The Hampden Experience

Price guide: Mid-range

Hampden Park, Glasgow, G42 9BA

Price guide: Mid-range

Hampden Park
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#5 of 20
expert-rated things to do in Glasgow
Expert overall rating:4.6 out of 5
Value for money:
4.3
4.3
Recommended for:
Families with teenagers, Mature travellers, Sporty types, Stag / hen parties, History, Sightseeing

Expert review of The Hampden Experience

Home of Scottish football, the Hampden stadium tour is heaven for any serious fan.

It may not be the Nou Camp in Barcelona or the San Siro in Milan but Glasgow’s Hampden Park has a historic legacy to rival any great footballing city. As the official birthplace of international football (in 1872) and once home to the world's largest football stadium (in 1937 Hampden had a record breaking capacity of 183,724) this stadium and museum tour is a fitting tribute to the country’s past, present and future football legends.

With more than 2,500 exhibits, visitors can rub shoulders with the country’s footballing legends, including Kenny Dalglish, Dennis Law and Willie Miller, and fans can experience the world famous Hampden roar by walking down the tunnel onto the pitch. It’s enough to bring tears to the eyes of any true Scotland fan, which very definitely includes me. I’ll go and get a hanky.

Price advice: 

Museum Admission: adults £6, under 16s / concessionary rate £3.  
Stadium Tour: adults £6, under 16s / concessionary rate £3.

Stadium & Museum Tour: adults £9, under 16s / concessionary rate £4.50

Family Ticket (2 Adults/2 Children).Stadium & Museum Tour £24.50, Museum visit only £15.50.

Expert tips: 
On the stadium tour, make sure you climb the stairs to the Cup Presentation Area to pretend you’ve just won the World Cup.
There is ample free parking in the stadium’s grounds.

More information on The Hampden Experience:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Landmark / monument, Museum, Sports venue
Address:
Hampden Park, Glasgow, G42 9BA
Telephone:
0141 616 6139
Website:
http://www.scottishfootballmuseum.org.uk
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. Sun 11am-5pm (subject to events - see opening restrictions on the website). Stadium Tour Times: Nov-Mar 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm, 3pm. Apr-Oct 3.30pm(subject to events). Other tour times can be arranged, for groups of 10 or more, subject to booking.
Indoor/outdoor?:
Both

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