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.

Do you have a story to share with us about your own prized football possessions? We’re collecting memories as part of our #GameOfOurLives campaign. Click here to contribute to our growing digital collection of stories.

150 years of the FA Cup

11 May 2022

Ahead of the 150th anniversary of the first FA Cup final, we take a look at three iconic objects from our collection.

Object of the Week: Pauline Cope’s cap

7 April 2022

Tobin O'Connor looks at the career of a Lionesses legend, goalkeeper Pauline Cope, and considers her contribution to the 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup.

Sheila Parker’s England cap, 1972

29 March 2022

One of the first ever official caps handed out to an England Women side. This one belonged to the national side's first ever official captain...

In Conversation with Hannah Kumari

2 March 2022

ENG-ER-LAND playwright and actor Hannah Kumari In Conversation with Anwar Uddin, former professional footballer, FA Council Member and Campaign Manager for The Football Supporters Association’s (FSA) Fans For Diversity, a campaign Uddin set up six years ago which works to promote inclusivity in football.

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