5 facts about The Scottish Football Museum

Learn about the museum's unique heritage and important sense of identity for Scotland

The 1902 Ibrox DisasterThe Scottish Football Museum

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The Scottish Football Museum is Scotland’s national museum of association football, located in Hampden Park in Glasgow. 

Sketches of the first international football match, 1872The Scottish Football Museum

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The Museum is home to 14 galleries and a national collection of over 45000 items – all telling the story of Scottish football and how it has become a key part of the nation’s identity and cultural heritage.

The Scottish Football Association Challenge Cup (1874)The Scottish Football Museum

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The collection includes the Scottish Cup, the oldest existing Association football trophy in the world. The cup and lid were created by Martin Hall & Company in London in 1873 before being sent to George Edwards & Sons in Glasgow for engraving and attachment of the footballer. 

David Marshall's gloves and jerseyThe Scottish Football Museum

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One of our most recent acquisitions is the jersey and gloves worn by David Marshall during Scotland’s penalty shoot-out victory over Serbia to qualify for Euro 2020.

Scottish football legends portraitsThe Scottish Football Museum

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The Scottish Football Hall of Fame is a permanent feature in the Scottish Football Museum to honour the people who have made a significant contribution to Scotland’s football reputation through their skill, spirit and determination. It is a ‘must-see’ for any football fan.

The InvacarThe Scottish Football Museum

6. One final fact just for you...

You can now visit the Scottish Football Museum at Hamden Park in Glasgow. Open seven days a week. It is in the top three per cent of visitor attractions in Scotland and became the first museum in Glasgow to receive the prestigious Five-star accolade from Visit Scotland!

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