It’s nearly 50 years since England’s footballers lifted the Jules Rimet World Cup trophy in 1966, making its memories more suitable for a history museum than a current trophy cabinet.
The National Football Museum has duly obliged with its collection of memorabilia, stories and interactive displays, with Geoff Hurst’s cup final shirt and the World Cup trophy making for an all-star centrepiece. It’s aimed at both youngsters keen to learn about the pre-Premier League era and those who were alive at the time and would prefer fanciful reminisce than following the current national crop’s exploits at Euro 2016 in France.
If the presence of the Jules Rimet itself isn’t incentive enough, as an added bonus the Urbis-based museum has developed an online game to whet your footballing appetites. Answer the questions to find out which of the 11 players you’re most like.
Let us know in the comment box below whose boots you’ll be wearing.
The World Cup 1966 exhibition launched on 25 June, 2016, and runs until 23 April, 2017. It’s free to view.
National Football Museum