Welcome to Tennent’s Heritage Centre
Heritage and being able to tell our story is very important to us here at Tennent’s Brewery. Even if you aren’t planning on taking part in one of our brewery tours, you can still get a sense of what makes our beer so unique with a visit to the heritage centre.
Our immersive experience traces the history of Tennent’s Lager, from the 1500s to the present day. The Tennent’s Story heritage centre will take you behind the scenes of the famous beer, covering everything from its origins, production, provenance and place in Scottish culture.
Taking you through our rich history
Centred on the story of Hugh Tennent and the first brew of Tennent’s Lager in 1885, which was described by newspapers at the time as a “madman’s dream”, the visitor centre is home to artefacts gathered from the first days of brewing at Wellpark in 1556 through to today.
On your trip through our history, you’ll discover how Tennent’s became part of Scottish culture and marvel at moments from our iconic advertising campaigns, T in the Park festival and more.
Motion capture animations developed by Glasgow School of Art, personal stories from generations of Tennent’s alumni and fascinating artefacts from days gone by will take you on a monumental journey.
So if you’re gearing up for a tour or just passing by and have always wondered what makes Tennent’s so special, a visit to the heritage centre is a must.
Anyone taking the tour will be directed to the heritage centre before it begins. We recommend spending a few minutes having a good look at the exhibits and installations before the tour officially starts. Get in early and you’ll have enough time to look around.
Yes. Many of the artefacts you’ll find in the space are genuine and go back decades, if not, centuries.
You’ll see the centre clearly signposted when walking up to the brewery.
Entry to the Tennent’s heritage centre is free!
Yes. There is a small shop in the centre, selling merchandise and exclusive items not available anywhere else.
You’ll be able to purchase items including:
- Sweatshirts and hoodies
- T-Shirts Mugs
- Prints and artwork
The centre opened in November 2018 as part of our efforts to provide an improved tour experience for guests.