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Scotland Street School Museum Glasgow

Scotland Street School Museum Glasgow

Scotland Street School museum in Glasgow is located in Scotland Street School which was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh between 1903 and 1906. Mackintosh based the design of the school on Rowallan Castle in Ayrshire and Falkland Palace.

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.

The building is one of Glasgow’s foremost architectural attractions and the former school is now a museum of school education in Glasgow.

Scotland Street School Museum
Glasgow’s Scotland Street School celebrated it’s 100th anniversary in 2006 . Now an award winning school museum, the building is one of the finest examples of the work of renowned Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh. It is located next to the Shields Road subway station.

You can catch the subway at Kelvinhall Underground which is within a short walk of the Argyll Hotel.