Scotland Street School Museum Overview

Scotland Street School Museum is one of the most admired tourist attractions in Glasgow, situated in a former school. It offers a glimpse into what school days were like in Queen Victoria's reign, during World War II, and in the 1960s and 1950s. The cookery room, ceramic-tiled drill hall, and cloakrooms have been restored to Mackintosh's original designs.

Scotland Street School Museum is one of the most inspiring places to visit in Glasgow as it encourages the young ones to have a look into how school life was in earlier times. The building is an excellent example of Mackintosh's architectural style and features a Mackintosh room that holds the architect's breathtaking designs for the building. The first floor deals with the building's history and explains Mackintosh's idea and the fight between the school fathers and the architect about the design of the building.

On Mezzanine Level, you'll find some pictures related to the time of the building's construction and interesting books about the architect's work. The second floor gives you a glimpse of how the school rooms looked in different ages. The museum also hosts a temporary exhibition about the integration of Asian immigrants. The visitors can participate in a Victorian classroom situation where the famous actress Lesley Robertson plays the role of the teacher "Miss Baxter." 

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• Scotland Street School Museum was designed between 1903-1906 by Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
• It is a fascinating museum that tells the story of the last hundred years of education in Scotland, from the late nineteenth century to the late twentieth century.
• The museum organizes a wide range of exhibits and activities which attract a large number of tourists.
• It has impressive leaded glass towers, unique stonework, and a magnificent tiled entrance hall. 
• The drill hall features some historic toys, which were used by the kids in the early 1900s.

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