Martyrs' School

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Martyrs' School is a hidden architectural gem that deserves to be better known. It is one of the earliest buildings by Glasgow's most famous and influential architect and designer, Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928).

When the school was commissioned in 1895 Mackintosh was a junior assistant with Honeyman and Keppie, having just completed his apprenticeship. It is perhaps the first building in which his distinctive style can be recognised. While not a museum as such, much of this magnificent example of Mackintosh's early work is open to the public, while other parts are now used as offices for Glasgow Museums staff. Inside the building you can admire the fine tile work and spectacular roof trusses. The iron work of the balconies is particularly fine. The exterior is distinguished by the balance of the walls and windows, and the detailing of the red sandstone.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Architecture centre

Opening hours

Open by appointment only. To book a visit, please telephone 0141 553 2557.

Admission charges


Collection details

Architecture, Design

Martyrs' School
Parson Street
G4 0PX



0141 552 2356


0141 552 2356

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