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.
19 January 2023
Tim Desmond, Chief Executive Officer at the National Football Museum, reflects on his time in Manchester.
12 December 2022
Allan Maull, the National Football Museum’s longest-serving volunteer, looks back at his time with the museum.
7 October 2022
As England face the USA in a record-selling Wembley friendly, Uma Ghelani looks at an object from a game between the two teams in 1997.
15 August 2022
Uma Ghelani travels back 30 years, looking at the controversial and tumultuous beginnings of the Premier League.
21 July 2022
Kate Wells on the 1984 UEFA Women’s Euro Championship runner-up medal awarded to England Women captain Carol Thomas.
20 July 2022
Eloise Douglas takes a closer look at the cap and career of former Lionesses midfielder Liz Deighan.
15 July 2022
Eloise Douglas admires a unique England Women shirt from 1991, created and worn during the WFA era.
1 July 2022
Uma Ghelani looks at the legacy of Xochitl, the mascot for the unofficial 1971 Women's World Cup in Mexico.
24 June 2022
Uma Ghelani looks at the last medal won by England at a Women's European Championship: Hope Powell's runner-up silverware from 2009.
21 June 2022
Dr Alex Jackson talks about how railways have influenced the popularity of football and how big games brought Northern fans ‘down South’ for the first time.