Ryder Cup Heritage Exhibition

Free exhibition - Wednesday 30 April to Friday 30 May

The Ryder Cup Heritage Exhibition, will showcase the history of one of the world’s truly iconic sporting events.

From its humble beginnings as a friendly match between British and American PGA (Professional Golfers’ Association) professionals, through to the impact made by Samuel Ryder, who donated the famous gold trophy, the exhibition highlights a series of fascinating items and memorabilia associated with the history of the match and its players. Together the artefacts tell the story of how the match grew into one of the biggest sporting events in the world.

The picture to the left shows a signed dinner menu by both teams from 1931

  • Ryder Cup Waterford Vase
    Ryder Cup Waterford Vase

    PGA of America gift to the PGA of Great Britain and Ireland Ryder Cup 1999. 

  • Ryder Cup Programme
    Ryder Cup Programme

    Season ticket 1973 signed by Peter Butler, who scored the first hole-in-one in Ryder Cup history on the 16th hole. 

  • Ryder Cup Tankard
    Ryder Cup Tankard

    Limited edition silver plated tankard celebrating the 1981 match at Walton Heath Golf Club. 

  • Commerative Ryder Cup Plate
    Commerative Ryder Club Plate

    Silver Gilt Alms dish to celebrate the Golden Jubilee 1977 of the Ryder Cup and the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.

  • Replica Ryder Cup Trophy
    Replica Ryder Cup Trophy

    Players's Replica Trophy 2006.  Introduced in 1983 by Tony Jacklin each player receives a replica trophy for playing in a particular match.  Replica is 2/3rds the size of the original. 

Currently on loan to the Scottish Parliament to mark Scotland’s hosting of The 2014 Ryder Cup, the official painting for the tournament shows the scenic 2nd hole on the PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles and can be viewed here. 

Where to find us and opening hours

The Scottish Parliament

EH99 1SP

0131 348 5000