Scotland Street School Museum

Scotland Street School Museum was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and offers a fascinating glimpse into schooldays of the past.

Scotland Street School Museum

About Scotland Street School Museum

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Scotland Street School Museum is a museum of school education in Glasgow, Scotland, in the district of Tradeston. It is located in a former school built by Charles Rennie Mackintosh between 1903 and 1906. The building is one of Glasgow's foremost architectural attractions. It is located next to the Shields Road subway station.

During the building's construction, Mackintosh frequently battled the school board about the design (the board wanted a less expensive design). The total cost for the building was £34,291, which was over budget. The building features a pair of windowed Scottish baronial style tower staircases. The school, which also served Tradeston, was designed for an enrolment of 1,250. However, by the 1970s the area was experiencing urban decay, and the school's enrolment fell to under 100. The school closed in 1979.

Mackintosh based the design of the school on Rowallan Castle in Ayrshire and Falkland Palace.

Upcoming Events at Scotland Street School Museum

Scotland Street School Remembers

Scotland Street School Remembers

7th June 2018 - 30th September 2018
Scotland Street School Remembers revisits the history of Scotland Street Schoool and the surrounding community with a fascinating documentary by Scottish artist and filmmaker Margaret Moore!
Become an Architect for the Day

Become an Architect for the Day

23rd June 2018
Become an architect for a day with Scotland's Urban Past on Saturday 23rd June at Scotland Street School Museum!
Secret Sunday Cinema Club

Secret Sunday Cinema Club

24th June 2018
Come along to Scotland Street School Museum for a family favourite movie each Sunday at 11.30am & 2pm!
Make a Mackintosh Whirligig

Make a Mackintosh Whirligig

24th June 2018
Scotland Street School Museum hold regular arts and crafts workshops for kids, come along on June 24th and make your Mackintosh style playground toy to celebrate his birthday!
150th Anniversary Talks

150th Anniversary Talks

11th July 2018
Join Scotland Street School Museum for a special season of talks in celebration of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's 150th Birthday.
Sketch & Destress

Sketch & Destress

21st July 2018
Looking for ways to feel calmer, happier? Join Scotland Street for one of their regular Sketch & Destress workshops!
Horrible Heedie Tours

Horrible Heedie Tours

29th July 2018
Join this interactive tour at Scotland Street School Museum and find out what school was like in the old days!
What I Myself Consider My Personal Ideal

What I Myself Consider My Personal Ideal

5th August 2018
Explore the story of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Scotland Street School on the 'What I Myself Consider My Personal Ideal' tour!
150th Anniversary Talks

150th Anniversary Talks

8th August 2018
Join Scotland Street School Museum for a special season of talks in celebration of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's 150th Birthday.
Horrible Heedie Tours

Horrible Heedie Tours

26th August 2018
Join this interactive tour at Scotland Street School Museum and find out what school was like in the old days!

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