Sunday, April 03, 2011
A wee trip to the Scotland Street School Museum in Glasgow
Yesterday, Olly, the we'ans and myself took a wee trip to the Scotland Street School Museum in Glasgow. Scotland Street School was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and was a functioning school up until 1979. As a museum, it tells the story of education in Scotland over a hundred years, from the late 19th century to the late 20th century.
It is also a must-see for Mackintosh fans - the building is a wonderful example of his architectural style and the first floor has space that shows the process of building the school, from plans to opening.
On the second floor, there are various period classrooms... from the Victorian era to the late 60s... all decked out as they would have been. There is even a large "Home Economics" space set up as it would have been.
On the ground floor there was a Toy exhibit... that contained a remarkable number of toys that all four of us remembered in some way... from Action Men to Furbies.
The cafe... a Willow Tearoom... was fab too - very reasonably priced with a great selection of food, leaf tea in pots and some fantastic local ice cream.
All in... a fab afternoon out... made even better by the fact the whole space is free.
The rest of my photos are available >>>here<<<.