Scottish Football Museum
Scottish Football Museum
4.5
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Scottish Football Museum & Hampden Park Stadium Tour will reveal the sights, sounds, and stories of the world's favourite game in the country that took football to the world. Spend a day enjoying Scotland's football heritage, remembering the legends that inspire the champions of today. See the Stadium as the players do on matchdays by taking the tour - visit the underground roadway, changing rooms and have the speed of your shot electronically measured in our indoor warm-up area. Walk out the tunnel to sound of the famous Hampden Roar and then follow in the footsteps of legends by climbing the stairs to the Cup Presentation Area. After your tour, see the world's oldest national football trophy up close - the Scottish Cup! With over 2,500 objects on display in 14 galleries, there's something for everyone to enjoy! You can also relax in Café Hampden with its wide range of food and drink.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • KelsPark
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing experience
    We visited on 16th August around 1030 and the museum was closed due to refurbishment. Niel from the museum very kindly opened it up just for us to have a look around in our own time. We have 3 children who were made up with the whole experience. The museum is great, its clean, well laid out and very informative. They have alot of interative things to do for children of all ages. We also got to have a look at the pitch by another member of the team. Thank you so much for the amazing experience and memories to last our family a life time. A special thank you to the 2 members of the team who made our day so special.
    Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review - Neal and I are always pleased when people enjoy their visits to Hampden Park, and I hope that you will be able to come back again in the future to visit us!
    Written August 22, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 20, 2023
  • Julie CM
    Perth, United Kingdom22 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Overall an enjoyable couple of hours
    Positives - Tour guide (Alex) was friendly and knowledgeable. Got to see all the areas detailed and unlimited time in the museum afterwards. Good photo opp with Scottish cup replica and scoring a goal in the warm up area. Improvements for me- Tour was pacy in places and only 6 ppl in our group. We were booked for 11am tour and email said to be there 15 minutes early, so we were but security guard said the email “told lies” and went back to eating his family sized bag of crisps and watching TV, while we waited outside a locked cafe door to be collected. A full section in the museum of the radio clips via old phones is not working, no out of order sign and response was yeah we know it’s not working when I asked, why watch us try several phones if you know they don’t work? Overall we did enjoy it and would recommend the Hampden tour & museum, especially if you’re a football fan.
    Hi Julie, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. While I am pleased that you enjoyed your tour overall, I am disappointed that you were not completely satisfied with your visit. I will have a word with our reception staff regarding this, and will also look to try and improve certain aspects of the museum as we look into modernising and repairing certain exhibits. I do hope that we will see you again in the near future.
    Written October 27, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 24, 2023
  • Pete F
    Glasgow, United Kingdom26 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tired looking interior but its what happens on the pitch that counts.
    A nice tour but the stadium itself is clearly quite dated. The changing rooms and general decor look very early 1990s but I guess that doesn’t matter if you are playing on the pitch (which looked immaculate). The museum has many interesting artefacts and was well presented. The guide was very knowledgable and gave lots of interesting stories of the teams and performers who have been at Hampden. For some reason there is no souvenir shop which is a missed opportunity and would have been nice to see.
    Hi Pete, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! I am pleased that you enjoyed your visit, and please rest assured that we are currently liaising with our colleagues in the stadium to set up an alternative to our old shop. I hope that we will see you again in the near future!
    Written January 17, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written January 15, 2024
  • LAURA F
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recomend for your child's party
    This was my sons 10th birthday party and will definitely be 1 to remember. Absolutely amazing from start to finish. Our host Frank was brilliant si engaging and interactive with the kids they loved him. The price was u believable for what you get in the national stadium considering it was only 30 quid more than some other places that kids can have football parties at . All the kids were impressed and had loads of fun at each activity.
    Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review - I am very pleased that you enjoyed your party! I'll be sure to let Frankie know that you had a great time, and I hope that we will see you again soon for a regular stadium tour.
    Written February 12, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written February 4, 2024
  • mexicotraveller1981
    50 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Birthday party success!
    We attended hampden for my son’s 11th birthday party. They all had an absolute (excuse the pun!) ball. Andy and Emily were terrific hosts, so helpful, knowledgeable and polite and had just the correct tone with the kids. I have never seen ten boys so enthralled or desperate to answer questions. They especially loved having the speed of their shot recorded and getting to have a kick about. It was a day we will never forget and such a special experience for a birthday party. I would highly, highly recommend.
    Thank you for booking one of our parties - it was a pleasure to take you around, and I'll be sure to let Emily know you all had a great time too! I hope we will see you all again in the future.
    Written March 27, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written March 18, 2024
  • The_Coach55
    Ruislip, United Kingdom1,140 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Superb Football Museum
    The Scottish Football Museum is situated within Hampden Park in the Mount Florida area to the south of Glasgow. I took the 75 bus from the Gorbals which was about a 10 minute ride to the stadium. I wasn’t able to get on a stadium tour but I thoroughly enjoyed the content in the fascinating museum. From the first Scotland v England match in 1872 to current day there is a vast array of memorabilia and a brilliant collection of old photographs of iconic Scottish players. I loved the reenactment of Archie Gemmill’s legendary goal versus Holland in the 1978 World Cup including sprawling Dutch defenders. Scottish European club triumphs were covered too. Celtic’s Lisbon Lions from 1967, Rangers beating Moscow Dynamo in 1972 and Aberdeen victorious against Real Madrid in 1983. Lots of trophies, old programmes, old kits and posters on display too. Admission was £8.
    Thank you for taking the time to review us - I am very pleased that you enjoyed your time in the museum, and I hope that you will be able to visit us again soon for a full tour!
    Written April 29, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written April 23, 2024
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Julie CM
Perth, UK22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Positives - Tour guide (Alex) was friendly and knowledgeable. Got to see all the areas detailed and unlimited time in the museum afterwards. Good photo opp with Scottish cup replica and scoring a goal in the warm up area.

Improvements for me- Tour was pacy in places and only 6 ppl in our group.
We were booked for 11am tour and email said to be there 15 minutes early, so we were but security guard said the email “told lies” and went back to eating his family sized bag of crisps and watching TV, while we waited outside a locked cafe door to be collected.
A full section in the museum of the radio clips via old phones is not working, no out of order sign and response was yeah we know it’s not working when I asked, why watch us try several phones if you know they don’t work?

Overall we did enjoy it and would recommend the Hampden tour & museum, especially if you’re a football fan.
Written October 24, 2023
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Hi Julie, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. While I am pleased that you enjoyed your tour overall, I am disappointed that you were not completely satisfied with your visit. I will have a word with our reception staff regarding this, and will also look to try and improve certain aspects of the museum as we look into modernising and repairing certain exhibits. I do hope that we will see you again in the near future.
Written October 27, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

LAURA F
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
This was my sons 10th birthday party and will definitely be 1 to remember.
Absolutely amazing from start to finish. Our host Frank was brilliant si engaging and interactive with the kids they loved him.
The price was u believable for what you get in the national stadium considering it was only 30 quid more than some other places that kids can have football parties at .
All the kids were impressed and had loads of fun at each activity.
Written February 5, 2024
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Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review - I am very pleased that you enjoyed your party! I'll be sure to let Frankie know that you had a great time, and I hope that we will see you again soon for a regular stadium tour.
Written February 12, 2024
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KelsPark
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We visited on 16th August around 1030 and the museum was closed due to refurbishment. Niel from the museum very kindly opened it up just for us to have a look around in our own time. We have 3 children who were made up with the whole experience. The museum is great, its clean, well laid out and very informative. They have alot of interative things to do for children of all ages.
We also got to have a look at the pitch by another member of the team.
Thank you so much for the amazing experience and memories to last our family a life time. A special thank you to the 2 members of the team who made our day so special.
Written August 21, 2023
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Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review - Neal and I are always pleased when people enjoy their visits to Hampden Park, and I hope that you will be able to come back again in the future to visit us!
Written August 22, 2023
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Daria
East Kilbride, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
We had a booked birthday party for our 9 years old daughter in there last week. The customer care was absolutely outstanding from the beginning to the end. Andy was very helpful with all the information via emails and our birthday host Tom was amazing with his knowledge, passion and lovely attitude. The kids got a wee tour around the stadium and plenty interesting stories have been told. They even got to play 5s aside on the indoor pitch.
All the children absolutely loved it!

I would totally recommend it to everyone, football fans and not a football fans. Everyone will find something interesting during the tour.
Thanks again Hampden team.
Written February 24, 2023
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Hi Daria, thanks for taking the time to leave us a lovely review! I will pass your feedback on to Tom, and I hope that you will be back again to see us in the not-too-distant future!
Written March 1, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

The_Coach55
Ruislip, UK1,140 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
The Scottish Football Museum is situated within Hampden Park in the Mount Florida area to the south of Glasgow.

I took the 75 bus from the Gorbals which was about a 10 minute ride to the stadium.

I wasn’t able to get on a stadium tour but I thoroughly enjoyed the content in the fascinating museum.

From the first Scotland v England match in 1872 to current day there is a vast array of memorabilia and a brilliant collection of old photographs of iconic Scottish players.

I loved the reenactment of Archie Gemmill’s legendary goal versus Holland in the 1978 World Cup including sprawling Dutch defenders.

Scottish European club triumphs were covered too. Celtic’s Lisbon Lions from 1967, Rangers beating Moscow Dynamo in 1972 and Aberdeen victorious against Real Madrid in 1983.

Lots of trophies, old programmes, old kits and posters on display too.

Admission was £8.
Written April 23, 2024
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Thank you for taking the time to review us - I am very pleased that you enjoyed your time in the museum, and I hope that you will be able to visit us again soon for a full tour!
Written April 29, 2024
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Pete F
Glasgow, UK26 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
A nice tour but the stadium itself is clearly quite dated. The changing rooms and general decor look very early 1990s but I guess that doesn’t matter if you are playing on the pitch (which looked immaculate). The museum has many interesting artefacts and was well presented. The guide was very knowledgable and gave lots of interesting stories of the teams and performers who have been at Hampden. For some reason there is no souvenir shop which is a missed opportunity and would have been nice to see.
Written January 15, 2024
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Hi Pete, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! I am pleased that you enjoyed your visit, and please rest assured that we are currently liaising with our colleagues in the stadium to set up an alternative to our old shop. I hope that we will see you again in the near future!
Written January 17, 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

mexicotraveller1981
50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We attended hampden for my son’s 11th birthday party. They all had an absolute (excuse the pun!) ball. Andy and Emily were terrific hosts, so helpful, knowledgeable and polite and had just the correct tone with the kids. I have never seen ten boys so enthralled or desperate to answer questions. They especially loved having the speed of their shot recorded and getting to have a kick about. It was a day we will never forget and such a special experience for a birthday party. I would highly, highly recommend.
Written March 18, 2024
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Thank you for booking one of our parties - it was a pleasure to take you around, and I'll be sure to let Emily know you all had a great time too! I hope we will see you all again in the future.
Written March 27, 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

nbrooks
Houston, Texas130 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
The museum is very good and covers the development of Scottish football, from the invention of the passing game to the present day. It was just my wife and myself and we were treated to a tour by excellent guide George who explained the history of the stadium.
Written April 19, 2018
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Hi Nigel, Thank you for the very kind words and review. We are glad that you and your wife enjoyed your visit to the museum as well as the stadium tour. I'll be sure to pass on your comments to George too. We hope to see you both back again soon. Kind regards, Stuart Spencer Social Media Officer
Written June 13, 2018
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Mrs R
65 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Family
I have to start off by admitting I am not a football fan at all, I have no interest in it whatsoever. However my son is on a mission to visit every museum in Glasgow and as my husband is a huge football fan we thought it would be worth a visit. I was expecting to be pretty bored but surprisingly I wasn't.

The museum focuses on the history of Scottish football and there is a lot of memorabilia to see. I did learn stuff about football I never knew. There are a lot of things to take photos with too, I particularly liked the giant table footballers and the peeping Toms looking through the fence of the first international match. The tour of Hampden Park was about an hour long and very interesting. Our guide was very enthusiastic and definitely knew what he was talking about. It was a very interesting insight into the stadium and the history of it. We even got to score a goal at Hampden which I'm told is quite a feat.

Any football fan would definitely enjoy visiting and would certainly find it interesting. I would definitely recommend it.
Written April 20, 2016
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Hi Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review! We are delighted you all enjoyed your visit with us and found it to be interesting. I hope you kept a note of the speed of your shot and checked out our top 100 table on our website! Thank you for recommending us and we hope to see you again some day soon. Many thanks The Scottish Football Museum
Written September 14, 2016
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SandandChas
Wemyss Bay, UK65 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Family
We visited the Scottish Football Museum yesterday and loved it! There were 2 adults and a nine year old in the party and we paid £17. This was a family ticket which covers 2 adults and 2 kids. Although the very nice woman on reception explained that there are often tokens and vouchers available for cheaper entry. She gave all all the info we needed to know and also our audio devices.

The museum itself is much bigger than we had thought with lots of interactive exhibits. The audio descriptions are interesting and the audio devices worked perfectly (unlike in many museums). There are artefacts, videos, photos, a research section and interactive games, including a table football game (sometimes the simple things in life are fun!)

Unfortunately there are no stadium tours possible at the minute because of the work being done for the Commonwealth Games. However the staff are approachable, happy to chat and are very informative. We even discovered that the first Scotland Womens International against England was held in our home town of Greenock.

There is a good cafe where we had nice coffee and a light lunch. To be honest we would have stayed longer if we'd had the time - there was much more to it than we'd thought.

The downside at the minute is all the building work going on around and inside Hampden. There is no car parking and it's a fair old walk to get into the stadium given all the safety barriers. But even with this I'd still recommend the museum.

We all enjoyed our visit and will return for another visit to include the tour.
Written June 4, 2014
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Hi Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. We are delighted you and your family enjoyed your visit with us and we apologise for any inconvenience or disappointment caused by the Stadium Tours not being available due to works for the Commonwealth Games. The works carried out at that time could not be helped and we hope it didn't affect your visit with us. One of my favourites is the table football as well! :-) I will be sure to pass on your comments to the staff and we hope to welcome you back to the Stadium for a Tour some day soon. Many thanks The Scottish Football Museum Many thanks The Scottish Football Museum
Written November 13, 2014
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