Partnering with Tickets For Troops for Remembrance Weekend
1 November 2019
The National Football Museum in Manchester is supporting UK's Armed Forces by hosting members of Tickets For Troops for tours of the Museum over this year’s Remembrance weekend, Saturday 9th November 2019.
The museum is opening its doors to members of the military charity Tickets For Troops. Members of the charity will be given the opportunity to book complimentary entry to the museum via the Tickets For Troops website (www.ticketsfortroops.org.uk).
Football-loving troops will be able to appreciate some incredible and historic football items at the museum, including the museum's FA Cup and Premier League trophies, the match ball used when England won the World Cup in 1966 against West Germany and Maradona’s ‘Hand of God’ shirt, as well as taking on a virtual goalkeeper in a full-size penalty shootout through the old Wembley goalposts.
The museum is also staging a series of related activities on the day, including Trench Football crafts, talks on pioneering player and British Army officer Walter Tull, and We Were There sessions delivered by Imperial War Museum North, sharing the memories of football and the Second World War with visitors. Find out more about the full programme here.
Stuart Higgins, Director at Tickets For Troops, which is celebrating its 10 year anniversary this year, said: “The football community has been massively supportive to Tickets For Troops since day one so this wonderful gesture by the National Football Museum extends and deepens that relationship. Manchester and the north-west of England have a very strong football tradition and the Museum has a treasure trove of exhibits for every football fan as well as plenty of interactive opportunities.”
Anthony Willder, Chief Operating Officer at the National Football Museum, commented: “We’re delighted to be able to offer free admission via Tickets For Troops. We look forward to welcoming members on 9 November to enjoy some of the incredible stories we tell about England’s favourite game.”