Built around a former church in the historic Charing Cross area, this hotel is a smart,…
Using 2500 pieces of footballing memorabilia, the Scottish Football Museum covers such themes as football's origins, women's football, fan culture, other games influenced by football, and even some social history. The exhibits include the World's oldest football trophy, a ticket and cap from the first International Match in 1872, a reconstructed 1903 changing room and press box, and items of specific import, such as Kenny Dalglish's silver cap, Jimmy McGrory's boots, and the ball from Scotland's 5-1 win over England in 1928. Visit the Scottish Football Hall of Fame, and take the guided Hampden Stadium tour.
Facilities – at a glance
- Suitable for children of all ages
- Parking onsite
- Parking nearby
- Fully accessible
- Facilities: Ramps throughout, lifts
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Open all year, Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-5. Closed match days, special events, Xmas & 1-2 Jan. Please telephone in advance for confirmation
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About the area
Scotland’s biggest city is also arguably its youngest. Glasgow may have been founded some 1,500 years ago, but most of what you see today is much more recent. The nightlife is legendary, ranging from a lively clubbing scene to Scottish traditional music in lively bars and pubs. The city claims to be Scotland’s sporting capital, a claim which was reinforced when it was chosen to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Football is as much a local obsession as anywhere in Scotland, with all clubs maintaining a keen rivalry.
Glasgow can claim to be one of Scotland’s most ethnically diverse cities, and it has been since the 19th century. Glasgow’s industrial boom created huge demand for labour at a time when both the Scottish Highlands and Ireland were suffering extreme poverty and even famine, so tens of thousands of people migrated to work in Glasgow’s mills and shipyards. The city also had a sizeable Jewish community, and in the late 19th century, large numbers of Italians migrated to the city. About a century later, Glasgow attracted migrants from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, and as a result you’ll find some of the best Asian food in Scotland here.
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