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Collections Stories

Looking to learn more of the stories behind the objects?

Delve into the fascinating history of our extensive collection. Below you will find blogs, articles, Q&As and features on our favourite objects, unlocking the stories within each item and exploring what makes football the game of our lives. This is also where we will be revealing our Object of the Week, showcasing some of the fascinating items from our ever-growing collection. Check here every Thursday for the latest insight and opinion from our museum curators and experts.

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Object of the Week: Alex Scott England shirt

14 October 2020

One of Britain’s most influential players, Alex Scott was capped by her country 140 times, scored in a UEFA Cup Final, and won 21 major trophies as an Arsenal player.

Object of the Week: Trent Alexander-Arnold’s boots

8 October 2020

They were worn by one of the game's rising stars in an important game. They also show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Collections Manager Wiebke Cullen looks at Trent Alexander-Arnold's boots...

Object of the Week: Original Wembley turnstile

24 September 2020

The clickety click of a turnstile is one of the most familiar sounds in football. At the museum visitors can see an original turnstile from the home of football - Wembley Stadium.

Object of the Week: A programme during a pandemic

17 September 2020

It's been surreal - stadiums without any fans. When football resumed during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic games were played behind closed doors. The museum acquired a match programme from one of the first games. Head of Collections Wiebke Cullen takes a closer look at this unique matchday magazine.

The women footballers who supported striking miners

15 September 2020

Exactly a century ago struggling striking miners received support from an unlikely source - women footballers. Catriona Kelly looks at these remarkable players who played for, and supported their communities.