Exhibitions at the Scottish Football Museum
Alongside the permanent exhibits the Scottish Football Museum runs an exciting programme of special exhibitions.
These themed exhibitions are inspired by the museum’s collections but often include objects from all over Scotland and beyond, offering unique chances to see some incredible items. The exhibitions are designed to draw attention to specific subjects, events, people or places; such as the Scottish Cup and Women’s Football, and help tell Scotland’s footballing story.
More Than a Game Exhibition
In the Scottish Football Museum, our new exhibition ‘More Than a Game’ is now on display which explores different societies and diversities through football rivalries.
Success on the football field can put towns, even countries, on the map, enhancing civic and national prestige. This can have a significant impact on people’s lives; for example, during the Great Depression of the 1930’s football acted as a form of escapism for individuals and communities in Scotland who were otherwise marginalised within society.
Football supporters identify with the clubs and national grand that they follow and can even view them as a symbol of their own identify. In different parts of the world today where tensions within communities have led to intolerance and hostility, problems teaks ting to racism and sectarianism have often manifested within the game itself. Football, however, can also represent positive aspects of society and culture.
At its very best, the global game is a celebration of humanity, community, and diversity.
The Clubs Gallery in association with Scottish Power
From Celtic to Cowdenbeath and from Albion Rovers to Aberdeen, the Club’s Gallery, within the Scottish Football Museum, provides a dedicated place for all 42 senior football clubs registered with the Scottish Premier League and Scottish Football League. A shirt from each club is proudly displayed within the exhibition space accompanied with a brief history including notable milestones. Record crowds, record victories and notable trophy successes from years gone by will provide a touch of nostalgia to the supporters of each club.