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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6 August 2020
It was a powerful and symbolic moment as Premiership footballers took the knee to support the Black Lives Matter movement.
29 July 2020
They were the first - and only - football club in the world to introduce equal pay for both their men's and women's teams. They are 100% fan-owned club and believe in deeds not words. This is Lewes FC.
28 July 2020
This is the orange ball used in the match when England became champions of the world.
24 July 2020
The National Football Museum has an opportunity for an artist to play a key role in a major exhibition in 2021.
22 July 2020
When Blackpool fans took on their owners it was the longest fan boycott in the history of English football.
16 July 2020
She was the photographer who stumbled onto football on the streets...
8 July 2020
We're working to put women’s football right at the heart of the English football story. This means moving towards increasing our representation of women in football to 50% across our collections and exhibitions. Curator of Women's Football Belinda Scarlett talks about this exciting challenge and some new items collected in recent months...
30 June 2020
USA beat China 21-years-ago to claim their second Women's World Cup on home soil. This official match ball is signed by the victorious American team.
25 June 2020
With the museum gearing-up for reopening, one set of visitors will be looking forward to returning more than most.
23 June 2020
His World Cup heroics in 1990 made him a global football superstar, while his semi-final tears made him a puppet on the small screen. Collections Manager Wiebke Cullen takes a closer look at this latex legend....