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(s) of the Week: When Brentford were last in the top flight

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.