Scotland Street Museum

Scotland Street School Museum

Glasgow Museums offer something for everyone, whether you want to find out more about an artist, come with your class to see how we used to live, see the latest in contemporary art, or simply meet a friend for coffee, Glasgow has a museum for you!

Admission to all our museums is free, most have café facilities and a shop, and we warmly welcome children. A small entry charge may apply to some temporary exhibitions. The National Trust for Scotland manages Pollok House on behalf of Glasgow City Council and charges apply during summer months.

The following museums are closed to the public on Mondays:

  • ·      Glasgow Museums Resource Centre
  • ·      People's Palace                                                                                                                  
  •        (The Winter Gardens, adjacent to the People's Palace will remain open on Mondays)
  • ·      Provand's Lordship
  • ·      ScotlandStreet School Museum
  • ·      St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, the Gallery of Modern Art and The Burrell Collection are open to the public daily.

Charles Rennie Mackintosh designed Scotland Street School. It was a functioning school up until 1979, today it is a fascinating museum. Charles Rennie Mackintosh was Glasgow's most celebrated architect.  Scotland Street School tells the story of education in Scotland over a hundred years, from the late 19th century to the late 20th century.

Scotland Street offers a fascinating glimpse into the past, three reconstructed classrooms gives you the chance to see what school days were like in the reign of Queen Victoria, during World War II, and in the 1950s and 60s. You can also hear ex-pupils and teachers reminisce about their own school days.

Scotland Street School museum is a must-see for Mackintosh fans; the building is a wonderful example of his architectural style, and includes a Mackintosh room where you can study the architect's designs for the building.

The Scotland Street School museum regularly hosts temporary exhibitions and fun family events, and visitors can enjoy refreshments and browse for souvenirs at the Willow Café and Gift Shop.


Opening Hours:
Tuesday to Thursday and Saturday 10am-5pm
Friday and Sunday 11am-5pm
Closed Mondays