Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Double Cause for Celebration at the British Golf Museum

The British Golf Museum, a new GTS member, is opening its doors for free this Saturday, 27th February, to kick start a year of celebrations.

2010 marks the 20th anniversary of the British Golf Museum and the 150th anniversary of The Open Championship. To mark its anniversary, the museum is offering free admission on 20 special free entry days throughout the year. Highlights of 2010 will include the unveiling of three new exhibitions. In celebration of the 150th anniversary of The Open it is also showcasing a unique Open Championship collection in the Open Championship Trail, booklet, which will be available for Easter.

Originally a ‘cabinet of curiosities’ started by The Royal and Ancient Golf Club in 1864, the collection formed the basis of the Museum, which now displays the largest collection of golfing artefacts and memorabilia in Europe. Since opening in 1990, the museum has won several major awards and is currently one of only nine museums in Scotland to have been awarded 5 star status by VisitScotland. For 20 years it has been bringing to life the history and traditions of the game of golf. To meet the expectations of visitors, it continues to showcase exceptional collections through visually outstanding displays and interactive interpretation.

The British Golf Museum is a 5 star museum, situated at the heart of the home of golf in St Andrews. Imaginative exhibitions and stunning multimedia bring to life over 500 years of golfing history. The British Golf Museum is the world’s premier heritage centre for golf.

For further information please contact:

Judy Chance

01334 460051 (Direct line)

01334 460046 (Museum reception)

Email: judychance@randa.org

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