World Golf
The R&A World Golf Museum in St Andrews is open to visitors all year round.

Beginning as a cabinet of curiosities in the 1800s and known as the British Golf Museum for the past 30 years, it then entered a new era in 2021 as The R&A World Golf Museum. 

Situated opposite The Royal and Ancient Clubhouse, visitors can explore the rich history of golf from its very beginnings up until the modern day. It boasts one of the largest collections of golf memorabilia in the world, as well as fascinating galleries documenting the evolution of golf. Through the work of the Museum the Alastair J Johnston Library – representing the world’s largest, most comprehensive collection of golf literature – will be established in St Andrews. Gifted to The R&A by the renowned golf book collector and IMG vice-chairman, Alastair Johnston has amassed nearly 30,000 volumes since he first started collecting golf books during an internship at IMG in 1969.
“Our goal when developing The R&A World Golf Museum was to re-imagine the golf heritage experience; making it appealing to established golf fans whilst attracting and educating those new to the sport.”

Angela Howe

Director – Museum & Heritage at The R&A

Bringing Golf to Life

The past, present and future of golf is brought to life through immersive, eye-catching and interactive displays, as well as six new thematic zones, each designed to engage and entertain. 

The museum holds a 5-star rating by VisitScotland in recognition of the exceptionally high standards of customer service and facilities provided to visitors. It is accessible for all ages and offers a retail shop and first floor brasserie, which overlooks the famed Old Course and West Sands Beach.

The Museum

Entry into the Museum is £17.50 for adults,  £12.50 for seniors aged 60+ and free for carers, students and children aged 16 and under.