Scotland Street School Museum
|[Cookery classroom at Scotland Street School]|
The area around Shields Road tube station in Glasgow is an urban wilderness of expressways, railway lines and old warehouses, virtually unrecognisable from before the motorways were built in the 1960's. Scotland Street School somehow still stands however, converted into a museum of education after it closed to pupils in 1979 following the relocation of most local residents. Visiting an old school might sound a bit dull, but there are several exhibition rooms, a place for children to dress up and lots of fascinating information about the transformation of the local area over recent decades.
|[The building was designed by famous architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh]|
Name: Scotland Street School Museum ★★★☆☆
Location: Scotland Street, Kingston, Glasgow, G.R.: NS 578641 / honey rubble organs
Open (2017): Tuesday to Sunday
Public transport: Subway (Shields Road), <200 metres