Please note: Please note; our cafe is currently closed, with a brand new Cafe Football coming soon. Visitors can still get hot and cold drinks, sandwiches and snacks from our pop-up cafe in the Hall of Fame.

We Think It’s All Over: 1966 World Cup Exhibition Calendar

22 April 2017 - 22 April 2017



Our 1966 World Cup Exhibition ends this weekend with a triumphant celebration of England’s greatest tournament.

This Saturday, experience the excitement and fervour that was keenly felt across the country during our first and only home World Cup. The bunting will be out, the sounds of the sixties will fill the Hall of Fame, and visitors will be whisked back fifty years to one of England’s most glorious sporting events.

Our final Memories of ’66 Tours will be running throughout the day (11.15am, 2.15pm & 3.30pm), affording you the chance to explore the World Cup’s fascinating narratives and sub-plots with our knowledgeable and entertaining guides.

Older visitors can share their own memories of the tournament and their own personal experience at our memory sharing session (12.30pm – 2pm) in the Hall of Fame, swapping stories with like-minded fans and handling some of the objects and artefacts from that era.

Under-5s can learn all about our mascot, Pickles the Dog, and the role he played in sniffing out the stolen Jules Rimet trophy in our storytelling sessions, held across the Saturday on Level 2 (11am, 2pm & 3.45pm). Pickles himself will be making appearances throughout the day, so keep your eyes peeled for the museum’s favourite pooch!

Visitors of all ages can express their support creatively in our rosette-making workshops (Hall of Fame, 10.45am – 12.30pm & 2pm – 4pm), while you can test your musical knowledge on the swinging sixties in our pop quizzes, running throughout the day on level 3.

The exhibition itself weaves together the testimonies of players and spectators alike, incorporating iconic objects such as the Jules Rimet trophy and the ball used in the dramatic Wembley final. The result is a colourful and comprehensive take on the ‘66 World Cup from those who were there, bringing the tournament back to life.

Don’t miss your opportunity to be part of the nation’s most compelling football story.