow Museums belong to you. You and your family are welcome here. We understand that all families have different interests and needs, and we aim to help you to get what you want from your visit.

Have fun and don’t forget to collect your sticker from reception!

Location

Scotland Street School Museum

Scotland Street, Glasgow, G5 8QB

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Our Collection

Within this architectural gem of a building, our themed classrooms are a fascinating insight into schooldays throughout the decades.

Find out more
Scotland Street School Museum teacher and pupil