The British Golf Museum is a great place for young people to learn about the history of golf. Discover fascinating histories, incredible facts and take part in fun hands-on interactives. Our learning activities bring thousands of objects to life.

Learning at the British Golf Museum

Engaging displays and memorable objects can create a highly enjoyable and lasting experience for a young person.  Thinking back on your time at school, what are your happiest memories of learning? 

For most children being out of the classroom immediately creates excitement; an event which is out of the ordinary can promote a positive learning atmosphere.  Visiting a museum helps children develop observational skills as well as investigation, exploration, expression, discussion and creativity.  Our hands on schools activities support the four capacities of the Curriculum for Excellence, the aim being that children will be successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors.

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Working with real objects sparks the imagination of children and teachers alike.

'Hands On', by Museums Galleries Scotland.

Did you know?

When leading amateur Horace Hutchinson was asked for his view on the proposed Ladies Golf Union, he remarked: “[Ladies] …will never go through one championship with credit…constitutionally and physically women are unfitted for golf”. He was soon regretting his words. In 1891 there were 44 ladies clubs and by 1909 there were over 470.