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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23 September 2021
A look back at the life and career of Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and England's prolific forward, Jimmy Greaves.
2 September 2021
As the Women's Super League kicks off this weekend (3-5 September 2021), Uma Ghelani takes a look at an object which heralded a new era for women's football.
1 September 2021
As England prepare to face Hungary in two World Cup qualifiers Tilly Johnson looks at a classic encounter between the two countries from 68 years ago.
26 August 2021
A scarf produced in honour of Leeds United legend Norman "Bites Yer Legs" Hunter, specifically for his 1975 testimonial at Elland Road.
18 August 2021
We look at the full kit worn by the 'Wizard of the Dribble', Sir Stanley Matthews, during Blackpool's remarkable 1953 FA Cup triumph.
11 August 2021
The first fixture of the new Premier League season takes place on Friday evening when new boys Brentford entertain Arsenal. It sees the Bees return to the top flight for the first time in 74 years. Uma Ghelani turns the clock back to a golden pre-war era for the West London club.
2 July 2021
Our latest object is from an early Anglo-German clash - a meeting between Aston Villa and Berlin at the turn of the nineteenth century.
30 June 2021
He's been stadium announcer at Liverpool FC for more than half a century and is known as the 'Voice of Anfield'. We speak to George Sephton about matches and microphones.
23 June 2021
Lex Heaton takes a rose-coloured look at the pink objects in the National Football Museum's collection.
13 June 2021
This week’s object is a picture of Nettie Honeyball - a marvellous and mysterious early figure of women's football.