Hampden Park & the Scottish Football Museum
Hampden Park is located in the south of Glasgow and is almost 3 miles from Glasgow’s city centre.
The stadium lies a 10-minute walk away from Mount Florida and King’s Park rail stations. Take
the train from Glasgow Central for the 10-minute journey (5 minutes more to King’s Park).
Alternatively you can take bus 75 from Ingram Street (opposite the Gallery of Modern Art and the Duke of Wellington statue), in Glasgow’s
city centre. The journey takes 15 to 20 minutes.
Hampden Park was built in the early 1900s to provide then top-club Queens Park with a larger home. It officially opened on the 31st of
October 1903 with a match between Queens Park and Celtic (1-0).
The stadium was bowl-shaped, with one covered main stand and vast terraces on all other sides. It then counted as the largest in the world
and broke several attendance records, including in 1937, when it recorded its highest attendance when 149,415 fans came to see an
international between Scotland and England. A week later, the Scottish Cup final between Celtic and Aberdeen drew an almost similar crowd.
In 1960, Hampden Park hosted the European Cup final between Real Madrid and Eintracht Frankfurt (7-3), which 130,000 people attended.
Redevelopment works started in 1991 and were finally completed in 1999. The Scottish Cup Final of that year was the first match played at
the new all-seater stadium.
Hampden Park now serves as the Scottish national football stadium, hosting all of Scotland’s home games, and is the annual venue of the
Scottish Cup final.
It is also used for large concerts.
Hampden Park offers the Hampden Experience, which is a combination of the Scottish Football Museum, a stadium tour, and the
Hall of Fame.
Stadium tours run seven days a week at 11:00 am, 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm, and 3:00 pm. The Football Museum is opened from 10:00 am (11:00 am on
Sundays) until 5:00 pm. Opening times can change subject to events.
Entry to the museum costs £8.00, as does the tour. A combined ticket costs £13.00. For more information call +44 (0)141 616 6139 or email
the Scottish Football Museum.
Whisky me away!
The Glasgow Whisky Festival is held here around the second weekend of November each year. The event generally has approx. 70 exhibitors,
showcasing whiskies from around the world, with a focus on Scotland’s whisky distillers, especially those closest to Glasgow (perhaps
allowing for a tour of your favourite distillery later in your vacation, should time permit…) Tickets are released for sale 6 months
earlier (late April) and sell out quickly. Contact Tickets Scotland ( +08444 155 221 between UK 9 am – 6 pm), to not miss out.