Living Subway history

Children from Fossoway Primary School in Drum, Kinross have been learning about the history of the Subway with Glasgow Musuems’ “Bringing Learning to Life” programme.

Working with the Riverside Museum, SPT has devised a programme for schools to show pupils how the Subway has changed from the Victorian Age, through two world wars, to the present day.

The school children met up with their SPT guide at Shields Road Subway station, before getting to experience a “shoogle” on Glasgow’s Subway for themselves, and learning all about this exciting mode of transport.

The group travelled round to Partick before moving onto the Riverside Museum to look at our Victorian and wartime Subways. A dedicated learning assistant from the Riverside Museum talked to them about their journey on the Subway, inviting them to compare and contrast their experience of the Subway with what they’ve learned about the Subway from the Victorian era and from World War Two.  They then re-joined the Subway before testing their knowledge on our fun-filled website.

The Round in Circles programme has been running for almost two years and was set up by marketing lead Hilary Kidd.

Hilary explained:

“This is an excellent opportunity for school children across central Scotland to find out more about the Subway and how it has changed through important periods in Glasgow’s history.  It also helps them relate this to real life, imagining what life was like for ordinary people living through these important times in Glasgow’s history.”

To find out more about the schools programme, visit: