What’s on for Families at Scotland Street School Museum

Scotland Street School Museum hold a fantastic programme of activities for all the family throughout the year!

When, Where & How Much...

Date(s): 17 June 2017 to 31 August 2017
Time(s): See listing for details
Where: Scotland Street School Museum, Glasgow South Side
Price: This is a free event

Contact Information

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What’s on for Families at Scotland Street School Museum
About What’s on for Families at Scotland Street School Museum

Every Sunday: Secret Sunday Cinema Club
11am & 2pm | Free | Drop-in
Join us in our family cinema for free, family films. Check on Facebook or phone us for details on upcoming screenings!

Saturday 17th June: Faux Stained Glass Butterflies
1.30pm - 4pm | Free | Drop-in
Make your own Gothic style faux stained glass butterfly from the craft materials provided.

Sunday 18th June: Horrible Heedie
1.30pm | Free | Drop-in
Come on this fun, fear filled and informative tour of Scotland Street School Museum. Learn about Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the community who attended the school and education and life in the old days. DO NOT BE LATE OR YOU WILL FACE THE WRATH OF THE HEEDIE.

Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th June: Self-led Activities for the whole family
11am - 4pm | Free | Drop-in
Make a Mack Moustache and have fun exploring the venue with our self-led trails while testing your knowledge about Charles Rennie Mackintosh and this fabulous school. Ask a member of our team at the enquiry desk for help and to point you in the right direction!

Cool Model-making with the Experts
Sat 1 & Sun 2 Jul | 11am–4pm
Meet the West of Scotland Model Society in our drill hall. Ffind out about model-making and have a go yourself!

Make a giant out of space collage
Sat 1 & Sun 2 Jul | 1.30–4pm
Make a giant out of space collage. Come up to our cookery room to help us make a giant space-themed, three-dimensional collage. Decorate it with aliens, spaceships, rockets and more.

Make a space race rocket and astronaut
Tue 4, Wed 5, Thu 6 Jul | 1.30–4pm
Sat 8 & Sun 9 Jul | 1.30–4pm
Inspired by historic photographs of pupils at Scotland Street School making a rocket and astronaut, we will be running a group workshop to remake these items based on the original images.

Make your own mini-rocket and launch it in our space race
Tue 11 Jul | 1.30–4pm
Design and make a mini rocket then launch it in our playground to see whose will go the furthest.

Make your own Alien Slime ball
Wed 12 Jul | 1.30–4pm
Learn how to make a slimy ‘ooblek’ substance and squeeze it into your very own stress ball.

Make your own Intergalactic Planet
Thu 13 Jul | 1.30–4pm
Learn how to set up a marbling paint station and use it to produce a wobbly patterned planet.

Join in with the Great Big Heritage Bus tour
Sat 15 Jul | 1.30–4pm
A perfect summer family day out – allow our free bus service to collect and deliver you to museums across the city to try out some special activities.

Meet our Horrible Heedie
Sun 16 & 30 Jul | 1.30pm
Sun 13 & 27 Aug | 1.30pm
Sun 10 Sep | 1.30pm
Tue 12, Wed 13, Thu 14, Fri 15 Sep | 1.30pm
Our ever-popular and ever-terrifying Horrible Heedie (headmaster) returns with his tour of the school,combining architecture, history and shouting.

Make your own Mad Mack Heid
Tue 18 Jul | 1.30–4pm
Artist, Architect, Alien or Astronaut – you decide! With a wide range of provided collage materials, come and design your very own Mackintosh portrait.

Make your own Glitter Galaxy
Wed 19 Jul | 1.30–4pm
Wed 9 Aug | 1.30–4pm
To the Milky Way and beyond, we will be recreating the twinkling of galaxies and stars with a lot of glue and glitter.

Join in with our ‘Out-of This World Print Workshop’
Thu 20 Jul | 1.30–4pm
Wed 26 Jul | 1.30–4pm
To make our 1950s/1960s display we need to produce lots of colourful, printed paper. Come help us and learn all kinds of home-made, hands-on print techniques.

Make your own Flying Saucer Fidget Spinner
Sat 22 Jul | 1.30–4pm
The craze of 2017 has finally landed at Scotland Street – if you still haven’t managed to buy one come and make your very own for free.

Make your own Mini Rocket
Tue 25 Jul | 1.30–4pm
Design and make a mini rocket then launch it in our playground to see whose will go the furthest.

Make your own Mackintosh Mosaic Coaster
Thu 27 Jul | 1.30–4pm
A new workshop in which you can make your very own Mackintosh-style mosaic coaster using the provided tiles and glue.

Make your own Space Shades of Mackintosh
Sat 29 Jul | 1.30–4pm
Sat 12 Aug | 1.30–4pm
Our classic workshop in which you can create a Charles Rennie Mackintosh-style lampshade using materials provided, with an outer-space twist.

Make your own Alien Slime Stress Ball
Tue 1 Aug | 1.30–4pm
Learn how to make a slimy ‘ooblek’ substance and squeeze it into your very own stress ball.

Make your own Starry Night Playdough
Wed 2 Aug | 1.30–4pm
Come and combine some household ingredients and our special glitter mixes to create your very own sparkly, starry playdough.

Make your own Window Wonders
Thu 3 Aug | 1.30–4pm
Sat 26 Aug | 1.30–4pm
Our classic workshop in which you can create your own Mackintosh-style stained glass window, adding some stars for a touch of outer-space.

Colourful Heritage Fun Day
Sat 5 Aug | 1.30–4pm
Join us for a fun-packed day of games, play, crafts, entertainment and activities celebrating our new exhibition, GlaswegAsians,, showcasing the stories and experience of the South Asian community.

Make your own Scratch-Out Space Vistas
Sun 6 Aug | 1.30–4pm
Make a scratch-out board with wax crayons and black paint, then use it to scratch-out your own colourful space-scape.

Make your own mini Anti-Gravity
Tue 8 Aug | 1.30–4pm
Explore composition in space by making an astronaut float through a shoebox-sized cosmos.

Make your own Lunar Landscape
Thu 10 Aug | 1.30–4pm
Visit the moon through the medium of collage by making some irregular shapes to capture its rocky surface.

Sketch and de-stress
Sat 19 Aug | 1.30–4pm
Sat 2 Sep | 1.30–4pm
Looking for ways to feel calmer and happier? The answer could be in sketching. Families are welcome, though separate activities for children will ensure a reflective space for adults.

Meet Miss Baxter
Sun 20 Aug & 3 Sep | 1.30pm
Sat 9 & 23 Sep | 1.30 prompt
Back to school tour with the inimitable Miss Baxter.

Build your own mini portcullis
Sat 16 & Sun 17 Sep | 1.30–4pm
To celebrate the Doors Open Day Festival, come see the influence of castles on Scotland Street School, then design and make your own castle door to open (and close).


Explore our creative programme of activities for all the family!


Glasgow Museums welcomes families and children of all ages and all our venues are FREE to visit.

Our displays and exhibitions are designed with families in mind, so you’ll always find something interesting to explore when you visit. This event lists activities for families with children up to 12 years old.
They are FREE unless otherwise stated.

The activities listed here are for family groups and children. If you would like to arrange a visit for an organized group, please contact the individual museum in advance.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for What’s on for Families at Scotland Street School Museum are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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