Scotland Street School Museum Scotland Street School Museum

Scotland Street School Museum

225 Scotland Street, Glasgow, G5 8QB, United Kingdom | 0141 287 0504 | Website

Venue Description

Scotland Street School Museum, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh between 1903-1906 for the School Board of Glasgow is now a museum & tells the story of 100 years of education in Scotland, from the late 19th century to the late 20th century. The building is a must see for Mackintosh fans, as a fantastic example of his architectural style. In telling the story of education during this time, Scotland Street School Museum offers a fascinating glimpse into the past. We welcome all visitors however specific provision will be made for visitors with disabilities in terms of physical access and gallery development.

Accessibility

• The main entrance doors open automatically. • The doors are double width. • There is a ramp or slope to access this service located directly in front of entrance. • The automatic doors are push pad operated. • The reception desk is 4m (13ft 1in) from the main entrance. • There is level access to reception from the entrance. • The reception desk is high height. • The desk has a lowered section. • Lighting levels are bright. • There is a hearing assistance system (portable loop) • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue. • Lighting levels are varied. • The ramp or slope is located on the right as you face reception. • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp. • There is a lift for public use. • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user and include an emergency alarm button. • The lift controls do have Braille and tactile markings.

Awards List

Visit Scotland - 4 star Green Tourism Business Scheme - Silver Award

Toilets

• The door opens outwards, is heavy & locks by a sliding bolt. • Floor manoeuvring space is clear, with lateral transfer space. • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side. • There is an emergency alarm available. • Wall mounted rails are available. • The height of the toilet seat is 44cm (1ft 5in). • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in). • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet. • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in). • Contrast between internal & external door and wall & floor is good.

Staff

Disability awareness is embedded within our training programme for every employee. Team members who work directly with the public, Learning and Gallery Assistants, also receive additional training in specific disabilities, such as Autism and Down syndrome awareness and are all certificated Dementia Friends. We want to ensure that Scotland Street School Museum is a welcoming place for all of our visitors. If you have any queries or comments, please ask to speak to a member of staff, or email the Museum Manager at the address below.

COVID Precautions

Information about COVID precautions has not been added for this venue.

The venue says it has...

  • Braille
  • Sign Language
  • IR Induction Loop
  • Induction Loop
  • Large Print
  • Access Statement

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User Ratings

Overall

4.5
Access
5
Parking
3.8
Toilets
4.5
Staff
4.8