150th celebrations

150th Celebrations - Museum Nights

04 January 2024

This event has now sold out, but keep an eye out for tickets going on sale for the next in the Museum Nights series, 'Away up in Gorgie'. The evening will explore recent architectural changes around Tynecastle Park and some classic and controversial historical plans for renovation that never came to fruition.



Hearts Heritage have launched the first in a series of 'Museum Nights' events to celebrate 150 Years of Heart of Midlothian Football Club - NOW SOLD OUT.

Held throughout 2024, in various locations around Tynecastle Park, Museum Nights will explore the history of the Club, along a series of unique themes, with guest speakers and special exhibits.


What’s in a Name?

Our first evening, held on 8th February, focuses on the very beginning - the stories and myths surrounding the naming of the club, with the launch of our new temporary exhibition - ‘What's in a Name?'

An exciting and unique collaboration between Hearts Heritage, the Edinburgh Museums Collection and Abbotsford House (the home of Sir Walter Scott), the exhibition displays objects related to the story of the naming of the club.  Exploring the origins of the name ‘Heart of Midlothian’ and the significance of the cobblestone mosaic on the High Street, the exhibition also sheds light on the first teams and matches of the early years.


Hearts Historian David Speed, and Heritage Tour Guides Jim Paris & Bob Christie bring the myths and legends to life with an evening of storytelling and live Q&A as we explore some remarkable tales from the early years of the Club.


Doors open at 7pm, with a pie and a pint on entry and a cash bar to follow, tickets cost £10 and can be purchased online by clicking here.


Evening Programme 8th February – Hearts Museum

19:00 – 19:30     Doors Open, Pie & Pint on Arrival, Exhibition Launch

19:30 – 20:30      Live Story Telling: ‘The Early Years’

20:30 – 21:30     Live Q&A with Club Historian and Museum Curator

22:00                   Event End