The R&A World Golf Museum
The R&A World Golf Museum
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
There's a lot to explore at this 5 star visitor experience. Our new immersive galleries bring the Past, Present and Future of Golf to Life Around You. Thousands of fascinating objects, some on display for the first time and dating back over 400 years, bring to life hidden stories of the game and it's personalities. Our fabulous Shop and rooftop Café are open for all to enjoy. Step outside and you are just yards away from the 1st tee of the iconic Old Course. Welcome to St Andrews.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Craig C
10 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
The real Claret Jug, interactive displays, a good short movie, a bazillion relevant golf artifacts. I have to do something very unusual for me and rate it a max 5 stars..... forgot to mention - the museum keepers were very friendly and informative.
Written 6 September 2023
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Tammy F
Mount Gambier, Australia281 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
A good way to fill an afternoon. Some of the activities were missing parts - such as a putter on the putter activity.
The adults in the group said the museum was boring, the kids enjoyed it.
Written 25 August 2023
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jderington
Woodland Park, CO71 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
I personally thought the layout of golf past, present and future was well done. You can also choose to start wherever suits you best which is nice if there are crowds or you want to watch the quick golf movie but it isn’t starting for 10-15 more minutes…the spaces allow you to move around and come back at your leisure. We enjoyed the interactive elements. Getting to see the Claret Jug up close was a highlight along with the history and new elements that I learned in a short amount of time. We were there near to closing time and managed to see everything in about 50 minutes without feeling pressed for time. I would say even if you interact with all the opportunities you might spend 30 minutes longer than we did.
Written 26 March 2023
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Mktpro99
West Palm Beach, FL1,291 contributions
Aug 2022
Not free like most museums that we visiting. The one in St. Augustine, FL is better. Very modern with lots of videos.
Written 17 August 2022
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5moreminutes
Ohio63 contributions
Apr 2022
Excellent displays and information showing the development of the game overall and in St. Andrews. The book selection in the gift shop seemed very limited considering the depth of golf literature opportunities.
Written 22 July 2022
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Robert B
28 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
Everying is jumbled up, there is no attempt to tell the history of the game. The AV display is a total waste of time, just a string of adjectives, there is no information on either St. Andrews or the history of golf, we were waiting for it to start after it had finished. For £12 this was very disappointing.
Written 6 May 2022
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Stuart Donald
Edinburgh, UK1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Couples
Incredible rude staff and bizarre approach. Went for something to eat/drink and a look in the shop. Partner decided she needed the toilet before sitting down so hunted around for them before being stopped by a member of staff who specifically said we could only use the toilet if we had already eaten and told us to use the public toilet outside. Needless to say we took ourselves elsewhere. If you have to go make sure you goto the toilet first!
Written 23 April 2022
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rutisinai
Luang Prabang, Laos7 contributions
Dec 2021
We were in St. Andrews this week and went to see the aquarium. Since it was closed, we wondered around and saw the Gulf Museum across the street. We're not golfers but we decided to have a look around nonetheless. We walked in. The place appeared deserted but a woman stood next to the counter and my husband asked her where the restroom was. "We're not a public bathroom," she answered and pointed with her finger to public bathrooms down on the beach. Needless to say, we didn't stay to see the museum. My husband and I are both respectable looking retirees. We come to Scotland often and love the country and its people. The experience was not only unpleasant, it was unworthy of an institution open to the public.
Written 16 December 2021
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ScotchMissed
Outer Hebrides, UK1,869 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
I'm not a golf player, but I do enjoy watching it on telly. Honestly, there are not enough superlatives to describe how much we enjoyed this experience at the R&A World Golf Museum. It was truly fantastic; detailing the history of the game, with some memorable exhibits on display. The golfers hands by the Bon Jovi drummer (yes, you read that correctly!) are stunning pieces of art in their own right.

Loved the interactive displays and how informative they are. There are some really good games , as well as being able to try out your putting skills. The art work on display is so good, loved the Tom Morris statue! Also appreciated the number of trophies and memorabilia such as signed programmes, golfing gloves and hats, as well as a wonderful range of trophies and medals on display.

The best bit of it was that we had the place to ourselves, on a Saturday too. Added bonus of getting to see the Seve Ballasteros exhibition too.

The staff in the Museum were ever so friendly and really informative too. What an asset to the place they are.

Loved the art work on the outside of the building too.
Written 11 December 2021
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d_jones25
Conwy, UK616 contributions
Oct 2021 • Solo
I have very positive memories of the museum & was looking forward to my return. What a disappointment!
It was underwhelming, so I went to the cafe upstairs instead. This has nice views but very clunky service.
Come on R&A, is this the best you can do?
Written 15 October 2021
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