Tel: 0141 616 6139
Admission: Different for stadium tour and museum entry. Listed below.
Opening hours: (Subject to events; please check before making your way to stadium). Stadium tours take place daily at 11am, 12.30pm & 2pm November-March. There is alo an extra tour at 3.30pm April-October. Museum opening hours are as follows:
Mon-Sat: 10am – 5pm
Sun: 11am – 5pm
The city of Glasgow very proudly contains a football stadium with 7 tiered levels and 52,000 seats. This stadium is Hampden. Primarily used as the home ground of Queens Park FC, the stadium is probably better known as the home of the Scottish national football team.
Price: £9 adults, £4.50 children. (Includes access to the Scottish Football Museum)
Visitors to the stadium are welcome. You can get a fully guided stadium tour of the stadium, seeing the stadium as players do match day. The tour includes the changing rooms, warm-up area, the underground roadway, and as you walk down the tunnel towards the pitch, hear the famous Hampden roar! The tour also allows you to climb the stairs to the Cup Presentation Area.
The Scottish Football Museum
Price: £6 adults, £3 children. (Museum access only).
The Scottish Football Museum contains more than 2,500 exhibits in 14 galleries, and is home to the worlds most impressive collection of football memorabilia. These galleries guide you through the history of football in Scotland (one of the oldest footballing nations in the world), and will show you the sights, sounds and stories of the worlds most popular game. Some exhibits change throughout the year. A current exhibit, and one which is particularly good is ‘The Auld Enemy’, which charts the history of the oldest rivalry in football: Scotland versus England. There is also a ‘Matchday’ exhibition which aimed to capture the unique atmosphere of football teams in the Scottish Premier and Football Leagues. I haven’t yet visited this one though, so I can’t comment on it.
If you are fortunate enough to be in Glasgow when there is a Scotland match on, I would recommend trying to get a ticket to see it. Myself and a group of friends go every home game that the Scotland national team play, and the atmosphere in that stadium is just phenomenal (if you’re supporting Scotland that is). I get shivers just thinking about it. However if you can’t get a ticket to see a match don’t worry. Just go for a walk around the city and you’ll see Scotland flags galore, kilts and tartan skirts everywhere, and probably a bunch of ‘See You Jimmy’ hats all over the place. You could also get a ticket to see Queens Park play – tickets are only about £7 for those matches.
For any football lover, Hampden is a great day out.
P.S. Come on Scotland!!!
The stadium is located approximately 4km South of the city centre. Directions are listed below.
Exit the M8 at Junction 15 and passing Infirmary on left proceed into High Street and cross the Albert Bridge into Crown Street. Join Cathcart Road and proceed south until it becomes Carmunnock Road. Turn left into Mount Annan Drive and left again into Kinghorn Drive for the Stadium.
Line 31 (from the St Enoch Centre to Letherby Drive/Cathcart Road), line 37 (from Glasgow Cross to Letherby Drive/Cathcart Road) & line 75 (from Argyle Street to Aikenhead Road).
The stations Mount Florida or Kings Park are served by trains from Glasgow Central (5-10 minutes walk to the stadium).
The Glasgow sightseeing tour also stops at Hampden.
For more information, click here to see the official Hampden Park website. For more information on the Scottish Football Museum, click here.