Rangers fans have expressed their delight following a detailed update from managing director Stewart Robertson on the plans for the Rangers museum at New Edmiston House [RangersTV].
Work has begun on the site as efforts are ramped up ahead of the club’s 150th year and it’s hoped that the museum will become a major tourist attraction.
“It’s fantastic to see the work actually happening – the enabling works have started, the drainage works have started and we’ve now got the planning permission in place and the building warrants in place for New Edmiston House,” said Robertson during a RangersTV interview.
“This is a really important project for the club, massive investment for the club going into its 150th year and a key part of that will be the museum.
“People have talked for many many years about Rangers having a museum and really, for a club of Rangers’ size, the board believe that the club should have a museum that isn’t just going to show objects but is going to tell a story of Rangers’ heritage, which is very rich. It’s a good story to tell.”
Robertson goes on to inform supporters that the club have consulted Glasgow Life and other experts regarding the process of creating a successful museum, while they have visited several Premier League clubs for football-specific inspiration.
It’s asserted that the project will not signal the end for the club’s famous trophy room, with the museum intended to complement rather than replace it.
Extensive work has already gone into gathering documents and archive footage, but supporters are being asked to lend a hand.
Fans will be consulted regarding the design and contents of the museum, while a plea has also been made for those with memorabilia from the 1950s and 60s in particular, to get in touch with the club.
The interview went down well with many Bears, the majority of whom are very excited about the project.
Here’s a selection of reactions from Twitter:
Excellent! Looking forward to see how the museum develops, it should be amazing!
— Ross Whitehead (@onlyoneamoruso) May 6, 2021
This is brilliant can’t wait for this,club really looks to be moving in the correct direction
— Tom Culshaw loyal (@stevencross10) May 6, 2021
Enjoyed that interview. Excellent to hear about it coming together.
— Milger72 (@milger72) May 6, 2021
This sounds great, can’t wait to see it
— TeddyJan 💙 (@TeddyJan) May 6, 2021
Wee painting of this for the museum please pic.twitter.com/hYMsK609H1
— Rangers Chat 5️⃣5️⃣ (@RangersChat1873) May 6, 2021
Love this. Will be great to visit this place. You have to drag me out the Trophy Room every time I’m in there.
— JB (@VicVinegar75) May 6, 2021
Now this is whats called fan engagement and keeping fans updated and in the loop, unlike some other clubs around the country👌💙🔴⚪🔵
— RFC&Proud😷 (@ArgyllWarrior) May 6, 2021
Very exciting indeed Rangers! Congratulations to Joe on graduating with his degree. 👏💙
— Michael (@SeafarerMichael) May 6, 2021