British Golf Museum to close for major renovations

Date Posted: 22/04/2014

The British Golf Museum will open a new rooftop cafe as part of the expansion and redesign of its premises in St Andrews, Scotland.

The museum will close to the public on 2nd May, with the building work due to commence in June. School trip organisers will be able to rearrange visits to the museum for when it reopens in June 2015, in time for the 2015 Open Championship.

The new cafe will have seating for 80 and an outdoor terrace with west-facing views toward the Old Course and across the West Sands beach. The museum entrance, reception and shop areas will also be revamped as part of the new changes to the building.

About the British Golf Museum

The museum is described as the world’s premier heritage centre for golf and is situated in the heart of St Andrews on the Bruce Embankment.

Awarded five-star status by VisitScotland, the museum’s exhibitions and multimedia promise to bring over 500 years of golfing history to life.

“The cafe extension and redesign of the museum entrance, reception and shop can be seen as a new chapter in the museum’s history; it is the most significant development to take place since the museum opened in 1990,” said Angela Howe, director of the British Golf Museum.

“We hope the new-look museum will encourage more visitors. The roof-top cafe will offer stunning views of the unique surrounding area.”

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