Hearts FC

Destination Tynecastle

After a multi-million-pound development, Tynecastle Park has now become one of Edinburgh's must-visit destinations.

A city institution, Tynecastle now offers a great visitor experience for those looking to make a trip to the capital even more special.

Our museum tells the story of the history of the club via words, artefacts and video. Visitors are encouraged to talk to our historians; entry is free, with an opportunity to donate to the upkeep of this unique attraction at the stadium.

The club's Memorial Garden is unique in British football. Located on the site of the famous Tynecastle Shed it is entered through a magnificent steel gate. The centrepiece of this intimate space is a captivating bronze and steel sculpture of the club’s iconic crest. Raised from its middle is a bronze football that we hope will become a touchstone for generations of Hearts fans. A custom-built room for quiet reflection forms one of the key features. It includes an ornate stained-glass window, originally made for and presented to Hearts legend John Robertson. Over-looking the Garden is the stunning 1914 Memorial Trust bronze statue depicting a soldier from the 16th Royal Scots Battalion.

The stadium tour offers visitors to get behind the scenes at Edinburgh’s biggest club and the newly developed Heritage Trail lets visitors discover hidden gems of Hearts heritage woven into the beautiful backdrop of the City of Edinburgh.

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Heritage Trail

FOLLOW IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF HEROES

Follow in the footsteps of heroes as we reveal where the Heart of Midlothian Football Club, one of Edinburgh’s oldest institutions, was formed. Discover hidden gems of Hearts heritage as our experienced tour guides show us where the first players kitted up and practiced and where Directors met to discuss Club business.  Stand with us at the location of the first ever Scottish Cup tie; learn how match results were shared in the olden days, and how work mates became team mates as they discovered a love of the game.

Relax on our luxury coach while our professional tour guides share the extensively researched story of the history of Hearts. Let us escort you through an unforgettable experience filled with fun and facts and football.

 

The Tour                             

A pick up point is provided for locals at Tynecastle Park, and the guided tour begins at the Heart of Midlothian on the Royal Mile where trail goers can choose to join us directly.

  • 10:30am - Tynecastle Park for a 10:45am departure
  • 11:00am - Heart of Midlothian, St Giles’ Cathedral, High Street - trail begins.

The route takes us from the Heart of Midlothian at St Giles Cathedral to the Quadrille Assembly where the Club was formed.  We weave a trail through the streets of Edinburgh, occasionally disembarking to walk in the footsteps of those who went before us and to remember what life was like for the early Hearts players.  Our coach tour lasts approximately 2.5 hours and will bring us back via the Haymarket war memorial, through the streets of Gorgie to pay our respects at the final resting place of some of the key figures in the Club’s history. 

Extensively researched by our Club Historians and Curators, the tour ends at Tynecastle Park where you’ll be welcomed into the Museum for some refreshments.

 

Available Dates:

  • Sunday 8th April
  • Sunday 22nd April

Future dates will be announced in due course, please check back here.

 

Winter Pricing

  • Adult ticket: £15
  • Concessions (under 18 / over 65): £10
  • Family (2 adults, 2 under 18): £40

 

How to Book

The tours are currently available online only.

If you have a preferred date in mind, please book direct from our Etickets page:  https://www.eticketing.co.uk/heartofmidlothian/Events/Index 

Alternatively, fans can purchase a gift voucher for standard tour,  which can be redeemed against any date listed within the next 12 months. To buy a voucher, please click here:  Fans will receive information on how to redeem alongside their voucher. A click and collect option is also provided with Gift Vouchers.

Tynecastle Park Tours

Go behind the scenes of Edinburgh’s most successful football club.

Go behind the scenes of Edinburgh’s most successful football club.

Get exclusive access to see behind the scenes at Tynecastle Park. We will reveal the inner workings of the Club; see where the players get changed on match day and experience the emotive run out of the tunnel. Go pitch side, visit the Directors' box and listen as your guide shares over 140 years of history

Pricing is as follows:

Adult ticket: £10
Concessions (under 18 / over 65): £6
Family ticket (2 adults, 2 under 18): £25

Brand new Tynecastle Park Stadium Tour dates for 2018 will be added soon, please check back in the New Year’ 

Museum

A warm welcome awaits you at the Heart of Midlothian Museum. 

Extensively researched and curated by Caroline Mathers and a team of Historians, the museum tells the story of the history of the club via words, artefacts and video.

Visitors are encouraged to come and spend some time in the museum and talk to our historians; entry is free, with an opportunity to donate to the upkeep of this unqiue attraction at the stadium.

Situated in the Gorgie Stand, is open to visitors Thursday to Sunday every week. Opening hours (may be subject to change - all changes will be announced via social media). 

NB: The Musem will be CLOSED on match days.

Thursday 10am - 4pm
Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday

Non match days: 10am - 4pm.

Sunday 12pm - 4pm

How to find us:

The museum entrance is via the gates at Tynecastle Terrace; limited parking is available locally off Gorgie Road. Visitors with accessibilty or special needs can contact the museum in advance for advice.

MUSEUM QUERIES:

All museum related queries including exhibits and donations should go museumenquiries@homplc.co.uk

 

PRIVATE DINING

Enjoy the finest hospitality in truly unique surroundings; the museum can be booked for private events, where we can cater for groups of between 6-20 diners. 

Check out a potential set up here

To find out more about dining in the museum please contact our events team on 0131 200 7240 or email Carla@homplc.co.uk

 

 

Memorial Garden

Remember those who have gone before us.

The Forever in Our Hearts Memorial Garden at Tynecastle Park, offers a peaceful, contemplative space in which to remember those who have passed on.  Loved ones are honoured with personalised, engraved, stainless steel hearts that adorn the walls of the garden. Enter through the beautifully crafted steel gates and relax in this place of solitude. 

The centrepiece of this tranquil space is a striking bronze and steel sculpture of the club’s iconic crest. Raised from its middle is a bronze football - a touchstone for generations of Hearts fans. A small room for quiet reflection is available year round, which displays an ornate stained glass window, originally made for and presented to Hearts legend John Robertson. Over-looking the Garden is the cast bronze 1914 Memorial Trust statue, depicting a soldier from the 16th Royal Scots Battalion.

The garden is free to enter for all visitors. Access to the garden during office hours, Monday to Friday is via Wheatfield Street public entrance which is clearly sign posted. On weekends, visitors should report to the Heart of Midlothian Museum..

Forever in our Hearts plaques can be purchased by visiting: www.heartsmemorialgarden.co.uk

 

FAQ's

1. Do I need to book in advance?

a. Yes - all tickets must be booked in advance as our tours book up quickly, tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis. Places are limited on all tours.

 

2. Are Concession Tickets available?

a. Concession tickets are available to all people under the age of 18, or over the age of 65. Proof of age (with photographic evidence) must be taken along to the tour or trail.

 

3. Are Family Tickets available?

a. Family tickets are available to admit 2 Adults and 2 Under 18’s on a Heritage Trail or Stadium tour. All Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult.

 

4. Are bespoke Tours and Trails available for group bookings?

a. Yes, please contact us at Supporterservices@homplc.co.uk or call 0131 200 7281 to discuss arranging a group tour. Pre-booking is necessary to receive a group discount and also to ensure availability on the date of your choice.

 

5. Are Stadium Tours and Heritage Trail Coach Tours accessible for Wheelchair users or people with specific accessibility requirements?

a. Tynecastle Park stadium tours are accessible for wheelchair users. Customers with specific accessibility needs should contact us prior to attending the tour, so that we can ensure all needs are understood and we will do our best to accommodate.

b. Please note that the coaches used for the Heritage Trail do not have a wheelchair accessible ramp, and at 5 stops on the Trail, we disembark from the coach and walk through parts of Edinburgh and the Meadows. Please contact us if you have specific requirements, so that we can discuss options with you.

c. Guide dogs are welcome on board all of our Heritage Trail buses and on the Stadium Tour

 

6. What should I wear? As the old Scottish proverb says ‘“Cast not a clout till May be oot.”– “Don’t discard your winter clothing until May”.

a. The Stadium Tours and Heritage Trail usually take place regardless of the weather. If it's raining, please just dress accordingly. Your guide will be waiting, come rain or shine. Please be aware that some of the pathways we walk along can be muddy in wet weather so appropriate footwear is recommended.

b. In particularly wet weather, tours will be adjusted to ensure conditions aren’t unreasonable at each stop. Please remember though that we will be exposed to the elements as and when required.

c. The best advice is to check the weather forecast before you set out and ensure that you are prepared for whatever the elements have in store for us!

 

7. How do I get to and from Tynecastle Park?

a. There are frequent buses from Haymarket/Dalry to Tynecastle. Lothian bus numbers are 1, 2, 3, 21, 25, 33 and First bus numbers 25, 27, 28 & 427.

b. Some parking is available on the streets nearby; some areas are restricted so please refer to street signage.

 

8. How long do Tours last?

a. The Tynecastle Park Stadium Tour usually lasts between 1 hour and 1.5 hours, depending on the group.

b. Hearts Heritage Trail coach tours begin at the Heart of Midlothian on the High Street and from there, the average coach tour lasts around 3 hours from Tynecastle Park. Once you arrive back at the stadium, optional refreshments in the Museum can be taken. Please note that traffic disruption and road works can occasionally delay our tour coach, so please plan in enough time that you can work with delays if needed.

 

9. What Terms and Conditions apply to Tours?

a. You can find our full Terms and Conditions here.

 

10. When do new dates get added/tickets become available for Heritage Trails and Stadium Tours?

a. We usually update the tour and trail dates in batches every quarter, so tickets will be released 6-8 weeks in advance of the next batch. Please keep an eye out on our website for new dates.

b. Occasionally special event tours and trails will be advertised in addition to the general tours.

 

11. I have a carer - do they have to pay full fare?

a. Disabled users pay the relevant adult/child fares, while a carer carrying valid identification can enjoy concession prices. Please book the concession ticket and let us know prior to attending the tour that you are a carer.

 

12. Do very young children travel free?

a. Under 5 year olds are welcome on the Tynecastle Park Stadium tours free of charge. If you are bringing a young child on our Heritage Trail coach tour, please contact us in advance to discuss travel seat requirements.

 

13. How do I contact you to ask a question not covered here?

a. Please ring 0131 200 7281 or email us on Supporterservices@homplc.co.uk