Scotland Street School Museum

Scotland Street School Museum
225 Scotland Street
Glasgow
Strathclyde
G5 8QB
Scotland

Website

www.glasgowmuseums.com/venue/index.cfm?venueid=12

See the classrooms at Scotland Street School Museum online.

www.glasgowmuseums.com/venue/showExhibition.cfm?venueid=12&itemid=55

E-mail

museums@cls.glasgow.gov.uk

Telephone

0141 287 0500

Fax

0141 287 0515

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Scotland Street School Museum presents the history of education in Scotland as a genuine school experience. The museum, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh between 1903 and 1906, is also an essential destination for Mackintosh enthusiasts and all those interested in the history of design. At the museum you can learn the story of Scotland Street Public School and the developments in education in Scotland through a combination of displays, audio-visuals and reconstructed and restored classrooms.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Tuesday - Thursday & Saturday 10am-5pm, Friday & Sunday 11am-5pm

The museum is closed on Mondays.

Admission charges

Free. Charges may apply to some temporary exhibitions, please visit website for further details.

The three classroom reconstructions show the changing face of the schoolroom from the Victorian era through the Second World War to the classroom of the fifties and sixties. The barrel vaulted cookery room, cloakrooms, and ceramic-tiled drill hall are restored to Mackintosh's original 1906 designs. You can learn about Mackintosh's stormy working relationship with the School Board and explore in more depth his design and detailing. You can listen to and read former pupils' recollections of their schooldays. Decade by decade, their memories cover topics such as classroom discipline, evacuation and the Second World War, school attire, special activities, playground games and the changing face of the local area.

Alongside our temporary exhibition and activities programme, you can follow the interpretation and activity trail around the school or find your family's old school photograph on our education collection's database.

You can try out your design skills in the Mackintosh room on touch-screen computer and hands-on interactive displays and experience the classes of yesteryear in our 'Back to School' role playing programme. An audio-visual room has an introductory video about the school as well as showing educational and historical archive films.

Collection details

Archives, Costume and Textiles, Natural Sciences, Social History

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

The Games We Play

  • 3 May — 7 September 2014

Games have been played by adults and children since ancient times. This exhibition explores games and play from across different cultures and what they can teach children, from strategy to social and physical skills.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Horrible Heidie Tours

  • 11 May 2014 1-2:30pm

Join us in this interactive tour led by our ‘Headmaster’ and experience the trials pupils faced in the old days.

Admission

Free - arrive early to avoid disappointment

You Play the Games

  • 17 May 2014 11am-4pm

From tiddly-winks to tennis, there is a game to suit everyone's tastes and abilities. At Scotland Street, we are getting in the spirit of the Commonwealth Games with our own sporting extravaganza featuring a wide variety of international and homegrown games. Why not grab family and friends, come on down and see what's on offer? There's plenty to join in with whether you are a team-leader or a cheerleader! Stillmotion will be making a splash with ‘Scotch Hoppers’ creating exciting new games with colourful and energetic results. Or if you're feeling creative, you can even invent your own game or toy - use our materials or bring along your own cereal boxes, plastic bottles and kitchen roll tubes. We're looking forward to seeing the results!

Website

http://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/museums/scotland-street

Time Travellers

  • 1 June 2014 2-3:30pm

Are you brave enough to be taught by our very own Victorian School Marm? Join us for a trip through Victoriana, World War II and the swinging ‘60s.

Admission

Adults £3.50, concs £2.50

Horrible Heidie Tours

  • 8 June 2014 1-2:30pm

Join us in this interactive tour led by our ‘Headmaster’ and experience the trials pupils faced in the old days.

Admission

Free - arrive early to avoid disappointment

Horrible Heidie Tours

  • 22 June 2014 1-2:30pm

Join us in this interactive tour led by our ‘Headmaster’ and experience the trials pupils faced in the old days.

Admission

Free - arrive early to avoid disappointment

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