National Sporting Heritage Day Events
Across the country, organisations and our sporting heritage ambassadors are celebrating and sharing sporting heritage!
You can join them by visiting the following venues:
The Hockey Museum, Woking who will be extending the museum outside for one day only! With international objects, archives and artefacts on hand as well as an array of THMs amazing collection, the event will share the heritage of hockey and support the local community and wider to engage and share their own collections and knowledge. There will be a brilliant opportunity to have a go at hockey past and present outside the museum!
The River and Rowing Museum, Henley will be hosting a series of celebrity guest from the history of Rowing between 2.30 and 3.30 on the 30th September to explore the “Stories of the Boat Race“. They will be joined by special guests BBC Sport legend Barry Davies, commentator for the past 25 Boat Races, Robert Treharne-Jones who was part of the BBC Radio team for many years, Daphne Martschenko, Cambridge University Women’s Boat Club President and Boat Race crew member, and former BBC producer/cameraman and broadcast historian Nick Gilbey.
The National Football Museum, Manchester are hosting a celebration of women’s football heritage on the 30th September and 1st October for National Sporting Heritage Day. The event will capture oral history, objects, and archives from members of the women’s footballing community to raise the awareness of these collections and increase the knowledge of women’s football heritage.
Doha Athletics Club and Liz McColgan will give the event and international flavour by celebrating sporting heritage across borders.
In addition, there will be further events at The Potteries Museum and Art Galleries, Yorkshire County Cricket Club, Wigan Warriors and so many more! Many of our Community Grant Projects also have events and activities so take a look to see if there’s an event near you. Keep up-to-date by following the hashtag #NSHD2018.