A lot of Interesting Information

With today being a bank holiday along with my son and his pal and his dad John we took the opportunity to pay a visit to the National Stadium. At £24.50 for a family ticket for the tour and the museum it represents great value. The tour was supposed to last 45 minutes but due to the numbers on the 12.30pm tour our guide Blair extended to this to almost an hour. Despite the numbers Blair managed to hold the attention of the group which was made up of people of all ages from some as young as 3. A lot of interesting information on the tour and for my son the highlights were getting into the warm up area and having the power of his shot recorded on the monitor behind the goal. Another was reliving the 18th March 2012 when his team Kilmarnock walked out of the tunnel on their way to winning the cup beating Celtic 1-0 in the final and how he and his pal Ryan enjoyed leading the party out. Getting the chance to stand at the side of the park was also great how for him, giving him the chance to follow in the footsteps of the many greats over the years such as Puskas, Dalglish, Zidane to name but 3.
Once back there was opportunities to ask questions to Blair and his colleague Bruce as part of the museum tour and nothing was too much trouble for them. The museum is up to date and well laid out and throughout there’s plenty opportunities to get photos so don’t forget the camera.
All in all an excellent way to spend a good 2 to 3 hours and at that price it represents great value. The only thing I would like to see is more merchandise available in the shop and a wider selection of books / programmes and I feel there’s a missed opportunity there.