Scotland Street School Museum (free entry)
Please note: from 1 April Scotland Street School Museum will be closed to the public on Mondays.
Scotland Street School Museum presents the history of education in Scotland as a genuine school experience. It is an essential destination for Charles Rennie Mackintosh enthusiasts, who designed the school between 1903 and 1906 and anyone 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. There is a combination of displays, audio-visuals and reconstructed and restored classrooms.
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.
Learn about Mackintosh's stormy working relationship with the School Board and explore in more depth his design and detailing. 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 the temporary exhibition and activities programme, you can follow the interpretation and activity trail around the school. You can also find your family's old school photograph on their education collection's database.
Try out your design skills in the Mackintosh room on touch-screen computer. The hands-on interactive displays let you experience the classes of yesteryear in the Back to School role playing programme.
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