Celebrating Wembley 100 at the museum

In April 1923, Wembley Stadium (then known as Empire Stadium) first opened its turnstiles to the general public.

In the century that followed, Wembley old and new has been the backdrop to some of the sport’s greatest moments, from England’s 1966 World Cup triumph to the Lionesses’ spectacular WEURO glory last year.

To mark the occasion, the National Football Museum is marking the occasion with a series of activities, tours and digital content.

Our extensive collection features items from the first ever FA Cup Final staged at Wembley in 1923, as well as recovered furniture from the stadium itself. Take a look at one of the original turnstiles, and take your seat for a selfie in one of the surviving wooden chairs from the famous ground.

In Easter’s Brick Maker Challenges, construct your own building with a special arch or tower feature, design your very own Wembley-worthy silverware, or take part in one of our other brick-related challenges, designed to get young minds thinking creatively about football.

Visitors of all ages can learn more about significant Wembley moments on one of our insightful highlights tours, and we’ll be sharing some of those stories beyond our museum walls via our website and social media channels.

The museum houses so many memories of Wembley – and we want to hear yours. Before the anniversary itself, we will be asking visitors to share their own stories – of the ground, of memorable games or unique personal moments – on our Pitch Gallery community wall. We will be sharing our favourites towards the end of the month.

See our full fixture list for the month via our What’s On page, and find out more about Wembley 100 via the Wembley Stadium website: wembleystadium.com/about/wembley-100