THE BRITISH GOLF MUSEUM
And Café at the Museum
Bruce Embankment, St Andrews, Fife
t: 01334 460046
f: 01334 460064
Just 67 yards from the famous Old Course in St Andrews a visit to the British Golf Museum brings over 500 years of golfing history to life. Café at the Museum is open to the public, groups welcome. Experience the best views of the golf courses and the beach in town and the best scones too!
The Museum evolved from what was originally a ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ started by The Royal and Ancient Golf Club in 1864. Today, the collections in the Museum cover the history and development of one of Scotland’s earliest leisure activities from the 15th century to the present day. It boasts the largest single collection of golf memorabilia in Europe.
Through imaginative displays, which are arranged chronologically and thematically, the visitor is taken on a journey that starts with the abolition of the game of golf by King James II in 1457 and ends with an exhibition on pioneering ‘firsts’ in ladies’ golf.
What you can do and learn in the British Golf Museum:
• Find out how many feathers it took to stuff a ball
• Get a grip on how the top players hold their clubs
• Discover how the ladies’ game developed
• Learn about golf’s royal connections
• Admire the game’s colourful characters in our display on golfing fashion
• Watch the earliest known golfing film from 1898
• Attempt to putt for the much coveted Claret Jug using a hickory club and feather ball
• Design your own golfing magazine cover
• Explore how golf spread from Great Britain to the rest of the world
• Discover who has the record for most Open Championship victories
An activity area for children is provided in the galleries and is open daily. Check our website for details of planned activities, which take place throughout the year. There is also a children’s trail throughout the museum, following our mascot Rolph the Rabbit.
We are open 7 days a week
1st April – 31st October: 9.30am to 5pm Monday – Saturday; 10am to 5pm Sunday
1st November – 31st March: 10am to 4pm 7 days
The Museum only closes on 24th, 25th, 26th and 31st December and 1st January
Adult £6.50 Child (15 and under) £3.00
Seniors (60 and over) £5.00 Child (5 and under) Free
Students £5.00 Family £15.50
• Excellent rates for groups of 10 or more available on request
• Ticket valid for two days from date of issue
• Complimentary guidebook included in the price
The British Golf Museum is a 5 minute walk from the town centre and it sits opposite The Royal and Ancient Clubhouse. There is a large car park beside the Museum and a coach drop off point at the front of the building.
• Wheelchair access
• Disabled parking
• Baby changing facilities
• Large print and Braille guide available
• Free foreign language translations in six languages