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MUSEUM & EXHIBITS

The MUSEUM, open year round, offers visitors the story of golf from its beginnings in Scotland and an understanding of the roles played by many of the Hall's members in its development. Throughout 35,000 square feet of space, they can view member exhibits that include more than 6,000 items, including the new class of inductees' exhibits showcased in Shell Hall. Shell Hall, named for the institution's Founding Partner, Shell Oil Company, features the Wall of Fame, honoring each of its members with their likeness in bronze relief. Other exhibits, like the Member Locker Room - featuring over 2,000 of the members' personal artifacts and memorabilia - give guests the opportunity to truly get to know the Hall of Fame members.

The Hall of Fame's SPECIAL EXHIBITION PROGRAM has included traveling exhibits to other museums and on-site, has highlighted a number of its members such as Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus, providing guests with an inside look in to the members' lives and careers - on and off the course.  Currently, "Bob Hope: Shanks for the Memory", a major exhibit on the iconic entertainer and one of his greatest passions - golf, is on display through 2010. Plans are underway for this exhibit to travel to other institutions beginning in 2011.

Educational exhibits and interactive experiences are available for guests and golf fans of all ages, including a museum-wide audio tour, VOICES FROM THE HALL, which offers exclusive content from more than 35 Hall of Fame members, highlighting their personal stories and anecdotes, enhancing each guest's encounter with the game's historical moments. 

The Hall's mission is important to both the world-wide golf and local communities. Through its stewardship, it ensures the legacies and stories of its members for future generations and provides a destination for families and golf fans to learn about the game and the world around them.

Visitors also can enjoy an educational or special engagement large-format film in the Hall's state-of-the-art, 300-seat IMAX® Theater as part of their experience. The theater houses an 80-foot-wide by six-story-high screen and shows a variety of entertaining and educational movies throughout the year for viewers of all ages.  It serves as an important resource for families and visitors, as well as an inspirational field trip destination for more than 50,000 school children throughout each year.

Additional information about the World Golf Hall of Fame, including hours and tickets, can be found HERE.  More about the World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theater may be found HERE.