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Festive Season Opening Hours 2019

SCOTTISH FOOTBALL MUSEUM

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR OPENING HOURS

Saturday Dec 21st                           The Museum will be open as normal, however the final

Stadium Tour of the day is at 11am

Sunday Dec 22nd                             Open as normal

Monday Dec 23rd                             Open as normal

Tuesday Dec 24th                             The final Stadium Tour is at 12.30pm. Last entry to the

Museum is at 1pm, and it will close at 2pm

Wednesday Dec 25th                      CLOSED

Thursday Dec 26th                          CLOSED

Friday Dec 27th                                 Open as normal

Saturday Dec 28th                            Open as normal

Sunday Dec 29th                               Open as normal

Monday Dec 30th                              Open as normal

Tuesday Dec 31st                              The final Stadium Tour is at 2pm. Last entry to the

Museum is at 2pm, and it will close at 3pm

Wednesday Jan 1st                         CLOSED

Thursday Jan 2nd                           CLOSED

Friday Jan 3rd                                  Open as normal

Saturday Jan 4th                            The Museum will be open as normal, however the final

Stadium Tour of the day is at 11am

Sunday Jan 5th                               Open as normal

Normal opening hours, subject to events:

Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm

Sunday 11am – 5pm

“First Class.”

“Have lived in the area for 13 years!

Never visited the Stadium until today due to an appointment at the Sports Clinic.  Stadium Tour – First class.

Bruce is an asset to your company.  Great delivery, entertaining & child centred.

Thank you.”

Laura Cairns

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR OPENING HOURS 2017

SCOTTISH FOOTBALL MUSEUM

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR OPENING HOURS

 

Thursday Dec 21st

 

Open as normal

 

Friday Dec 22nd

 

Open as normal

   
Saturday Dec 23rd

 

Sunday Dec 24th

 

 

Monday Dec 25th      

Open as normal

 

The final Stadium Tour is at 12.30pm. Last entry to the Museum is at 1pm, and it will close at 2pm

 

CLOSED

 

Tuesday Dec 26th  

 

CLOSED

 

Wednesday Dec 27th    

 

Open as normal

 

Thursday Dec 28th          

 

Open as normal

 

Friday Dec 29th

     

Saturday Dec 30th       

 

 

Open as normal

 

The Museum will be open as normal, however the final Stadium Tour of the day is at 11am

  

Sunday Dec 31st The final Stadium Tour is at 2pm. Last entry to the Museum is at 2pm, and it will close at 3pm 
   
Monday Jan 1st        CLOSED
           

Tuesday Jan 2nd   

 

CLOSED

 

Wednesday Jan 3rd                   Open as normal

 

 

Normal opening hours, subject to events:

 

Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm

 

Sunday 11am – 5pm

Scottish Football Museum & Hampden Stadium Tour EARNS 2017 TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE

The Scottish Football Museum & Hampden Stadium Tour has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. Now in its seventh year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include restaurants, accommodations and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience.

“TripAdvisor is excited to announce the recipients of the 2017 Certificate of Excellence, which celebrates hospitality businesses that have consistently received strong praise and ratings from travellers”, said Heather Leisman, Vice President of Industry Marketing, TripAdvisor. “This recognition allows us to publicly honour businesses that are actively engaging with customers and using feedback to help travellers identify and confidently book the perfect trip.”

The Certificate of Excellence accounts for the quality, quantity and recency of reviews submitted by travellers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.

 

Historic shinty exhibits at Hampden’s football museum on the 157th anniversary of the first clash between shinty and football clubs

As the founding document of the Aberdeen University Shinty Club (the world’s oldest IMG_20160115_142238
constituted shinty club) goes on display at the Scottish Football Museum, a fascinating story of an unprecedented and historic sporting contest between shinty and football clubs has been unearthed.

Aberdeen University Shinty Club was founded in 1861, just one year after the merger of the city’s two great educational institutions – King’s College, founded in 1495, and Marischal College, founded in 1593.

On 15th January 1859, just one year prior to the merger, the rivalry between both independent institutions was transferred into the sporting arena when shinty and football clubs representing each college took part in an unprecedented challenge match.

An account of the contest appeared in the Aberdeen Herald and General Advertiser on 22nd January 1859. It stated: “The Shinty Club of King’s College having accepted a challenge from the Foot-ball Club of Marischal College, to play three games at shinty and three at foot-ball, the match came off on the links on Saturday. Owing to the games being keenly contested, three games at shinty and only one at foot-ball were concluded, all in favour of the King’s Club.”

Following the merger of 1860 the shinty players were quick to act, constituting a new unified team in 1861 under the title of the Aberdeen University Shinty Club. Perhaps deflated by defeat, the footballers were much slower in getting organised and it is 1869 before a football club is first recorded at the university.

The historic 1861 document relating to the shinty club is being loaned for display by Aberdeen University Special Collections along with the magnificent Littlejohn Trophy and Album.

Commentating on the loan of the valuable items, broadcaster and shinty historian Hugh Dan MacLennan of Edinburgh University said: “The Littlejohn Trophy and Album are two of shinty’s greatest historical and most spectacular artefacts and we are indebted to the University of Aberdeen for allowing us to include such an important part of the sport’s history in the Hampden exhibition.  The University club’s foundation document is hugely significant also, and for us to be able to show the three items together in the national stadium is a great privilege and I hope the shinty community will come and see them in this unique setting.  And once again our researches have unearthed some remarkable historical information which adds to the rich tapestry of the game.”

Siobhan Convery, Head of Special Collections at Aberdeen University, commented: “The University has a long and proud history of sporting achievements and we are delighted that these treasures relating to shinty’s early history can be enjoyed by a wider audience.”

Richard McBrearty, Curator of the Scottish Football Museum said: “We are delighted to host the exhibition on shinty within the museum at Hampden Park and are very grateful to Aberdeen University Special Collections and Museums for kindly agreeing to loan these truly historic sporting items. The details surrounding the historic contest of 1859 have only recently been discovered and it is a complete coincidence that the display of the Aberdeen University shinty items falls on the anniversary of the historic contest of 1859. It serves to remind us of the significant connections between shinty and football in Scotland and of the rich sporting traditions of Aberdeen University.”

 

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Christmas and New Year Opening Times 2015

SCOTTISH FOOTBALL MUSEUM

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR OPENING HOURS

 

Christmas Football

 

Saturday Dec 19th

Open as normal
 

Sunday Dec 20th

Open as normal
 

Monday Dec 21st

 

Open as normal

 

Tuesday Dec 22nd

 

Open as normal

 

Wednesday Dec 23rd

 

 

Open as normal

Thursday Dec 24th Last entry to Museum and final Stadium Tour at 12.30pm, Museum closing at 2pm
 

Friday Dec 25th

 

CLOSED

 

Saturday Dec 26th  

 

CLOSED

 

Sunday Dec 27th   

 

Open as normal

 

Monday Dec 28th          

 

Open as normal

 

Tuesday Dec 29th     

 

Wednesday Dec 30th        

 

Open as normal

 

Open as normal  

 

Thursday Dec 31st

  

Last entry to Museum and final Stadium Tour at 2pm, Museum closing at 3pm                                                                                

 

Friday Jan 1st

 

CLOSED

 

Saturday Jan 2nd      

 

CLOSED

           

Sunday Jan 3rd   

 

Open as normal

Our rugby friends West of Scotland Football Club are 150 years old this season!

Our rugby friends West of Scotland Football Club are 150 years old this season and in tribute to this significant milestone a small display on the club can currently be seen at the museum. West were originally based at the West of Scotland Cricket Ground, scene of the world’s first official international football match (Association rules) in 1872. That first historic encounter between Scotland and England was organised by Queen’s Park FC, the owners of Hampden Park where the museum is based. The distinctive red and yellow hoops of the West of Scotland club were adopted by Partick Thistle in 1935.

 

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Presentation of Dundee FC Shirt

Dundee FC recently presented the Scottish Football Museum with their specially produced third shirt. The shirt was produced to commemorate the sacrifice made by the city on the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Loos and contains the official tartan and badge of the Black Watch regiment. Kenny Ross, Chairman of the Dundee FC Supporters Association, presented the shirt to museum curator Richard McBrearty and the shirt will go on display in a new display on the First World War which is due to open at Hampden within the next few days.

Loos Shirt presentation

SCOTTISH FOOTBALL MUSEUM SHOP NOW OPEN

Now OpenThe Scottish Football Museum Shop opens officially tomorrow (Thursday, 3rd December) at Hampden and to celebrate, the first 25 customers will receive a FREE GIFT with their purchase.

 

Supporters will be able to buy the new Scotland home and away kits and Scotland Supporter Club members will receive 15% off the new Scotland kits and any other merchandise. Simply bring your membership card with you to receive the discount*.

 

*Full-price merchandise only.

The Scottish Football Museum is delighted to accept the presentation of an extremely rare 10-inch disc recording of “The Laddie Frae Cardenden”

The Scottish Football Museum is delighted to accept the presentation of an extremely rare 10-inch disc recording of “The Laddie Fae Cardenden”, a tribute to legendary Celtic goalkeeper John Thomson.

The historic song, written by Alexander McGregor and performed by Douglas Robb, dates from 1931 and was recorded as a tribute to Thomson who was killed in a tragic accident during an Old Firm match at Ibrox Park on September 5, 1931. A Scottish internationalist when he died aged just 22, John Thomson had already made 188 appearances for his club in a career that was so tragically cut short.

The disc is being donated to the Museum by Terry Dick son the late Glen Daly. Glen himself is famous for his recording of The Celtic Song which is still played at every Celtic home game.

Presenting the disc to the Museum was Celtic and Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Pat Bonner, a man who represented his club on 641 occasions and is placed fifth in the Parkhead club’s list of all-time appearances. Pat will be accompanied by Gerry McDade, co-author of his Irish Book Award nominated autobiography, The Last Line.

you can listen to the Laddie frae Cardenden song here http://www.raretunes.org/recordings/laddie-frae-cardenden/

Pat Bonner