The Football Fans Museum in Sunderland
The Football Fans Museum in Sunderland

The Football Fans Museum in Sunderland

Sunderland till I die! Are you mad about football? Well, you’re in luck, because The Fans Museum might well be just the place for you! It is a museum dedicated to the history of football and its fans. It’s unique, friendly and stuffed to the brim with character! They are an amazing museum with a huge collection of football memorabilia for fans from all around the world to attend to and admire. So why not head on down today and try on your idols’ match-worn shirts, boots and medals?

What day is best to visit The Fans Museum?

The museum is very accommodating and is always going to be thrilled to see you when its doors are open. However, the atmosphere on match days in particular is something not to miss out on!

The museum features a huge collection of football memorabilia from Sunderland itself, but also from all over the world. So if you’re not a Sunderland supporter, don’t worry; I’m sure there will be plenty for you to enjoy too! From the match-worn shirts of Cristiano Ronaldo and David Beckham to the actual boardroom table from Roker Park, all can be found at the Fans Museum. With lots of events running throughout the year, there’s always plenty going on for absolutely anyone who’s footy mad! The Fans Museum is also available to hire for Sunderland AFC home games, special events or private functions.

  • Tuesday to Saturday – 10:00 to 3:00
  • Mondays and Sundays – CLOSED
  • Times may be subject to change, so be sure to double-check the website
  • Free admission
  • Donations welcome

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