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

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.

Peel me a Picture!

  • 4 October 2014 2-4pm

Paint on glass or plastic to create a fabulous window design to take home. just like Mackintosh's.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Window Wonders

  • 11 October 2014 1-3pm

Create your own Charles Rennie Mackintosh inspired stained glass design.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

New Horizons - Print workshop

  • 14 October 2014 1-3pm

Create the skylines and buildings of Glasgow (or from your imagination) in this fun printing workshop inspired by our new exhibition ‘Homecoming’ by Alexander Millar.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Glasgow Landmarks

  • 15 October 2014 1-3pm

Which Glasgow buildings inspire you? Etch your favourite building onto poly-tiles, ink them up and create a great Glasgow print.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Futurescapes!

  • 16 October 2014 1-3pm

If Mackintosh were alive today, what would his designs look like? What will Glasgow be like in the future? Build a structure from your imagination in this exciting multi media workshop.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Glittertastic!

  • 18 October 2014 2-4pm

Let's look at light around the school and make a sparkling rainbow picture with tissue, glitter and glue.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Shades of Mackintosh

  • 25 October 2014 1-3pm

Take inspiration from the designs of Mackintosh to create your own Art Nouveau lampshade from materials provided. Light up your world!

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Horrible Heidie Tours

  • 26 October 2014 From 1pm

An interactive character-led tour with the ‘Horrible Heidie’. Learn about the School’s history and the trial’s faced by pupils back in the day. Starts promptly!

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
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