Scotland Street School Museum

Scotland Street School Museum

Free entry

Donations welcome

You can donate at the venue or online.

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0141 287 0500

Scotland Street, Glasgow, G5 8QB

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Scotland Street School Museum is currently closed for a major refurbishment.

This exciting project will see the building, originally designed as a school by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, take on a new, wider purpose, including the creation of an early years nursery and a digital learning hub, in addition to the museum service.

The refurbishment is part of Glasgow City Council’s ambitious expansion plans to offer the national commitment of 1140 hours of fully funded early learning and childcare to all 3- and 4-year olds – and eligible 2-year olds – in the city.

Almost £45million has been awarded by the Scottish Government to fund these projects across the city.

Chair of Glasgow Life and Depute Leader of Glasgow City Council, Councillor David McDonald, said: “I’m delighted we are moving forward with plans to bring children back into Scotland Street School.  The opportunity to play and learn again in one of the most famous schools in the city is one that I am sure will excite families in the local community.

“Our planned improvements will give nursery access to the rear boys’ playground and provide the children with an opportunity to learn within a living heritage site. This will create a multi-purpose setting, which will provide nursery facilities alongside a highly valued and evolving museum service.

“Opportunities to provide the public with a fuller understanding of this architectural masterpiece will also be explored. This, together with the earlier funding secured to carry out essential building repairs and protection, will safeguard the long-term future of this significant, historic building and ensure it is used by the local community and all citizens for generations to come.”

The full plans have been published in a joint Glasgow City Council and Glasgow Life report, which you can download from the Council website here:



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Accessible toilets

Assistance dogs

Hearing loop

Wheelchair access

Additional information

Scotland Street School Museum Floor Plan

Visit Scotland 4 star visitor attraction.

Baby changing

Baby feeding



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

Photography and video recording

Free wifi

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By train

The nearest mainline stations are Queen Street and Central Station,


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 Map


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.

Scotland Street School Museum teacher and pupil