This month we celebrate 5 years of our Club Museum being open to the public.
In September 2016, the Hearts Museum, the first of its kind in Scotland, was funded in part, by kind donations from supporters. A team of dedicated volunteers, lenders, and donors ensured that an impressive and eclectic mix of rare objects and images could be curated and put on display to tell the comprehensive story of the history of our great club.
This is our Story
Since opening its doors, the Museum has welcomed thousands of eager visitors from both home and abroad, and is an essential community hub for local groups including Football Memories, adult literacy learners and local schools.
Our annually ‘changing’ exhibitions in the Museum over the past 5 years have highlighted various themes including ‘Hearts in Europe’, with a collection of memorabilia from European tours, ‘Maroon Memories,’ which celebrated our scrapbooking fans, ‘Always Remembered’, to mark 100 years since the Armistice of the First World War, and most recently, ‘My Tynecastle’ which collates some of the more unusual object's fans have collected over the years.
We are delighted to be able to celebrate our 5th anniversary by re-opening the doors of our Club Museum from Thursday 23rd September 2021, and in order to remain accessible to all who want to visit, we will continue to accept donations on entry from those who are able to give.
There are plenty of new things to see in the Museum, including an updated section to complete the incredible story of those who saved the Club and the hand-over of shares to fan ownership. A copy of the signed handover certificate will be on display in the updated ‘Foundation of Hearts’ area.
Exclusive for Visitors
For the first 501 visitors, we’ll also be handing over a numbered ‘5th anniversary’ certificate and raffle tickets will be on sale in the Museum for the remainder of the month, with a lucky winner receiving a prize bundle of Club related goodies.
Pop in and say hello on Thursday 23rd September from 10am – 4pm, grab a jam tart and get a guided tour of the Museum from one of our volunteers!
As per Government Guidelines, we will be recording the contact details of the lead person in each party and the wearing of face coverings is mandatory.
Museum opening hours are as follows (From September 23rd): Thursday to Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday 10am-2pm