Ah, Europe. The birthplace of the Olympics, soccer, and a multitude of other sports disciplines. Here, too, we can find museums dedicated entirely to sports. Some of the finest museums in all of Europe can be found in this piece, so without further ado – here we go!
British Golf Museum in St. Andrews, Scotland
Found just across from the clubhouse of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club, this establishment has the history of golf displayed proudly. An interesting point – St. Andrews is said to be the birthplace of golf. Opened in 1990, it gives us the opportunity to experience firsthand golf from the Middle Ages to the present. It doesn’t matter whether you are an amateur or a professional, male or female – this building will showcase your achievements, provided they are worthy. It now covers the area of 6,200 square feet an can be visited any day of the week.
The German Football Museum
This is a very young museum, as it wasn’t present until 2015. The idea for building an edifice to soccer in Germany came from Germany’s victory in the 2006 FIFA World Cup. The national association, DFS, wanted to use the money to create this wonder, and it took them a few years to do it. The museum is located in Dortmund, near the main train station and there were three winners of the architectural competition who, at the time, didn’t present the organizers with the desired design. One of them, the HPP Architects, had the honor of designing the museum, though the skills of the runner-ups were recognized as superb.
The museum is a transparent building that showcases the greatest artifact in the history of German soccer. You can find more about Germany and their passion for soccer through the wars, controversies, and the like.
Manchester United Museum
If you are a big fan of soccer, then you are aware of the sheer magnitude and power of Manchester United. The Old Trafford is one of the best-known soccer stadiums in the world and it is also the location of this museum. Naturally, the museum features photos and memorabilia of the greatest heroes of Man United, but visitors also have the opportunity of organizing parties, whether it is a birthday party or a bachelor’s/bachelorette’s night.
In Bologna, Italy, car enthusiasts are in for a treat. The museum boasts the finest models of the speed demons designed by Enzo Ferrari and his followers. You can see the cars that won some of the most prestigious races in the world, as well as a number of temporary and permanent exhibitions showcasing the finest hour of the company in general. It is truly a worthy expedition into the world of whips the company has made over the ages.
One of the finest sports on the planet is tennis. Legends like Roger Federer, Raphael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray have all had the opportunity to prove their worth at the Wimbledon. However, the location also has a museum, where you can learn more about the great athletes throughout the ages while walking the same path many of the tennis players walked before you. One of the benefits of visiting the museum is the fact that there is a free audio guide available to the visitors, translated into 10 languages.