50 years on from England’s golden summer, put yourself in the middle of the action with a unique new exhibition from the National Football Museum.

With stories from the people who made the games, played the games and watched the games that made the 1966 World Cup such an iconic tournament, the 1966 World Cup Exhibition celebrates England’s success and looks at the legacy of that win.

The 1966 Jules Rimet trophy and ball from the final are at the heart of the exhibition, but new immersive technology will recreate the atmosphere of Wembley on that famous day, giving visitors their own seat at the final.

A must-visit experience for football fans who remember 1966, or anyone who ever wanted to see England win a World Cup!

The National Football Museum’s 1966 World Cup Exhibition is being created in partnership with The Football Association (FA). The exhibition will be jointly staged at the museum’s Manchester home (opening 25 June until January 2017) and Wembley Stadium (opening 11 July) and will celebrate the glory of 1966 and the legacy of England’s win fifty years after the event.

It has been made possible thanks to a £302,500 Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant. A major part of the project will be dedicated to collecting and sharing memories of the tournament, thanks to the Sporting Memories Network

~ This blog was originally posted on the National Football Museum website.