It’s hard to believe it’s been 50 years since Bobby Moore and the boys brought home the World Cup for England, but here we are with half a century of hurt behind us. The National Football Museum on Cathedral Gardens is aiming to bring back the Spirit of ‘66 this Summer – and draw on the Euro fever currently sweeping the nation – with this retrospective exhibition on that great World Cup win. The exhibition uses the stories of players, fans and those behind the scenes to build a picture of the historic win and its resounding legacy: A unique immersive experience that puts you right there in the heat of the action in Wembley Stadium. There’s also some important centrepieces on display, as the Museum have managed to wangle not only the ball that was played on that day, but also the Jules Rimet trophy itself. It’s running through until April, so even if you’re gutted from England’s inevitable expulsion from the Euros, there’s still plenty of time to catch up when you’re heart’s mended.

Sat 25 Jun 2016 – Sun 23 Apr 2017, National Football Museum, Urbis Building, Cathedral Gardens, Todd Street, Manchester, M4 3BG. Tel: 0161 605 8200, 10am – 5pm,

Sat 25 Jun - Sun 23 Apr
Jon Whiteley
Published on:
Fri 9 Sep 2016