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“Schoolies both, aged 65+, we had a great time.”

Scotland Street School Museum
Ranked #29 of 284 things to do in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Scotland Street School Museum, a working school until the late 1970s, hosts regular fun family events. It offers a fascinating insight as to what school days were like in the reign of Queen Victoria, during World War II, and in the 1950s and 60s, in three reconstructed classrooms. Architecturally significant, the school was designed by Scotland's most famous architect, Charles Rennie Mackintosh. His designs for the school are on display. Refreshments can be taken in the Willow Cafe.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

We arrived just after the Museum opened. The building itself is worth visiting in its own right. What we both really enjoyed was the shock of recognition of classrooms just like the ones we were schooled in, and since we were both 'schoolies' for most of our working lives - classrooms remarkably similar to those we ran 'back in the day'.

Mackintosh had many interesting, and creative ideas, which he used in this building.

Park in the ParknRide over the road - ask the staff for a 'ticket' and you will park free. Just go to the Subway Ticket Office with the Museum chit, and you get a free park.

Thank obione980
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

After paying £5 for parking across the road from the museum, we wised we hadn't bothered. I know the actual museum is free, but as we entered we had a floor plan thrust at us with a just wander around comment and the receptionist just sat back down and continued on with whatever it was she was doing. We wandered around, the first two floors were a bit disappointing really and we felt more could have been done in these rooms. The top floor with classrooms was much better and much more like what we expected to see. A woman was sitting in one of the classrooms reading a book at the teacher's table and we expected her to say something, she just got up and left without saying anything and then when we came out of the room she went back in and sat back down, she was to do with the museum, not sure what her role was. after that we thought we would go and visit the café/restaurant, which was what it stated on the leaflet, turns out it is an area with tables and chairs with vending machines.

Thank ureferg
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

There isn't lots to see but it's an extremely interesting building and well worth a trip down memory lane for late 30 somethings. Free entry so it's a cheap afternoon out.

Thank scotsguy31
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Reviewed May 30, 2013

We came across from Fife to see the Peter Rabbit Exhibit which had some interesting things but not as big as we thought. The rest of the building was interesting as its a MacIntosh Design and project about the experiences of children who've immigrated to the UK was great.

Thank thebrowns3
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Reviewed May 14, 2013

great fun and educational too. kids loved seeing how school would have been for them 100yrs ago, they enjoyed dressing up too.

Thank yumchocolatemmm
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