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There’s Only One Sandy McBain

21st May 2017 Posted in News

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of former colleague and dear friend, Sandy McBain. Sandy worked at the Museum since our opening in 2001 up till his retirement in 2013. His charm, sense of humour, warm heart, and incredible knowledge of Scottish football, made working alongside him an […]

The Greatest Game Ever Played

18th May 2017 Posted in News

There are very few things stronger than the love affair between the Scots and the beautiful game. Scotland  has brought football to the world since the nineteenth century, the nation’s rich history in the world’s number one sport is a talking point from every corner of the country. One piece from Scotland’s rich past discussed […]

The Tale of Third Lanark AC.

27th April 2017 Posted in News

This year marks remarkable anniversaries in the history of Scottish football. The 1966/67 season is one looked by some as possibly the best ever of the Scottish game; where fans were witnessing a golden generation playing at a very high standard domestically, across Europe and with the Scotland national team. Yet, in the middle of […]

One Packed Afternoon at Hampden

17th April 2017 Posted in News

Hampden Park is arguably the most historical pitch in world football. Since the site of Hampden Park was attained by Queen’s Park in 1903, major football matches and events have taken place in Mount Florida. There had been years of large crowds in the south side of Glasgow but never one any bigger anywhere in Europe […]

The Unofficial World Champions of 1967

14th April 2017 Posted in News

Fifty years ago, football was back on the agenda more than ever in Scotland. Not that it had ever really disappeared for the love affair of a Scotsman with his national game is an eternal phenomenon, but people were becoming more and more animated, and they approached this England game at Wembley with more than […]

Ferenc Puskás- Nobody’s Fool

2nd April 2017 Posted in News

It is a calm Sunday in the Scottish Football Museum with the usual concentrated, fascinated silence from visitors- taking in the wonderful heritage and items that surrounds them- is felt in the air. A man and his little girl are intrigued by a plaque that has caught their eye. She asks her father who is […]

The Wembley Wizards of 1928

31st March 2017 Posted in News

As the footballing world already knows, Scotland v England was the very first international football fixture back in 1872 at the West of Scotland Cricket Ground. Since then it has been a mouth-watering fixture for both sets of supporters. Scotland throughout the twentieth century have had great success in the Auld Enemy’s back yard. The […]

Robert Cumming Hamilton- Scotland’s forgotten Number Nine

23rd February 2017 Posted in News

Days spent looking through the football history archives is a passion of many up and down the country and on occasion, a hidden gem that has fallen off the Scottish football radar can be found.  This such occasion happened a few years ago whilst looking through Scottish player profiles and stumbling upon a forgotten star; […]

Translation of Queen’s Park Panenka article.

29th January 2017 Posted in News

Very recently,  Ignasi Torne, a Spanish journalist, contacted the museum looking for information on Glasgow clubs outside of Celtic and Rangers. After conducting an interview with one of our staff members, Stuart Spencer, Ignasi was amazed by the history of Queen’s Park that he decided to publish his article solely on the Spiders. The following […]

What do Robert Burns and Sevilla FC have in common?

25th January 2017 Posted in News

Majority of people will be aware of this day being Robert Burn’s birthday and will be celebrating the poet’s existence with a typical Burns Night supper. Yet this day is also special for a particular group of football fans. For it was on this very day, in 1890, Sevilla Futbol Club (Sevilla FC) was formed […]

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26 May 2017
No 2pm and 3pm Stadium tour. Museum closing at 2pm
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27 May 2017
Museum closed due to the William Hill Scottish Cup
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28 May 2017
Museum open as normal but there will be no Stadium
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