North Hertfordshire Museum

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North Herts Museum service holds an excellent football collection, of both local and national interest. Star items including Stanley Matthews’ football boots and Bert Trautmann’s neckbrace, as well as a comprehensive collection from the Hitchin Town Football Club. There are some 900 items in all. Some other important pieces are on long term loan to the National Football Museum.

The material originally comprised the “Football Museum”, which was set up by the manager Vic Wayling in 1956, and was based at Hitchin Town Football Club until its transfer to Hitchin Museum some years later.

As the museum is only partly open at the moment, viewing of this collection is by appointment only.

Arsenal handkerchief; 1930
Arsenal handkerchief; 1930